Tag: hydropower

Can Africa take the lead in the global renewable energy revolution?

Over the weekend Kenya launched Africa's biggest wind power plant. The project is set to boost electricity supply and reduce costs. The giant wind farm of 365 turbines is contributing to the other renewable sources that powers 70 per cent of the country’s electricity, adding to hydropower and geothermal supplies, and all of this is happening at a time when a coal power plant was recently blocked on the Kenyan coast. Analyst, Ken Agutamba joins CNBC Africa for more.

Diversifying East Africa’s energy mix

Diversifying East Africa’s energy mix

African nations urged to avoid hydropower reliance

African nations need to diversify energy supply, particularly countries reliant on hydropower, industry experts said at an energy conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The region has been affected by severe droughts in recent...

Tanzania eyes hydropower project in game reserve despite criticism

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala | DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania said on Tuesday it plans to build a long-delayed 2,100-megawatt hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations and variety of wildlife habitats despite...