blackouts

  • Gas Pipeline Reopens in Libya

    Gas Pipeline Reopens in Libya

    Wednesday, 29th April 2020

    The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced that the Sidi Al-Sayeh gas pipeline has reopened.

  • Electricity Ministry Seeks to Achieve 25% Energy Surplus

    Electricity Ministry Seeks to Achieve 25% Energy Surplus

    Tuesday, 10th May 2016
    The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, said that the energy sector seeks to achieve an electricity surplus of up to 25% in the coming summer period with high demand in order to avoid any blackouts.
  • Ghana Resolving Electricity Supply Deficit ahead of Elections

    Ghana Resolving Electricity Supply Deficit ahead of Elections

    Sunday, 3rd January 2016
    Ghana's government said it had added power generation capacity to its national grid in an attempt to fix electricity supply deficit that caused years of frequent blackouts hurting businesses. As frequent blackouts have also angered voters, the government pledges improvements ahead of the country's parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in late 2016.
  • Low Water Levels Hit Zimbabwean Power Generation

    Low Water Levels Hit Zimbabwean Power Generation

    Sunday, 22nd November 2015
    More blackouts and low industrial production are imminent in Zimbabwe as the output from a major source of hydro electric power drops to critical levels.
  • South African Power-Coal Dispute Enters New Phase

    South African Power-Coal Dispute Enters New Phase

    Thursday, 27th August 2015
    In the latest developments concerning the Eskom-Gelcore dispute in South Africa, power supplier Eskom announced on Wednesday that it now insists on compensation from Glencore's mining subsidiary Optimum
  • Blackouts Minimized through Maintenance, LNG Imports

    Blackouts Minimized through Maintenance, LNG Imports

    Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
    A total of 3,632 MW has been added to the national grid through implementing the ministry’s urgent plan to meet electricity demand
  • Eskom Expands Rolling Blackouts

    Eskom Expands Rolling Blackouts

    Thursday, 16th April 2015
    South African power utility Eskom expanded rolling blackouts for a second straight day to the "Stage Three" level on Wednesday, meaning it needs to cut 4,000 megawatts from household and industrial consumers to prevent a grid collapse.
  • Gas Demand in Nigeria Drives Growth at Seplat

    Gas Demand in Nigeria Drives Growth at Seplat

    Wednesday, 4th March 2015
    Nigerian energy company Seplat (SEPLAT.LG) expects its gas business to contribute around a third to its profits over the next two years, up from less than 10 percent today, as demand for electricity generation in Africa's biggest economy soars.
  • South Africa’s Eskom Continues Second Day of Rolling Blackouts

    South Africa’s Eskom Continues Second Day of Rolling Blackouts

    Monday, 16th February 2015
    South African power utility Eskom implemented a second day of “Stage 2” pervasive blackouts to ease the burden on the national grid, build up diesel supplies and gather water reserves in hydropower dams, reported Reuters.
  • Eskom Cancels Plans to Rotate Blackouts in South Africa

    Eskom Cancels Plans to Rotate Blackouts in South Africa

    Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
    South Africa’s power utility canceled plans to start rotating power cuts on Tuesday morning after households and businesses reduced demand, minimizing strain on the grid.