power cuts

  • Egypt in Negotiations with Russia on LNG Shipment

    Egypt in Negotiations with Russia on LNG Shipment

    Sunday, 6th March 2016
    The Egyptian government is currently in negotiations with Russia to open new international bids for shipments of liquefied natural gas.
  • Egypt Sees Highest Electricity Usage Ever

    Egypt Sees Highest Electricity Usage Ever

    Wednesday, 12th August 2015
    The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced that it observed electricity consumption of over 29,000MW, the highest ever recorded, reported Amwalalghad.
  • Libya’s Eastern Power Grid On the Verge of Collapse

    Libya’s Eastern Power Grid On the Verge of Collapse

    Sunday, 2nd August 2015
    Libya power grid in the east is on the verge of a catastrophic collapse, a senior GECOL engineer has warned. His warning is being echoed in t west of the country. Tripoli, Benghazi, Sebha, Kufra and Marj are among many places where power is out for hours at a time and in Benghazi this week, one district endured a cut lasting three days.
  • Bombs Cuts Electricity in 14 Villages

    Bombs Cuts Electricity in 14 Villages

    Tuesday, 19th May 2015
    Three bombs blew up an electricity pylon near Aswan in Upper Egypt on Monday, cutting power to 14 villages, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
  • Libyan Chaos Threatens More Oilfields and Exports to Italy

    Libyan Chaos Threatens More Oilfields and Exports to Italy

    Thursday, 30th April 2015
    Libyan protesters have shut down an eastern gas field and threaten to close the western Wafa oil and gas field, which would stop gas exports to Italy, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said on Wednesday.
  • Africa’s Richest Man Courts Seeks to Boost Nigerian Gas

    Africa’s Richest Man Courts Seeks to Boost Nigerian Gas

    Tuesday, 28th April 2015
    Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, plans to quadruple the supply of gas to Nigeria by building pipelines that may be backed by Carlyle Group LP and Blackstone Group LP, the world’s two biggest private-equity firms.
  • 1 Million Energy-Saving Street Lighting Devices to Tackle Power Deficit

    1 Million Energy-Saving Street Lighting Devices to Tackle Power Deficit

    Thursday, 23rd April 2015
    Dimian said the EGP 136 million price tag represent 25% of the value of the project’s first phase, which aims to supply and install 1 million devices. The project is set to reach approximately 3.98 million devices with the completion of the six-phase project.
  • Power Cuts Due to Mediterranean and Western Desert Maintenance

    Power Cuts Due to Mediterranean and Western Desert Maintenance

    Thursday, 26th March 2015
    Different parts of Egypt spent at least an hour in darkness Wednesday night, arousing fears of recurrent –and almost daily- outages in the upcoming summer as the country has been facing the worst energy crisis over the past few years.
  • 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.