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Zambia commissions Chinese-built hydropower plant to tackle power deficit

Chikankata, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema officially commissioned a Chinese-built hydropower plant, following the switching on of the plant’s fifth generator on Friday. The five generators at the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Station, constructed by the Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation Limited, added a total of 750 megawatts to the …

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UEGCL records 24% growth in income to Shs 210bn

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | State-owned Uganda Electricity Generation Company has maintained a growth trajectory in its annual performance with the latest financial results indicating a 24 per cent growth in income to Shs 210.9billion for the year ended June.30. The company attributes increase in income to a surge in …

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Hydropower is a bad bargain

While hydro dams emits no greenhouse gases, reservoirs can be worse than fossil-fuel power plants COMMENT | BRAHMA CHELLANEY | The era of cheap oil and gas is over. Russia’s war in Ukraine – or, more specifically, Europe’s ambitious effort to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels at a time …

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Lessons from national electricity blackouts

Government has the capacity to mobilise equipment and manpower and respond quickly to emergencies COMMENT | HARRISON E. MUTIKANGA | The recent locust invasion, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, extreme hydrological events with increased precipitation and rising Lake Victoria water levels, degraded lake catchment, and the subsequent potential threats to dam …

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