Energy in Congo Kinshasa

  • How to boost private sector investment in Africa’s electricity infrastructure

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 A new World Bank statement has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. The statement which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday by the World Bank indicated that Africa lags behind the rest of the world at the same time as it comes to electricity, with just 35 % of the people with access to power and a generation capacity of only 100 GW. According to the statement those who do have power typically consume relatively little, face frequent outages and pay high prices.
  • Nigerian Minister of National for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakili

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2014/03/26 Towards conference its electricity needs, the Nigerian Government has signed a Memorandum of Considerate (MoU) to purchase power from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country currently targeting at least 40,000 megawatts of electricity from its dams. Nigerian Minister of National for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakili, told an investors' conference, organized by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), in Abuja on Monday that some of the electricity to be bought from Congo would as well be exported to some neighbouring nations where Nigeria's transmission network expands to. The conference was organised to lure foreign investors to Nigeria’s transmission network.
  • African energy environment seems rather dynamic at present

    BOTSWANA, 2013/07/02 Cross Border Data’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and next prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets. Maps are drawn/updated annually by ‘journalist mapmaker’ David Burles and an introductory piece describes the process of production as requiring the application of investigative techniques to obtain even the majority basic data. Data on the continent’s energy environment has been built up using “not only maps, but as well press releases, news statement and good old-fashioned journalistic legwork”.