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Old September 26th, 2015, 12:38 PM   #1
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Renewable energy in Africa

Renewable energy charges ahead in Africa

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015

The amount of money being deposited into African projects, particularly in energy and power distribution, increased by nearly 50% in 2014, according to a study by Deloitte. One of the most exciting projects was the Grand Inga Hydro Power Project, seen as a potential continental game changer. Initial estimates are that the massive project could help save US$32 billion in capital spending and 65 megatons in carbon emissions.
With a drop in renewable technology prices, many project planners are increasingly seeing the potential in renewable sources. Projects are dotted throughout Africa, from one of Africa’s largest wind farms in Ethiopia to a massive boost in hydro power in Angola.

Eight leading renewable energy projects in Africa

Kenya – Kenya is now the world’s ninth largest producer of geothermal energy. Plans envisage the doubling of capacity by the end of 2016 by expanding the Olkaria plant. Kenya is also moving ahead in developing its wind power resources.

Ethiopia – Ethiopia has tackled the impact of falling water levels in the dry season by moving into wind power. It now boasts one of Africa’s largest wind farms. The 120 MW, 84-turbine farm is 780 kilometres north of the capital of Addis Ababa.

Nigeria – Oil-rich Nigeria is scaling up its solar capacity. Agreements signed in 2014 and 2015 will take the country across the 5GW threshold. Nigeria is also in negotiations with a South Korea company, HQMC, about building another 10GW in capacity and establishing Africa’s first large-scale solar- panel manufacturing facility.

South Africa – South Africa has been recognised for one of the fastest rates of growth in the world for renewable energy investment through its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPP) programme, with projects ranging from wind and solar PV to biogas.

Mauritania – Solar energy now powers a third of energy use in Nouakchott, the capital city of this West African country, and makes up 10% of the national grid. Plans are also underway to commission a 30MW wind farm, boosting the share of renewable energy in the national energy mix to 45%.

Democratic Republic of Congo – The Grand Inga hydro power project is forecast to double Africa’s electricity production capacity, making it the world’s largest infrastructure project.

Rwanda – Ignite Power is the first part of an ambitious plan aimed at achieving universal access to clean energy coverage in Rwanda. It brings together local and international organisations and has developed a template for connecting all households on and beyond the grid.

Ghana – The world’s fourth largest solar facility is under construction in western Ghana. The US$400 million Nzema solar project will include 630 000 solar modules generating 155MW of power. It will add 6% to Ghana’s overall power generation.

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No mention of Morocco which is leading this sector in Africa?
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Old September 26th, 2015, 07:56 PM   #3
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On renewables, the IEA expects Morocco to reach its renewable energy targets of 2 GW of wind, 2 GW of solar and a 2 GW increase in hydropower capacity by 2020. If these targets are achieved, renewables would account for 42% of the country's total installed electricity generation capacity. Morocco already has 600 MW of wind capacity, and over 1000 MW are in planning or construction. The first concentrated solar power (CSP) project, with an initial capacity of 160 GW, has also been launched in Ouarzazate, and a legal and institutional framework for renewable energy has been established. Morocco has also taken specific measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the energy sector.
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Morocco faces two major energy issues: energy independence (the country is dependent on outside sources for 97% of its energy supply) and growing demand (6% to 8% annual increase in demand for electric energy since 1998). Solar power in Morocco is enabled by one of the highest rates of solar insolation of any country — about 3,000 hours per year of sunshine. Morocco has launched one of the world’s largest solar energy projects costing an estimated $9 billion. The aim of the project is to generate 2,000 megawatts of solar generation capacity by the year 2020. Five solar power stations are to be constructed. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), a public-private venture, has been established to lead the project. The first plant will be commissioned in 2015, and the entire project in 2019. Once completed, the solar project will provide 18% of Morocco’s annual electricity generation.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 08:17 PM   #5
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Is Morocco really capable of adding 6 GW of renewable energy capacity in 5 years? who will foot the bill? and what price the final consummer will pay that energy? is it really doable?
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Of course as usual, a wild skeptical Algerian flies in with condescending skepticism and uninformed views. It is getting rather tiresome.


The project is underway and Morocco has relied on the sweat of its citizens' brows, foreign investments, loans and donors to to foot the bill.

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NOOR I, II and III.
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This project is part of the Ouarzazate Solar Complex Programme (500 MW) scheduled
to be implemented in phases. The first phase (Nour I) of 160 MW was approved by the
Bank in May 2012. While implementing this phase, the Moroccan Agency for
Renewable Energies (MASEN) started preparing phase II of the Ouarzazate Solar
Complex with a capacity of 300 MW (Noor II and Noor III), for which this second
financing is provided by the African Development Bank jointly with other donors. The
technical, financial, environmental and social studies of the complex have been
conducted. The project is the first of a series of 5 solar complexes in Morocco which
will have a combined capacity of 2000 MW by 2020.
You will find here everything that you need to know if you are interested (PDF):

http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/upload...IA_Summary.pdf
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Is Morocco really capable of adding 6 GW of renewable energy capacity in 5 years? who will foot the bill? and what price the final consummer will pay that energy? is it really doable?
Morocco has no Oil neither Natural Gaz.

when it comes to reduce its foreign dependance of fossil energy, He should not look at the bill price, because bein energically independante by the use of renewable energy has no price and it will be very profitable for future generations
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I'm just asking about how to put 6 GW of renewable new capacity in 5 years while the entire Moroccan installed capacity is 8 GW as for 2014.

If this target has to be met all the projects has to be in route to be implemated, so and I'm asking for an exhaustive list of all the concrete projects.............Morocco has only 160 MW of solar thermal capacity and the Noor II and Nour III will add 300 MW projects which should start this year not sure to be ready in 2020, how would you add 2000 MW?

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Morocco has no Oil neither Natural Gaz.

when it comes to reduce its foreign dependance of fossil energy, He should not look at the bill price, because bein energically independante by the use of renewable energy has no price and it will be very profitable for future generations
ONEE is losing money in this project as they sell the Kwh 1,5650 Dirham and buy it from ACWA the Noor I project owner 1,62 Dirham................. ,its a non sens, you are loosing in competiteveness in the global market and guess who is winning?
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ACWA Power to offer implementing 2,000 MW renewable energy project


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Saudi ACWA Power and Emirati Masdar plan to make an official offer to the Ministry of Electricity next week to establish renewable energy projects with a capacity of 2,000 MW.

These include 1,500 MW in solar energy, and 500 MW through wind energy.

These projects set to be established by ACWA Power and Masdar are part of the agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed during the Economic Summit held in Sharm El-Sheikh last March.

Hassan Amin, Regional Manager of ACWA Power, said that a meeting was held with Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker and head of the Renewable Energy Authority Mohamed Salah Al-Sobki in order to agree on the next steps for the projects. Their financial closing is expected to be completed six months after signing the agreement to buy energy.

According to Amin, a number of international bodies agreed to finance the project. However, Masdar and ACWA Power’s shares in the project have not yet been agreed upon. He added that the MoU was drafted with accuracy, and there were no disagreements regarding the project’s implementation.

ACWA Power plans to launch three plants to generate electricity from solar and wind energy in Egypt with 150 MW capacity and investments worth $205m.

ACWA Power was qualified for the establishment of new and renewable energy projects according to the feed-in tariff system approved by the cabinet. The company will launch a solar energy plant with a capacity of 50 MW in Benban in Aswan, and two wind energy plants with a capacity of 100 MW in the Gulf of Suez.

Amin said the company will begin negotiations with a number of institutions in order to finance 75% of the total project costs.
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Morocco 850MW tender deadline extended

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The deadline for bids for 850MW of wind power has been extended at the request of the five bidders in order to "optimise their offers", the National Office of Energy and Water (ONEE) said.

The deadline for the commercial bids and the final technical and industrial bids have been extended from 18 September to 30 October.

Five entities submitted bids to develop, design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the five projects in the main tender launched 2014: Acciona; EDF Energies Nouvelles with Alstom, QWEC of Qatar and FIPAR of Morocco; ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia with Gamesa; Nareva Holding of Morocco with Enel Green Power and Siemens; and Engie/International Power with Vestas.

The 850MW is spread over five sites located at Tiskrad (300MW), Midelt (150MW), Jbel Lahdid 200MW, Tangier II (100MW) and Boujdour (100MW).

For the first time bidders must include plans for local content and the projects will be built under a public-private partnership.

Gamesa and ACWA Power have already said they will build a blade factory if successful.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #15
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Cape Town - The Independent Power Producer (IPP) office has procured 6 327 MW of renewable energy since 2010 and has plans to expand into Africa.
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2. Since November 2011 more than 6 327 MW from 92 renewable energy projects have been awarded – wind projects contribute more than half of total capacity:


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Renewal Energy Country Attractiveness Index September 2015

Two markets that have successfully deployed PPP strategies to develop utility-scale projects are Morocco and South Africa. Both have utilized a competitive bidding process to spur both mainstream and emerging renewable technologies, rapidly becoming the preferred model for procuring generating capacity. However, Stephen Auton-Smith, who played a major role as part of EY’s financial advisory team on both the South African Renewable
Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) and Morocco’s NOOR Ouarzazate II and III CSP tenders, notes that the two have applied very different PPP procurement models that reflect varying degrees of risk sharing between the project developer and energy offtaker, as summarized below. In South Africa, the Department of Energy is responsible for procuring power across all technologies, while the Kingdom of Morocco has separated responsibility for different renewable sources. State-owned national utility Office National de l’Electricité et l’Eau Potable (ONEE) is responsible for procuring hydro and wind energy, while a dedicated entity — the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) — has been created to spur solar energy generation, although both Masen and ONEE are deploying a similar PPP model.




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SA’s renewable energy plan a global success story

SOUTH Africans may be negative at times about their country’s prospects, but its renewable energy sector has rapidly emerged as a global leader. It is investor friendly, is based on pragmatic policy and sees the government working efficiently with business.

The emergence of the sector was triggered in part by the 2008 power crisis and the onset of load shedding. SA could no longer ignore the incredible energy potential of its abundant sun and wind.

The government responded with bold targets in its 2010-30 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for 17,800MW of new power generation capacity from renewables. At the time, this was a huge 42% of total power generation capacity.

Today, renewables are delivering clean energy, jobs, technology, foreign investment, rural development, community benefits, skills and new research.

The World Wildlife Fund calls SA’s renewable energy sector "a flagship public-private partnership model for SA and the rest of Africa".

Renewable energy has attracted investment of R192.6bn, of which 28% (R53.2bn) is foreign investment — equal to 85.8% of all foreign direct investment in SA last year. Investment in renewables grew 20,500% between 2011 and 2012.

The booming sector has contributed more than 109,000 jobs and cut the equivalent of 4.4-million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The 2014 United Nations Environment Programme put SA among the top 10 countries for renewable energy investments. SA has a world-first wind atlas, and is the 10th-biggest solar market in the world for installations of 5MW and above.

The 2014 ClimateScope study placed SA third among 35 surveyed nations in attracting capital to low-carbon energy sources.

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SA, Congo vow to step up work on Inga 3 dam project

The Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa vowed on Friday to step up work on a massive new hydroelectric dam on the Congo River that could provide power to the entire continent.

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila and President Jacob Zuma welcomed progress so far on the multi-billion dollar Inga 3 dam project, a statement said, after their talks in Kinshasa.

But the leaders also urged authorities in their two countries to "speed up the process with a view to resolving all the outstanding issues... in order to clear the way for carrying out this pan-African project", Congolese Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda said reading from the statement.

The Congo is Africa’s most powerful river and already a major producer of hydroelectric power, but the Inga 3 would be unprecedented.

The Inga 3 Basse Chute project near Matadi would divert Congo River waters into a 12-kilometre channel and then pass them through a 100-metre-high hydropower dam in the Bundi Valley before releasing the water back into the river.

The intake would be above the existing Inga 1 and Inga 2 dams, and the outflow downstream from both.

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