JOHANNESBURG, South AfricaAs Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission and Distribution in Africa.” The paper explores the opportunities and challenges faced in Sub-Saharan Africa as the new future of energy and electrification emerges. The paper also looks at the role of smart technology to transform grids as they continue to reflect the changes in the way energy is generated, distributed, traded, managed and stored. Co-authored by the Strategic Marketing unit of GE Power in Sub-Saharan Africa and Energy and Environment Research Analysts of Frost and Sullivan, the white paper presents several challenge
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business has today announced it has completed a $40M Electricity Transmission System Improvement turnkey project with Ethiopian Electric Power. The project will raise access to electricity by transferring bulk electric power to the southern and south-western parts of the country. New substations will also help reduce technical losses in the transmission system in the medium term. This project will support overall electrification plans of Ethiopia, provide sustainable power and allow the transmission of reliable power from the interconnected system “This project will support overall electrification plans of Ethiopia, provide sustainable power and allow the transmissi
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaGeneral Electric (GE), the world’s premier Digital Industrial Company, has commissioned a scalable micro grid system powered by a Hybrid Distributed Power unit for Digo Village in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The system which was implemented in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the Oromia Region Energy bureau as well as Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) will provide reliable, cost effective power to 1,500 inhabitants of Digo providing critical power to a health clinic, school, administrative offices and homes. Electricity access is an essential pillar of economic and social development. Localized solutions such as the Hybrid Distributed Power unit provided by GE The commissioning is consistent with Ethiopi
NAIROBI, Kenya Outgoing Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Sahle-Work Zewde has commended First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for being a role model in servant hood leadership. She said for the last seven years the First Lady has initiated programmes, which have transformed the lives of communities in the grassroots. “I have seen and interacted with many First Ladies but none can be compared to you. Most of them hold high level meetings but neglect the grassroots,” said Ms Zewde. She said the First Lady embodies humility and selflessness in leadership, which has endeared her to many in Kenya as well as the international community. Ambassador Sahle-Work has been appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as his new special representative and head
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's First lady Margaret Kenyatta has bid farewell to the outgoing Director General of the United nations Office in Nairobi Ms. Sahle - Work Zewde whose tour of duty has come to an end. Ms Sahle was appointed to this position by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 11th March 2011 and is the first person to hold the post at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Prior to her appointment with UNON, Zewde served as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA). Previously, she also held a number of other high level positions including as Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and as ...
NAIROBI, Kenya Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has commended the East African Community for projects under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects that is spurring regional development. Speaking at the 14th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi Kenya, Mr Museveni said: "I am happy because for the last 50 years I have been working on these projects with elders like Mzee Kenyatta, Nyerere, Obote." The Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) is a multilateral development initiative established in 2013 and is aimed at speeding up development in the region particularly the improvement of infrastructure for ease of movement of people, goods and services in the region. Speaking on a raft of undertakings under NCIP, President Museveni b
NAIROBI, Kenya The Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) Summit has kicked off in Nairobi this morning. The conference being hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta is being attended by Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda while President Salva Kiir of South Sudan is represented by a special envoy. Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi and DR. Congo are attending today's summit as observers. The Heads of State are expected to discuss the progress of mega infrastructure projects designed to benefit the wider Eastern Africa region. Specifically, the leaders will discuss the progress of implementation of the outcomes of the 13th Summit, which was held in Kampala in April, 2016. Top on the agenda of the summit is the progress of
PRETORIA, South AfricaH.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia following an attack against civilians at a rally in Addis Ababa on Saturday, 23 June 2018, which was held in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's reform agenda. President Ramaphosa has expressed shock and dismay at the grenade explosion that struck the rally of supporters, killing at least one person and wounding scores, with many in a critical condition and strongly condemned this cowardly attack. The President expresses his sincere condolences to the families and friends for the loss of their loved ones and wishes a speedy recove