Power Infrastructure

Westmont Mbossa Power Plant is a 46 MW barge-mounted kerosene fired power plant. Several coalescing challenges facing Kenya in the 1990s were the impetus for the construction of this power facility. As a result of severe drought in the early 1990s, generation from Kenya's hydroelectric dams was significantly reduced.........

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Why Green Revenue Bonds Makes Sense For African Countries

As at the end of 2015, African countries have mobilized about US$2.5billion in green bonds for renewable projects.[1] Morocco, Nigeria, and Kenya were the first countries to consider sovereign green bonds.[2] As such programs grow in popularity, the need to issue bonds that rely upon less government support has become crucial.......

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More Haste Less Speed: Controlling The Escalating Costs of Feed In Tariff (“FiT”) Programs in Africa

In April 2015, the authorities in Ghana announced reductions in the capacity of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) projects that may qualify for financial support under its FiT Program. If implemented, the installed capacity of a PV project that is connected to the main Ghana Grid Company’s transmission network will go down from 150MW to 20MW......

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A Justifying Theory For The $900M Price Tag of the Bujagali Dam In Uganda

I will like to revisit this project to reevaluate an often cited criticism, its price tag.......

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