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Kenya is set to increase its energy imports from Ethiopia as the two countries activate a bilateral agreement on power trade.Kenya and Ethiopia have a pact to trade in electricity at fairly low costs, but this has over time been hampered by lack of proper infrastructure.Kenya is, however, in the process of completing the Eastern Electricity Highway, which the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has termed a game-changer. 

The agreement enables Kenya to import or export to Ethiopia up to 400MW of electricity. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) said yesterday Kenya will this year import 200MW from Ethiopia as among the major initiatives that are expected to tame electricity prices by limiting dependence on thermal power plants.The power sector regulator also expects small-scale power plants, including some hydro plants run by Kenya Tea Development Agency-owned factories, to start feeding into the grid in the course of the year.

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ACWA Power will develop, finance, construct and operate a 200-MW solar photovoltaic plant in Egypt. The announcement follows another by ACWA earlier this week that it would build 250 MW in solar PV capacity in Ethiopia. The Saudi Arabian power and water desalination firm is known for its conventional power projects but has expanded to renewables in recent years.

ACWA signed a power purchase agreement with the government of Egypt to develop, finance, construct and operate the Kom Ombo photovoltaic plant. The signing took place under the patronage of Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt; Osama Naqli, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Egypt; and Mohamed Shaker, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy.

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Kenya has joined the league of Africa oil exporters after its first consignment of 200,000 barrels fetched $12 million on Thursday afternoon. That means the sweet light crude sold at $60 per barrel, an uptick of nearly 40 per cent above the $43 per barrel that the government had set as the break-even point for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the breakthrough on twitter with a concise message: "We are now an oil exporter."

He expressed confidence that the oil trade would help grow the economy and end poverty. “So, I think we have started the journey and it is up to us to ensure that those resources are put to the best use to make our country both prosperous and to ensure we eliminate poverty,” said President Kenyatta. The oil production statistics were disclosed by London-based Tullow Oil, which has exploration and oilfields in Turkana.

 

Source: theeastafrican

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