ENGIE and Anglo American inaugurate the world’s largest hydrogen mining truck

SOUTH AFRICA – A prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck designed to operate in everyday mining conditions has been launched by Anglo American plc at its Mogalakwena PGMs mine in South Africa. President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa officiated the launch of Anglo American’s nuGen™️ Zero Emission Haulage Solution.  The 2MW hydrogen-battery hybrid truck, generating more power…

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ENGIE Equatorial inaugurates Lolwe solar mini-grid in Uganda

UGANDA – ENGIE Equatorial has announced that the Lolwe hybrid solar 600 kWp mini-grid, with integrated productive hub and e-mobility, has been inaugurated on Lolwe Island, Uganda. This joint project between ENGIE Energy Access and Equatorial Power Ltd. is the most advanced mini-grid on the African continent and is the result of a strong African-European alliance and is a real…

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ENGIE completes the acquisition of Xina Solar One power plant in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – French utility company ENGIE has announced the completion of the acquisition of Abengoa’s indirect stake in Xina Solar One (Pty) Limited. Following completion of the transaction, ENGIE will now hold a 40% equity stake in the Xina Solar One 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, as well as 46% of the Xina Operations & Maintenance Company…

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ENGIE empowers 6.5 million Africans with clean Energy via smart integration of mini-grids and new solar home system

AFRICA – ENGIE Energy Access (EEA) says that within 1 year of integrating its decentralized energy businesses, it has considerably expanded its customer base and is now delivering safe and reliable solar energy to 6.5 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. ENGIE has acquired approximately 200,000 new customers across its 9 markets of operation in Africa throughout 2021, despite the challenges…

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Scatec & ENGIE to produce hydrogen for Anglo’s Limpopo mine

SOUTH AFRICA – Norwegian renewable energy company, Scatec, and French energy giant, Engie, have entered into a two-year lease agreement where the former will supply its portable solar systems to help power ENGIE’s hydrogen plant stationed at Anglo American Platinum’s Mokalakwena mine in the Limpopo province of South Africa.  Scatec will supply a 616 kWp containerized mobile solar energy system…

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Engie, Energy Web partner to launch solar mini gid and kits financing platform

AFRICA – Electricity access solutions provider Engie Energy Access, a subsidiary of French giant Engie, has partnered with Energy Web to launch “DeFi”, a decentralised financing platform that will facilitate the deployment of solar mini-grids and solar kits in sub-Saharan Africa via electronic money. Finance access to electricity in rural areas is a major concern for providers of decentralised electricity…

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FONSIS, Meridiam and ENGIE to commission two 60 MW photovoltaic power plants

SENEGAL – Sovereign Strategic Investment Fund (FONSIS), Meridiam and ENGIE have announced the commissioning of two photovoltaic power plants in Senegal with a total production capacity of 60 MW. Kahone Solaire SA (35MW) and Kaél Solaire SA (25MW) are located respectively in the regions of Kaolack and Diourbel, in the centre of the country. These plants are part of the…

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ENGIE to carry out the feasibility study on South Africa’s hydrogen valley

SOUTH AFRICA – ENGIE, electric utility company has announced  the signing of an agreement together with South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation, South African National Energy Development Institute,  Anglo American, one of the world’s leading producers of platinum group metals, and Bambili Energy, the clean energy solutions provider, to carry out a feasibility study to create an “Hydrogen Valley”…

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ENGIE acquires 40% stake in 100MW Xina Solar One in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA –  French multinational electric utility company ENGIE has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar plant, as well as 46% of the Operations & Maintenance Company. The plant is equipped with parabolic trough technology and a molten salt storage system that allows for 5.5 hours…

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ENGIE mergers its Africa portfolio with MESCAT business unit

AFRICA – French multinational electric utility company ENGIE, has merged its Africa portfolio with the MESCAT Business Unit under the leadership of Sébastien Arbola, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE MESCATA (Middle East, South and Central Asia, Turkey, and Africa). Sébastien Arbola has also been appointed executive vice-president in charge of Thermal Generation and Energy Supply activities at ENGIE Group level, with effect…

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