APR Energy says permanent power solutions needed


Image: By BiztechAfrica
APR Energy says permanent power solutions needed

US-based APR Energy CEO John Campion has visited Senegal, where the company runs temporary power facilities.

Campionmet representatives from Senegal’s energy sector to discuss the current and future energy situation within the region.

"A fast-track interim power solution such as the ones that APR offer are an ideal short-term solution to Africa's power needs," said Campion.

"Large-scale, permanent infrastructure ultimately needs to be put in place, but in the meantime an interim power source can help ensure that the country's economy is moving in the right direction."

APR Energy has been operating two temporary power facilities within Senegal, totaling 150MW, since mid-2011.  APR Energy has previously operated several other power facilities in Africa, including plants in Botswana, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. Currently, APR Energy is operating in 16 countries globally.

Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus


Twenty SMMEs graduate from MTN SA Foundation Accelerated Business Development Programme

This year twenty students are graduating from the MTN SA Foundation sponsored Accelerated Development Programme (ABDP). Read More

Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa

Caterpillar has launched the pilot phase of an e-learning website for people who have the ambition to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo. Read More

E-agriculture: How ICT is taking farming into the future

ICTs have the potential to support agricultural development in poor countries by functioning as innovative solutions to agricultural challenges.  Read More

KitsoWorks holds stakeholder engagement session

The implementing partners of Botswana's KitsoWorks initiative are working on scaling up the youth empowerment pilot project. Read More

New i2i initiative to draw customer data for better financial services

The Mastercard Foundation has launched a $9.6 million Initiative with Finmark Trust and Cenfri to provide better aggregated data to help financial service providers respond more appropriately to banking needs of poor clients. Read More

Airtel Kenya, First Lady launch mobile clinic in Embu county

Airtel Kenta CEO Adil El Youssefi yesterday joined Her Excellency the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for the official handover ceremony of the Airtel funded 34th “Beyond Zero” mobile clinic to Embu County. Read More

Schneider Electric launches 2016 graduate programme

Schneider Electric South Africa has launched a graduate programme for those students who want to become world-class engineers in the field of energy management. Read More

Airtel Ghana wins CSR excellence award

James Asare-Adjei of Ghana Industries, and Maame Dufie Cudjoe with Kwame Gyan of  Airtel Ghana Airtel Ghana has been named Best CSR Company for Education at the 5th Ghana CSR Excellence Awards. Read More

COMESA, Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African countries

COMESA, through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft, have taken a step toward strengthening their working alliance by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and the fostering of innovation in COMESA ... Read More

MainOne upgrades school ICT lab

In line with its vision to improve broadband penetration across Nigeria, MainOne has given a facelift to the ICT Laboratory of Herbert Macaulay Girls Secondary School, in Yaba, Lagos. Read More


Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks Unlimited


eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. 


Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says WoodNigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria.