Tag Archives: Energy

Hirgigo Power Plant Resumes 24-hr Power Supply

The plant starts providing uninterrupted electric power supply after undergoing plant expansion program worth $98.6m.

Sporadic power supply is now a thing of the past. The current output capacity has been upgraded from 84 MW to 132 MW.

BY SHABAIT

A project worth 98.6 million Dollars has been implemented to augment the electric power supply by 60%.

The project that was implemented by the Chinese SFECO Company will upgrade the electric power supply by 46 mega watts. Continue reading Hirgigo Power Plant Resumes 24-hr Power Supply

Eritrean Red Sea Coast Now Open for Offshore Exploration

Eritrea’s Red Sea coast is once again open for Oil and Gas explorations, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.

By Michael Arustamov,

The Eritrea’s Red Sea coast is open for O&G (Oil and Gas) explorations, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Eritrean’s hydrocarbon exploration activities have stayed dormant for nearly 30 years due to ongoing conflict for independence with Ethiopia. Continue reading Eritrean Red Sea Coast Now Open for Offshore Exploration

Eritrea – EU Cooperation: History & Perspectives

“The European Union’s partnership with Eritrea is one that is based on mutual understanding and a joint ambition of working towards common long-term interests … and its overall objective is to improve livelihoods of the Eritrean population through poverty reduction and elimination so that Eritrea can achieve sustainable social and economic development.” – Ambassador Christian Manahl

By Ambassador Christian Manahl | Head of the EU Delegation to Eritrea,

Europe Day, celebrated annually on 9 May, marks the anniversary of French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman’s call on the nations of Europe to unite in order to make war among them impossible. His speech marked the beginning of European integration that eventually led to the creation of today’s European Union. Beginning of May is therefore an apt time to recognise the European Unions’ cooperation not only among its own member states, but with its many partners across the world, including Eritrea, and to celebrate the successes that this cooperation has achieved and will continue to achieve in years come. Continue reading Eritrea – EU Cooperation: History & Perspectives

Eritrea and EU Poised to Sign 11th EDF Cooperation Agreement

EU set to approve the 11th EDF (2014-2020) to Eritrea

By TesfaNews,

THE European Union and the State of Eritrea are inching closer to sign the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) cooperation agreement that runs from 2014-2020.

Government Spokesperson and Minister of Information Yemane G. Meskel indicated that the multi-million-euro development package will mostly focus on enhancing Eritrea’s energy infrastructure projects.

Soon after the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced the intention last month to allow Continue reading Eritrea and EU Poised to Sign 11th EDF Cooperation Agreement

Harnessing the Geothermal Potential of Eritrea

UNEP in association with ARGeo started to support Eritrea’s Geothermal energy development around Alid. It also proposes for Eritrea to host the 6th ARGeo biennial conference (ARGeo-C6) next year

By ARGeo,

UNITED Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has thrown its weight behind Eritrea’s vision of advancing clean energy development in the country.

Through the GEF Funded African Rift Geothermal Development Facility project (ARGeo) which promotes geothermal resource exploration, development and utilization in African countries, UNEP is engaged in supporting Eritrea (an ‘ARGeo country’) through the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in the geothermal resource development particularly in the surface exploration of Alid geothermal prospect in Eritrea. Continue reading Harnessing the Geothermal Potential of Eritrea

The Future of Solar Farming in Eritrea

Reports suggest that all new energy production in Eritrea could be from renewable sources by 2030 and all existing generation could be converted to renewable energy by 2050, if deployment is backed by the right public policies.

By GeoGroup,

ERITREA is blessed with a vast solar energy potential. Everyday, most parts of the country receive 7.5 – 8 kWh of solar energy per square meter. Eritrea’s deserts and farmland are amongst the sunniest in the world, and thus suitable for large-scale power production.

The Eritrean government should embrace favourable tax structures and consider providing financial resources to fund projects to put up community solar farms as part of their energy development programs. Continue reading The Future of Solar Farming in Eritrea