Mozambique introduces sharp electricity tariff increase

first_imgThis article was originally published on Green Building Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes. Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The increases mean that domestic consumersusing up to 300 kilowatts per month will now pay 6.63 meticais per kilowatthour, 1.17 meticais more than previously. This translates to a 17.6%increase.  TAGSEDMelectricity tariffsMozambique Previous articleExciting potential of 3-in-1 waste-to-power technologyNext article11 mini-grids under construction in Tanzania Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Author: Bryan Groenendaal EDM cites the same justifications as in theprevious three tariff increases: “To allow the company to continue to invest inthe expansion of the network, with a view to meeting the growth in demand andincreasing access to electricity, and to ensure a financial balance which willprovide for the continuity of quality and secure energy supply.”center_img The latest announcement brings a total offour tariff increase implementations in the last five years.   Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Rates for the “social category” – thoseMozambicans regarded as poor – remain unchanged. For prepaid customers, the Credelecincrease is 1.49 meticais kilowatt hour, which now costs 8.44 meticais also translatingto a 17.6% increase The agricultural tariff has almost doubled to 4.08 meticais per kilowatt hour. That is nearly a 100% increase. Read more: Coal suppliers and IPPs influence Eskom’s request for tariff increase Generation Electricity of Mozambique (EDM) has announced a sharp tariff increase in four categories of low-voltage customers namely; those on the social tariff, domestic tariff, agricultural tariff and general tariff.last_img read more

Gurias earn hard fought win against Mioks

first_imgRugby League Agmark Rabaul Gurias managed to beat the Enga Provincial Government Mioks 20-10 in the last normal round of the Digicel Cup at the Kalabond oval in Kokopo, East New Britain last Sunday. The Gurias, with a near full-strength team and the return of its SP PNG Hunters players Ila Alu and Dilbert Isaac beefed up its forward pack in dominating the hard yards up front along with outstanding second rower Francis Takai who was predominately outstanding for the Gurias up front while hard working winger Elias Stanley was outstanding in the backs. Gurias brushed aside a more determined Enga Mioks outfit with its strong defensive game pattern in the second half with the 2015 premiers stepping up another gear towards the final countdown of cementing their spot in the top six for the Digicel Cup finals playoff. The home team was the first to score in the opening minutes through left winger Elias Stanley who crossed over the line after a well-placed high kick from half back Solomon Pokare to put the Gurias in front with Pokare adding the extras. Gurias came back strong again towards the end of the first half with a try to second rower Francis Takai as he dived over at the far end of the uprights to score another four-pointer. Mioks, however, retaliated through left winger Joel Nemiah after a good ball movement along their backline to score outwide for the Mioks before the half time siren went with the Guria leading 10-4. In the second half, both teams were applying pressure, defensive football as they put up strong attacking raids into each other’s territories with the Gurias looking fired up when Takai managed to make a 40m dash to score and extend Gurias’ lead. Again Gurias repeated the same dosage towards the dying minutes to send in big prop Gene Markham who barged his way to score next to the uprights with a successful conversion attempt. Mioks came back strongly to play catch up football towards the dying minutes of the game but to no avail as the home team managed to snatch victory. Mioks only managed a consolation try in the second half through reserve player Jodah Wesley, with Roger Laka finding the uprights to close the game 20-10.last_img read more

Dominic Thiem Becomes First Austrian To Reach Australian Open Final

first_imgDominic Thiem secured his place in a Grand Slam championship final for the third time in his career by fighting back to defeat Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) at the Australian Open on Friday. Thiem battled back from losing the first set, and saved two set points in the third set of a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) victory over first-time major semi-finalist, Alexander Zverev in three hours and 42 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.“It was an unreal match, two tie-breaks, so tough and so close,” Thiem told former World No. 1 John McEnroe in an on-court interview. “It was almost impossible to break him, with [him getting in] such a high percentage of first serves. An Australian Open final is unreal, and what a start to the season so far.”Thiem is the first Austrian to reach the Australian Open final, where he will look to beat second seed and seven-time champion Novak Djokovic. The 26-year-old has previously finished as runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019.“I have been twice in the Roland Garros final, twice facing Rafa, and now I am facing Djokovic, he is the ‘King of Australia’, winning seven titles here,” said Thiem. “I will try my best and do everything I can to win. But if I walk off the court in two days’ time a loser, I will be patient and trust the process and continue to work hard.”Thiem won 23 of his 27 points at the net, and hit 43 winners, including 10 aces. Zverev, who hit 103 of his 127 first serves into court, converted five of his 14 break point chances and committed 33 unforced errors.RelatedAustralian Open: Djokovic Beats Federer In Straight Sets To Reach FinalJanuary 30, 2020In “Tennis”ATP Finals: Thiem Defeats Defending Champions Zverev To Set Up Tsitsipas FinalNovember 17, 2019In “Tennis”Novak Djokovic Fights Back To Win 8th Australian Open TitleFebruary 2, 2020In “Tennis”last_img read more