Initiate! Africavideo

The importance of innovation and collaboration in accelerating Africa’s energy transition

Smart Energy International’s editor, Claire Volkwyn spoke with Gamuchirai Mutezo, and Shawn Alimohammadi, two if the participants in the inaugural Initiate! challenge on the continent, about the change in their perspective and outlook since participating in the programme, and the importance of shared knowledge in building an accelerated, sustainable future for Africa’s energy sector.

Ghana’s masterplan for a secure energy transition

Smart Energy International’s Media Director, Ross Hastie spoke to representatives from ICF about the master-plan for Ghana's energy future, and the ICF's role in facilitating and supporting the country’s power sector model.
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The Initiate! programme and Africa’s energy future

Smart Energy International’s editor, Claire Volkwyn spoke with Initiate participants Chelsea Tucker, and Raymond Kiyegga about their experiences, of the developing African energy market, and the impressive rate of adoption of new technologies on the continent.

Nordic countries to strengthen partnerships in Sub-Saharan African energy and water...

Nordic Utility Days at #AUW2019: Nordic countries to strengthen partnerships in Sub-Saharan African energy and water markets.

Expenditure on research for water security, not reflecting water scarcity reality

Researchers participating in 2019's African Utility Week event raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research amidst serious drought problems across Southern Africa.
Utility digital transformation

Getting communities on board for utilities’ digital transformation needed but not...

A panel discussion at the 2019 African Utility Week on how utilities can use technology to improve customer service and ultimately drive revenue, showed it may not be as clear cut for utilities like South Africa's Eskom.
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Uber(ising) solar energy: It can be done, students show

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as winners at African Utility Week, with R20 000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy access to remote villages based on, among others, “Uber(ising) solar energy.”
African Utility Week Awards

Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and South Africa amongst winning projects and...

Their achievements during 2018/2019 were celebrated during the prestigious gala dinner on Wednesday 15 May, and formed part of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town.

Highlights of Itron Utility Week 2018

Smart Energy International partnered with Itron as part of Itron Utility Week 2018, which brought together the best in the smart energy community.
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Climate change endangering our remaining “Wild Edens”

Rosatom screens the “Wild Edens: Russia” documentary at African Utility Week to highlight the detrimental effects of climate change. The Wild Edens project is...

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