Digital Energy Festival week 2: From solar to nuclear

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The Digital Energy Festival for Africa’s second week saw engaging discussions continue on widely differing topics, from solar to nuclear to hydropower – proving that the six-week-long online event is an all-encompassing energy content tour de force.

Programme highlights from last week included:

Winners of AFSIA Solar Awards announced
The inaugural Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards, organised in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef), culminated in a grand show streamed online, during which the winners of 15 categories were unveiled and celebrated.

Digital Energy Festival for Africa on continent’s ‘staggering’ hydropower potential
Hydropower plays a key role in all of the African Development Bank’s High 5 priority areas that are intended to support the continent’s achievement of the UN Sustainability Goals. This is according to Batchi Baldeh, Director Power Systems Development at the AfDB, who took part in a live discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum on “Overcoming Development and Environmental challenges to unlock Hydropower’s Potential in Africa,” as part of the current Digital Energy Festival for Africa.

South Africa weighs big block nuclear vs small modular reactors
South Africa recently committed to a 2,500MW nuclear newbuild programme and has issued the request for information (RFI). In the NIASA and ESI Africa Digital Dialogue that took place as part of the Digital Energy Festival, a breakdown was presented of the pros and cons of a large-scale nuclear and small modular reactor (SMR) builds in South Africa.

Join us for the Digital Energy Festival
Morning Coffee video on ESI Africa.

Digital Energy Festival
The following sessions are still available to watch on demand as part of the Digital Energy Festival for Africa:

   – African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa sessions, (now Enlit Africa) click here – FREE access
   – ESI Africa sessions, click here – FREE access
   – Oil & Gas Council sessionsclick here

The Digital Energy Festival for Africa in 2020 was hosted jointly by four of Clarion Events’ leading energy brands Africa Energy ForumAfrican Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa (now Enlit Africa) and the Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly and the leading energy journal ESI Africa and sister publication of Smart Energy International, providing six weeks of compelling content.