Africa Electrification

Africa’s power industry – insights in 2020

Perhaps more than in any other global region, Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development remains tied to sustained growth in the power sector. The anticipated economic gains of the 2020s will depend in large part on bringing electricity to over 600 million people in the region that currently lack it, writes Steve Chakerian, a senior analyst at smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group.
advanced metering

AMI penetration in Africa: a comparison with global progress

This article looks at the adoption of advanced metering infrastructure in Africa and explores factors driving and hindering rollout of the technology as well as how the solution is helping utilities in the region to address critical energy challenges.
Israel

US, Israeli fund seeks innovative renewables, efficiency and natural gas tech...

Israel - US: BIRD Energy seeks to provide up to $1 million in funding to renewable energy, efficiency and natural gas technologies projects.
Smart cities africa

FUTURE CITIES INTERVIEW: COVID-19, data, and government

Exclusive interview with Anton Cartwright, a researcher at the African Centre for Cities and a featured speaker in the Future Cities track at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in November.
Business France

FRENCH PAVILION INTERVIEW: France and SA have strong partnerships

Exclusive interview with Stéfane LENY, Senior Trade Adviser - Energy & Environment, Industry & Cleantech Department, BUSINESS FRANCE – French Embassy Trade Commission.
African Renaissance

AfDB launches record-breaking $3bn ‘Fight COVID-19’ Social Bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

Live webinar series – COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management

Join this live virtual discussion where we bring you the best insights from key utilities around the world who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.
Oman solar

Oman’s largest solar PV plant reaches financial close

ACWA Power, GIC and AEPC have achieved financial closure for a 500 MW solar PV plant at Ibri in Oman, currently the largest solar PV plant in the country.
video

Africa’s mining sector using gravity to revolutionise energy storage

Scottish energy storage specialists Gravitricity is in the process of identifying suitable mine shafts for their first Africa-based gravity energy storage project.
solar street lighting

Nigeria trialling solar street lights in Lagos

In Nigeria, the Lagos State Government has commenced testing the use of solar-powered traffic lights in a bid to tackle the lack of electricity for traffic control, which caused congestion in the state.

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