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Africa50 joins investors to power the world’s largest solar park

Thirty international infrastructure developers are investing in Egypt’s 1.5GW Benban solar park, which will be the largest in the world upon completion.
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African solar ambition scales up

May was a big month for solar power announcements in Africa and Chinese investment in African renewables has increased despite continuing focus on coal.

Using abundance to overcome scarcity – Power and water meet to...

The UN’s World Water Day on 22 March focussed on the theme of “Water and climate change” to shed light on the primary way climate change is making its presence known: the availability of fresh water.
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Utility reform: Is it time to rethink our assumptions?

The World Bank and ADB each released a report which focusses on the issue of utility reform and asked the question: Is it time to reconsider?

Future Energy East Africa to go ahead as virtual event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of this long running regional conference and exhibition have decided to cancel the live event that was scheduled to take place from 1-2 September in Nairobi.
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EV taxi service and charging network launched in Zimbabwe

VAYA Africa, a Mauritius-registered Transportation as a Service (TaaS) company, has launched an electric vehicle (EV) service in Zimbabwe as part of the company’s pan-African rollout strategy.
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Dubai’s energy transition beats 2020 target

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the emirate's transition to clean energy, targeted at 7% for 2020, has been exceeded, with 9% of the regions 11,700MW electricity requirements powered by solar, and other renewables.
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The Gambia wins World Bank aid to reform the energy sector

The World Bank has approved a $30 million grant to help The Gambia to improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors.
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MENA commits to renewable energy despite new challenges

While the supply chain for projects has been disrupted, and the commercial model for privately financed power plants has been upset, the region remains committed to diversifying its energy sources and lowering its costs through renewables, says data and analytics company GlobalData.

Virtual AUW highlights: Smart metering communication system best for your situation

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa session on key considerations in smart grid and metering communication took place on Friday 15 May.

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