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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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Virtual AUW highlights: Adopting new behaviours to influence emissions

Africa's first focus should be electrification and the continent's economic growth, not to undermine the urgent efforts undertaken globally, but because the continent isn't the cause of the climate emergency. However, the lowest contributor to harmful emissions is also the most threatened if climate change goals aren't met.

Webinar recording: Asset Investment Planning; Management – Future proofing for Middle...

Access this recorded discussion where our speakers explore regional trends challenging asset-intensive organisations in the Middle East today; The approach taken by National Grid Electricity Transmission business to meet these challenges; Why a growing number of companies are turning to Copperleaf’s decision analytics software to help them decide where and when to invest in their businesses to improve capital efficiency, manage risk, and improve shareholder value.
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Deal concludes for Saudi Arabian GW-scale vanadium redox battery facility

The JV will see the partners produce Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB) through the jointly-formed Advance Energy Storage System Investment Company.

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