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Investing in energy start-ups

Noortje van Heijst, Startup Investment Consultant at Energy Investment Management, discusses how to encourage investment in energy start-ups
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Initiate! energy start-up and innovation programme goes global

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying...

Ed’s note: We’ll always have Paris

This week our Ed’s note is short and expresses, not an opinion but, why you need to be at European Utility Week next week.

Ed’s note: The battle for talent

Reports from PWC and Deloitte talk about utilities having to battle, win or compete for talent. There seems to be a common thread - utility companies are not considered sexy in the same way that working for Google or Microsoft or even NASA would be.
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Ed’s note: In the age of AI, are we forgetting the...

IBM released a report in September about which I have such mixed feelings. On the one hand, I feel excited about the...

Initiate! Platform: connecting tech and talent

Sietske Jacobs, director of the Initiate! programme speaks about the innovative platform and how they plan to expand the platform across the globe to help energy startups to innovate the industry.
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Entergy will be host utility for POWERGEN International 2019

POWERGEN International gained important hometown credibility in announcing that Entergy Corp. will be the host utility when the event comes to New Orleans in November.
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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.
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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.
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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.”

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