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World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations

Abu Dhabi's new solar plant project has recently started its commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi...

12 Jul 2019

Zimbabwe pays part of its electricity bill to Eskom

Zimbabwe has paid Eskom R139m, after the power utility cut off the electricity supply to the neighbouring country for non-payment...

3 Jul 2019

Retire all existing and planned fossil fuel power plants to limit warming to 1.5°C

It will be very difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enough to halt global heating at 1.5°C - the threshold at which catastrophic climate change becomes more likely...

By Marcelle McManus 3 Jul 2019

Quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe's huge electricity crisis

Zimbabwe's government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country's anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels...

By Moina Spooner 2 Jul 2019

Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

13 Jun 2019

Enterprise applications are core to the renewal of South Africa's energy sector

New trends in energy storage, small-scale embedded generation, and smart grid systems are disrupting the power sector, a trend that will accelerate in South Africa with the recent lifting of licence restraints on power plants....

12 Jun 2019

Africa's energy landscape transitions to base load-capable renewables

The advent of renewables, new storage technologies present Africa's utilities with an opportunity to increase capacity and efficiency while re-kindling their appeal to investors...

11 Jun 2019

3 trends energising Africa's power sectors

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

By Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

Creating a decentralised power generation model

It's time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country's outdated system...

10 Jun 2019

Angola launches licensing strategy

Angola has launched the first phase of its new six-year licensing strategy, which covers a total of 10 blocks, including Blocks 11, 12, 13, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42 and 43 in the Namibe Basin, and Block 10 in the Benguela Basin...

6 Jun 2019

Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

By János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income

The way energy is produced and distributed is changing rapidly as the industry moves away from carbon-based energy production...

By Thomas Wolfgang Thurner 3 Jun 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

By Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim

Infrastructural challenges in its power and WASH sectors (water, sanitation and hygiene) led the Zimbabwean government to seek funding to redress the situation that has impacted on people's lives...

29 May 2019

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