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Mozambique’s minister of energy, Salvador Namburete, says that 25% of the country’s population now has access to the grid while a further 13% has access to electricity in the form of solar photovoltaic panels. In this way, he claims a national electricity access level of 38% compared with 7% in 2004.
Pure electric car sales in 2013 will be just 70,000 vehicles rising to two million in 2023, versus two million hybrid vehicles this year rising to 7.6 million in 2023. Of course, the big unit numbers come at the small end.
All electric vehicles have at least one traction motor, so the market for electric vehicle traction motors is one of the largest markets for electric vehicle parts and a primary determinant of the performance and affordability of a given vehicle. IDTechEx Research finds that in 2013 44.6 million electric motors will be needed for vehicles, rising to 147.7 million in 2023.
Nigeria is the world’s second worst country in terms of people lacking access to electricity according to a World Bank report. Some 82.4 million Nigerians lack access to electricity according to this report, placing the country second last behind India, where over 300 million people lack access to electricity.
The number of Current outputs that users require from Protection Relay Test Sets always seems to be increasing and of course test sets are evolving to meet these requirements. Some of the latest models of Test Sets, for example, are capable of injecting ten test currents simultaneously from a single test set. Sometimes, however, even this isn’t quite enough and in certain applications more is needed. ... more
“EAPP is very important, but it is often treated as a village boy who is common to all, required by all to do chores for all...” Exclusive interview with Mr Jasper Oduor, well-respected energy expert in the East-African region, former Executive Secretary of the Eastern Africa Power Pool and currently with Edison Engineers in Kenya. He is also a speaker at the upcoming EAPIC ... more
South Africa’s Energy Intensive User’s Group (EIUG), whose members account for 44% of the country’s electricity usage, estimates that if there were no constraints on supply 2,000 MW of demand would return to the grid immediately.
South Africa’s electricity sector is in trouble, and has been for some time. There are days when the
supply available to meet peak demand is less than the capacity of a single large generation unit
available to Eskom, which means margins for error let alone reserve margins are non-existent.