Zimbabwe has been plagued with recent electricity troubles and in a bid to increase supply the country is in negotiations with Zambia and Mozambique. If agreed upon, the country will import an additional 280MW from the two countries.
Operating electrical installations at temperatures over 70°C or at altitudes higher than 6,500 feet make for different requirements for standard installations because of the harsh environmental conditions.
Research highlights that pockets of funders continue to finance additional coal-fired generation capacity in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. $42 billion was committed to grid-connected coal power plants between 2013-2019 in the 18 countries studied.
While the commercial production of indigenous gas depends on the probability of it being discovered and exploited, the commercial production of hydrogen depends on certainty of decisions to exploit South Africa’s solar and wind resources.
Martijn Proos, director of Ninety One, managers of Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, writes on project finance for infrastructure in emerging economies being one of the central issues of the upcoming COP26 agenda.