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West Africa

USTDA grant to support privately generated renewable energy in Nigeria

USTDA has awarded a grant to Abuja-based Konexa for a feasibility study that will evaluate Nigeria’s access to privately generated renewable energy.
energy trading

The benefits of cross-border renewable energy trading

Linking resources together would enable renewable energy trading between SSA countries, writes Energy and Economic Growth programme director Simon Trace.

Renewable solutions to end energy deficiency

In this article, which first appeared in the Africa Energy Forum’s official publication, Africa Energy Yearbook 2020, three power and energy professionals talk openly about power shortages and their views on renewable energy as a trending solution.

Webinar recording: Integrating renewable energy into existing thermal energy grids

Join Mining Review Africa and ESI Africa for a live discussion where our panel of technical experts will provide insights on how to evaluate renewable energy offerings and how to balance commercial PPA obligations while maintaining grid stability.
Egypt renewables

How Egypt banks on renewables to meet likely energy demand surge

Egypt wants to use renewables to meet a soaring energy demand. This could turn the North African country into an energy pioneer but are its plans realistic?
green recovery

International Renewable Energy Alliance pushing for green recovery

The International Renewable Energy Alliance's statement sets out policy priorities for a green recovery involving accelerated clean energy deployment.
red tape renewable energy

Analysis: Red tape blocks S.Arica’s renewable energy potential

Investment proposals are on hold as red tape delays procurement. Sibanye wants to add up to 150MW of solar capacity, while Gold Fields is aiming for 40MW.
microgrids

Egypt: New and Renewable Energy Authority firm on growth plan

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority is actively engaged in implementing solar and wind projects with a combined capacity of 3,170MW.
Copper

Webinar recording: Counting on copper: Renewable energy and EV boom drive...

Join ESI Africa, Mining Review Africa and DRC Mining Week as we unpack the importance of copper as a raw material in the global move toward greener energy and transportation.
cost factor

Cost factor: Coal-fired power 0, renewable energy 1, finds IRENA

Examining the cost factor, the same amount of money invested in renewable power today produces more new capacity than it would have a decade ago.
renewable power capacity

Sasol calls for the supply of renewable energy to its SA...

The integrated energy and chemical company, Sasol, invites bidders to participate in an RFI for the supply of renewable energy to its local operations.
Atals of 100%

Atlas of 100% Renewable Energy interactive map open for use

The results of the Atlas of 100% RE modelling shows the importance of a wider technology mix and different types of flexibility in renewable power systems.

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