energy access

Mini-grids appraised as an energy access champion

Last week, at the Future Energy East Africa conference in Nairobi, I had the pleasure of meeting with a pool of industry experts and...

Condition monitoring specialists adopt earth-friendly practice

‘How could your business process be changed to make it more planet-friendly? Are there any by-products that could be recycled? Is there a way...

What is the IRP 2018?

The Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP, has featured a lot in South African news headlines in recent months.  Here we explain what it’s all...
digitalisation

IRP 2018: 5 things you need to know

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which outlines the country’s national electricity roadmap that includes a dynamic energy mix to meet demand, has recently seen...
Future Energy East Africa

Sukuk – a new avenue for funding African infrastructure

African governments need to embrace private sector infrastructure investment to alleviate the burden on the public purse. Fully convertible exchange rates and allowance...
China trade

Scramble for African trade heightens economic predator alert

Is the US-China trade war influencing the message coming out of Beijing this week and has post-Brexit strategy pushed the UK to address the...

Is Africa ready for competitive procurement?

ESI Africa recently hosted a webinar focused on planning and executing power project procurement plans. Our trio of expert speakers answered various questions pertaining...
Renewable power

S.Africa: Land Expropriation effects on renewable energy investment

The decision to expropriate land without compensation has been adopted by the ANC-led South African government after a nationwide public consultation process. This move...
IRP2018

Bumpy ride ahead for draft IRP2018 energy plan

Last week I wrote about South Africa’s energy minister happily announcing that the long-overdue revised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2018) would be published for comment...
Renewables acquisition

Private equity shines in Bright Africa 2018 report

Independent investment firm RisCura has released its latest report on investing in Africa, Bright Africa 2018, which highlights that Africa’s consumer and business spending...

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