Changing Africa’s infrastructure funding’s status quo

Written by: Heleen Goussard, head of unlisted investment services, RisCura At a recent conference on funding infrastructure in Africa held in London, a fellow speaker...

The Future of Work – a Millennials point of view

Written by Kevin O'Donovan, Technology Evangelist What do millennials really think of the Utility Industry? Is it a “boring” industry to work in? Is this...
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Technology is your utility’s best friend

Ahead of the African Utility Week conference, ESI Africa spoke with Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director of the Africa Utilities Technology Council (AUTC), to voice his...

Kenya highlights path to scaling private power grids

An innovative multi-million-dollar programme in Kenya seeks to connect 14,000 households and businesses to green mini-grids by the end of 2018. The programme dubbed...

Africa could revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that...

Poor solar PV installations can damage ROI, warns industry

Improper installation of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can drive up maintenance costs in later years and severely diminish any potential cost saving benefits...

ELPA delegates attend annual lightning protection industry conference

A delegation from South Africa’s Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) recently attended the annual conference of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI)/United Lightning Protection...

Microgrids, energy storage – next frontier of electricity generation

Microgrids can fulfill energy needs in a sustainable manner while energy storage ensures reliable supply, says Webb Meko, Business Development Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Black...

Off-grid, captive power solutions sustain investment in Africa’s energy sector

With recent reports estimating that six hundred million people are without access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, significant and sustained investment is required across...

African cities for sustainable future start with building for resilience

Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 20631. In...

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