Energy expert Ted Blom: “Open the grid before Eskom finally collapses”

Exclusive interview with independent energy expert Ted Blom, who is part of a panel discussion on utility reform during the upcoming conference at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town.
energy storage market

EU to commission first gigafactory for battery storage systems

Europe’s first gigafactory for battery storage systems is being put into operation in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany. 
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Insurance placements on renewable energy risks

Effective risk identification, loss mitigation, and robust risk management is a fundamental prerequisite and facilitator of financially viable projects.

Capturing the potential of Africa’s rising sun

The hottest news on the solar front is the growth in corporate power purchase agreements where the off-takers are energy intensive users, such as mines.

The paradox: Huge energy potential, low consumption

Some countries have started to experience the possibility of short-term energy oversupply. The irony in Africa’s energy paradox cannot be overemphasised.

What does progress in Africa look like?

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference has a longstanding reputation of producing innovative, topical and high-level content, and opportunity for...

Metering must contribute to the global reduction of CO2 footprint –...

Metering and advances in the electronics industry such as digitalisation, IoT and E-mobility are an important part of reducing carbon emissions; read how.
women in energy

Egypt secures $200m for women and youth development

The World Bank and Egypt have committed to support the next generation of reforms promoting entrepreneurship job opportunities for youth and women.
Plastics industry

Plastics industry displays plant optimisation

By Dr Robin Kent, the Founder and Managing Director of Tangram Technology, UK In the plastics industry, automation is...

FinTech has the potential to leapfrog Africa’s economic growth

FinTech is increasingly receiving attention from both private and public sector allowing African nations to leapfrog more traditional infrastructure.

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