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World Bank

World Bank debars Chinese tech firm linked to fraudulent practices

The World Bank has debarred ZTT in connection with fraudulent practices under the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project in Zambia.
WTO

South Africa takes stock ahead of WTO Ministerial Conference

“Our view is that the reform of the WTO should fundamentally be about reform for development and inclusivity,” said Minister Rob Davies.
Africa50

BBOXX bags $8m loan to accelerate solar home systems in Rwanda

BBOXX has secured a $8 million loan from the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund to accelerate solar home systems in Rwanda.

NERSA confirms receipt from Energy Minister on generation licenses

NERSA has been inundated with a number of queries from various stakeholders seeking clarity on the Minister of Energy’s letter approving deviation from the IRP 2010-2030.
Power strategy

Webinar: Power Strategy: Energy mix and operating models

SA's power strategy of managing large-scale assets, centralised generation, and monopoly distribution is shifting. Join our webinar to unpack solutions.

Ed’s note: Industry experts must be vocal on the issues

Who were the industry experts that stood out for you at the annual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference in Cape Town?
video

Smart metering taking shape in Africa, says Conlog

ESI Africa had a chat with Conlog to gauge the current landscape of metering in Africa and uncover the solutions the company...
loadshedding

Lesotho: World Bank financing to provide improved water supply

Up to 115,000 Basotho and businesses in the Lesotho Lowlands will have access to improved water as a result of $78m financing from the IDA for the country’s water supply scheme.
global energy investment

Global energy investment stabilised above $1.8tn in 2018

According to the IEA's latest annual review, global energy investment totalled more than $1.8 trillion in 2018, a level similar to 2017.

Chad: AfDB President pledges deeper cooperation for energy sector

The AfDB has pledged to deepen cooperation between his organisation and Chad, to help the central African nation meet critical development financing needs.

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