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Kenya: flower farm takes legal action against Ketraco

A Kenyan flower farm, Afriscan, has obtained a court order to stop the construction of the electricity transmission line linking Lake Turkana wind farm...

Renewed impetus in renewable energy journey

The signing of 27 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in April, worth R56 billion has resolved the lengthy renewable energy impasse in South Africa and...

Pending business risk for all users of STS meters

The Standard Transfer Specification (STS) Association has issued an important notice to all users of STS meters – The token identifiers (TID) used to...
metering

MAPs and discos can solve the metering gap

Dr Jamil Gwamna, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, thinks that the solutions to customer metering challenges in the Nigerian electricity supply industry are close at hand.
Africa

Why private equity investors remain cautious

In the current global context of increasing amounts of capital chasing fewer attractive deals, and driving down returns in traditional markets, Limited Partners (LPs)...

AfDB: Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialisation

The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened in Busan, Korea, kicked-off with a call on African governments to create the...

Should governments subsidise tariffs?

Cost-reflective tariffs are an on-going, much talked about topic but why do they continue to be problematic and what are the possible solutions? Daniel Njoroge Butti, energy economist lecturer at Karatina University, a public university in Kenya, explores this trending topic.

NERSA withdraws its draft for small-scale embedded generation rules

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has welcomed the decision by NERSA to withdraw the proposed rules to govern the registration of Small-Scale Embedded...
blended finance

How blended finance can change Africa’s development story

Finance is one of the challenges that keep project developers awake at night, but also government-led programmes. Last week, a lead specialist from the DBSA's...
Water

Environmental activists call for a “rational and lawful” IRP

The Life After Coal (LAC) Campaign and Greenpeace Africa believe that human rights - specifically the right to a healthy environment and to water...

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