Research and Development

ESI Africa is a provider of daily electricity news. We cover African and international generation, transmission and distribution, and R&D stories.

Whistle blowing policy

Nigerian energy minister calls for whistle blowing policy

Last week, the Nigerian minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, urged that the whistle blowing policy be extended to the power sector...
low-carbon

Global carbon emissions remain low for third year running

The latest annual Statistical Review of World Energy, released by BP, multinational oil and gas company, notes that global carbon emissions remained flat for...
Lamu coal power plant

Kenyan justice group interrogates Amu Power Company

This comes just a month after energy cabinet secretary Charles Keter confirmed progress on the development of Lamu coal power station, which is being...
Zanzibar

Tanzania adopts alternative source of energy for cooking

In efforts to stop underprivileged Tanzanians from using firewood and charcoal as a primary source of energy, the Liberty Group has launched an alternative...
mini-grids

University of Ilorin unveils anti-theft prototype

In West Africa, students at the University of Ilorin in North Nigeria have developed an anti-theft prototype that could assist utilities with electrical theft...
natural gas

Tanzania: Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant upgrades equipment

Songas and GE’s Power Services business, recently signed a multiyear service agreement to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam,...