Transmission and Distribution

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Kenya: will the electricity tariff review result in low tariffs?

Since the beginning of July, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been conducting public hearings with regards to the final electricity tariff review whereby...
Prasa

Eskom recovers R5m worth of stolen copper cables

Eskom has recovered R5 million worth of stolen Eskom infrastructure, including aluminium and copper cables in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. Following the recovery, a suspect has been arrested for...
Nyamezela

Ground rules to establishing a smarter grid

The technical challenges of managing a smart grid and ensuring that no kWh is wasted starts with utilities, the private sector and municipal departments...
Africa Energy Marketplace

Africa Energy Marketplace to accelerate project execution

“Energy powers economies and every delay in power project execution keep our people in darkness,” underscored AfDB's Vice-President for power, energy, climate and green...

Ethiopia to bridge electricity connectivity gap with new substations

Although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in Ethiopia, over 70% of people still have no access to electricity.  This gap necessitates for...

Upcoming webinar | Grid edge technology – improving network supply

Thursday 13 September 2018 | 15:00 CET Despite advancements in the complexity and use of technology, the focus for electrical utilities remains maintaining quality of...
metering

Bi-directional metering an option to strengthen grid readiness

Bruce Raw, CSO at GreenCape, discusses the future of bi-directional metering in South Africa and the readiness of our grid to incorporate renewable energy...

Specialised smart meters for discounted tariffs improve business prospects in Kenya

The introduction of discounted tariffs for businesses operating at night is by far benefiting about 1,000 manufacturers and large businesses in Kenya. The Energy Regulatory...

Nigeria: Cabinet approves contract for the construction of a gas pipeline

Nigeria's Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that cabinet has approved a contract for consultancy service for the construction of a gas pipeline...

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority seeks uninterrupted power supply

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority invites sealed bids for the supply, installation and commissioning of 40KVA uninterrupted power supply for headquarters office building. Tendering will...

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