Transmission and Distribution

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New initiative to mitigate risk for global solar deployment

The World Bank and AFD are developing a joint Global Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative, an integrated approach to tackle policy, technical and financial issues associated with scaling up solar energy deployment.

Eskom grants South Africans three days of electricity access

Here's why Eskom has not needed to implement loadshedding for three consecutive days and why some South African's are still experiencing blackouts.

Eskom corrects media reports regarding loadshedding

Eskom has responded to media reports regarding allegations that loadshedding is a diversion, referring to the allegations as “a diversion and far from the truth”.

Regulator gives reasons for approving Eskom’s RCA

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has published the Reasons for Decision documents on Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications.
sustainable energy

Global sustainable energy policies tripled in past decade

The World Bank’s latest report states that the number of countries with strong policy frameworks for sustainable energy more than tripled – from 17 to 59 – between 2010 and 2017.

Public Enterprises minister denies leave for Eskom executives

Public Enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan announced that all leave has been cancelled for senior Eskom managers and they will be deployed to power stations.

Kenya rolls-out roadmap to achieve universal electricity access by 2022

Kenya in collaboration with World Bank launched an national energy strategy that provides a roadmap to achieving universal electricity access by 2022.
BP Energy Outlook 2018

Utilities to rely on advanced IT to manage energy distribution

According to a new study conducted by Navigant Research, utilities will rely on advanced IT systems to manage energy distribution and distributed energy resources.

Megaproject delivers 14.4GW in record time

Explore the motivation behind a newly-unveiled megaproject in BeniSuef, Egypt that delivered 14.4GW in record time through industry collaboration.

It’s time to realign African aid and financing

Investing in the African energy market? A barrage of obstacles that deter access to African aid and financing are met. Here are possible solutions.

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