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...
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...
Financial viability

Addressing the issue of financial viability in African utilities

Utility financial viability is linked to  having a stable regulatory environment, according to Dr. Lawrence Jones, VP and head of international programmes at Edison...
Yackov Dar

How smart grids enable utilities to become better service providers

Yackov Dar, managing director of PCMA, uses the example of smart grid technology enabling utilities to notify customers of an outage ahead of time,...

Good governance needed to secure Eskom’s future

Knox Msebenzi, independent energy expert, was interviewed at African Utility Week 2018 and provided insights into the vital role of governance in Eskom's future and...
Fenix Flames

Generational mindset, a key disruptive force to the business environment

“The rules for success and failure are being rewritten, and there’s no ‘business as usual’ anymore. This is true in every industry and every...
wind energy

Wind energy adoption in Africa

Despite, multitudes of challenges restraining the growth of Africa’s renewable energy market, wind energy adoption has slowly gained pace over the past decade, according...

Zambia: Project bankability remains a challenge for solar market

The solar market is making headlines in this southern African country but project bankability continues to be an issue. ESI Africa conversed with senior associate,...
renewables market

How energy projects can secure funding in Africa

A lack of adequate funding and planning, and procrastination by utilities to adopt new business models are some of the factors hindering the growth...

Defining the African solar landscape

Speaking to ESI Africa at African Utility Week, Takehiro Kawahara, Senior Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK  shares expert insights regarding the current landscape...

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