innovation

Innovation: Maximising the investment potential of mini grids

Exclusive interview with Amanda DelCore, associate, Factor, Kenya discusses innovation for income-generating appliances as part of mini grid business models.  “If mini grids can one...
JinkoSolar

Can Kenya lead Africa’s green revolution?

Kenya's role in the green revolution is explored in an exclusive interview with Prof Izael Pereira Da Silva, deputy vice-chancellor – research and innovation,...

Getting to the crux of customer engagement

To understand the common challenges faced by utilities across Africa when it comes to customer engagement, ESI Africa delved into the topic with Umeme’s...
digital utility

Taking full advantage of the digital utility

As utilities and municipalities embrace digital utility concepts, what are some of the minimum processes that they need to put in place to avoid cyber...

What value does customer service engagement bear for utilities?

Establishing the link between customer service engagement and its effect on utilities' bottom line, Patrick Mwesige, the project manager at Infrastructure Advisory Services, explains...
solar PV mini-grids

Electrification strategies: Innovation on and off the grid

Exclusive interview with Riccardo Ridolfi, co-founder and CEO of Equatorial Power. At Future Energy East Africa he will participate on two panel discussions covering...
Zambia’s financial sector

Geospatial data improves commercial potential of projects in East Africa

An exclusive interview with Dustin Homer, director of client solutions, Fraym, USA. At the upcoming Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi, he is part...
East Africa

Conservative financing attitude hindering project bankability

Exclusive interview with Ørjan Alexander Pedersen, founder and COO of Empower New Energy and panellist at the upcoming Future Energy East Africa on "Improving the...
industrial development zones

How EPCs are benefiting from industrial development zones

Exploring the benefits of industrial development zones (IDZ) for large power infrastructure from an EPC perspective. Stefano Boggia from Ansaldo Energia, says IDZs are advantageous...

ICT is vital to developing smart cities in Africa

Speaking with ESI Africa, three experts in the energy sector unanimously noted that ICT is the backbone for developing viable smart cities in Africa. “The...

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