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ESI Africa Edition 5, 2016

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR ESI Forecasting the weather may be easier than predicting what the future holds for the energy and power sector in...

LOW VOLTAGE MONITORING: Managing technical and non-technical losses

Demand for electricity for both business and domestic use is rising rapidly across Africa as a result of population growth, urbanisation and sustained economic...

Vandalism: Transformer assets under attack

A minimum of 5% of all power and auxiliary transformers across South Africa collected by ArmCoil for repair have been subjected to vandalism. The...
Akon Lighting Africa initiative

Making Cogeneration a key feature of eco-industrial parks

Cogeneration, the thermal electricity generation practice in which heat is a valuable secondary product, is internationally well established and already in use by several...
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In conversation with the AMEU President

ESI Africa speaks to Moferefere Tshabalala to find out more about the manbehind the title, what he views as the most pressing matters in...

Women in Energy: Securing Namibia’s future power network

At the helm of Namibia’s Electricity Control Board (ECB), sits a trained lawyer, an admitted Attorney with the Namibian High Court who served in...

The power of smart grid technology

Representing a host of soutions that can address current grid challenges, the African Utilities Technology Council (AUTC) discusses the characteristics, benefits and technologies of...

Is every kWh the same? Maximising utility margins through DSM

More than ever the electricity utilities of Africa are facing headwinds and challenges. These include shortages of generation capacity, growing pressure to electrify large...

Solar PV business models

Since 2010, EEP, a challenge fund active in southern and east Africa, has assisted over 200 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the...

Energy efficiency and the future of African energy

A long-standing rule of thumb among energy efficiency professionals is that a $1 investment in energy efficiency delivers $3 in savings back to the...

The AMEU’s electricity landscape of the future

In October, the then president of the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities, Sicelo Xulu, warmly welcomed attendees to the 65th Convention of the association...

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