ESI 1 2017

ESI Africa Edition 1, 2017

ESI Africa issue 1/2017 is packed with informative articles from industry experts based in cities across the globe, including California, Lagos, Cape Town, Winnipeg...
Isimba hydropower dam

O&M challenges in Africa’s hydropower sector

Bill Girling, hydropower development director at the International Hydropower Association (IHA), uncovers the complexities and challenges of operation and maintenance (O&M) of hydropower facilities...

High cost of a Kaplan turbine project: The ‘whys’ explained

Hydropower project implementation is always capital intensive with high upfront investment, needed hence creating a perceived risk among financiers and lenders. Fund lenders naturally ask why...

Unearthing a woman of substance in the geothermal sector

In an exclusive interview with Phyllis Gathoni Mathenge, the company’s drilling engineer, ESI Africa undertakes a bit of ‘excavation’ to uncover how to succeed...
IT solutions

Smart metering: A classic case of convergence of information and operation...

Historically, Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) have served differing functions and have hence resided in different departments within the utility. The operations...
safety

Safety and business sustainability in the power industry

The challenges in the power sector in Nigeria grew with time in the face of weak infrastructure, vandalism, electrical accidents with several electrocutions, and...
biogas

Prime time to grow the African biogas industry

The multitude of benefits derived from biogas have been demonstrated in the World Biogas Association (WBA) report launched in December 2016. Equally the report...

Prime time to grow the African biogas industry

When Renzo Rosso said “Diesel pioneered the idea of luxury denim, and we still drive this market. But it encompasses more: the consumers love...
municipalities

Finance structures within municipalities: a guide to revenue loss recovery

The distribution of electricity requires significant operating revenues and expenditure from municipalities. However, due to national power utility Eskom’s high bulk tariff increases municipalities...

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