ESI Africa Edition 3 2018

East Africa continues to rise in popularity On reading about a prospective tender from the Seychelles government for the development of a 4MW floating...
Hydropower

Progress report on Africa’s hydropower development

Did you know that two-thirds of the planet’s renewable electricity generation comes from hydropower’s installed capacity? According to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report by...
KenGen

The Big Question | geothermal training

The Rift Valley in East Africa is recorded to have about 15,000MW of potential geothermal capacity. With Kenya at the leading edge – set...

It’s all about the data

 “The foundation of science communication is good data. We all speak different languages, but good data can transcend any boundary.” Over the past two...
rooftop solar energy project

Net metering rules & distributed generation market opportunity

Embracing new business models that encourage customer generation like roof-top solar PV and selling additional services to these customers such as storage can help...
Toshiba

Off grid, on power: How minigrids enable electrification

Until recently, Gbamu Gbamu, a rural community in Nigeria’s Ogun State, was left without access to electricity – cash-strapped utilities could not justify the...
Future Energy East Africa

The state of power meets Future Energy East Africa

Future Energy East Africa is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and presence in the region’s energy space. To mark this significant milestone, Eddy Njoroge, former...

East Africa: 20 years in the making

The future of energy in East Africa: 20 years in the making The energy industry is changing – the role of the utilities is evolving...

East Africa continues to rise in popularity

Editor's letter published in ESI Africa 3 2018. On reading about a prospective tender from the Seychelles government for the development of a 4MW floating...
Power Africa

Finding the elusive regional power supply connection

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor...

Global review of auction programmes

Auction programmes are now officially the preferred procurement method for contracting renewable energy capacity globally, and are set to grow in prominence. There is thus...

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