Mini grids

China obtains grant to scale-up distributed renewable energy

The World Bank has approved a grant worth $7.3 million from the GEF to promote the scale-up of distributed renewable energy in China.
industrialisation strategy

S.Africa is falling behind world automation leaders, says UNISA professor

South Africa still lags behind world automation leaders such as Germany and even fellow BRICS country India in terms of industrial automation progress.
energy storage

Digital map highlights battery-powered energy storage projects

The Consortium for Battery Innovation has unveiled a digital map detailing more than 120 lead battery-powered energy storage projects.

World Bank tackles cooling solutions in developing countries

New programme underway to accelerate the uptake of cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries.
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India: SECI extends bids for 3GW solar project

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for bidding in a 3 GW solar tender linked with 1.5 GW of annual solar under global competitive bidding Phase II.

IFC invests $288m in Brazil’s thermal power project

IFC is providing a $288 million 15-year loan to UTE GNA I Geração de Energia for the development of a LNG-to-power facility in Porto de Açu, Brazil.
Future Energy Central Africa

Green industrial parks critical for China, says report

The World Bank has issued a report aimed at helping the government to accelerate the greening of Chinese industrial parks.

Brazilian pavilion at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa to explore...

Brazilian pavilion at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa to explore 'largest electronics market in Africa'.

Brazil awards Siemens contract for LNG-to-power project

The Brazilian government has awarded Siemens a contract for the turnkey construction of integrated LNG-to-power project GNA 1.

Loan from BRICS bank on the cards for Eskom

President of the New Development Bank, K.V Kamath has revealed that the bank is considering lending a sum of $780 million to Eskom.

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