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ESI Africa Edition 1 2019

ESI Africa Edition 1 2019 In this issue, you will find grabbing headlines that cover financing transmission projects, eco-transportation,...

ESI Africa Edition 5 2018

In the last issue for 2018 you will find articles giving you a clear view on Africa as a potential investment market. There is...

ESI Africa Edition 4 2018

Technology innovation and the uptake of decentralised renewable energy (DRE) are key themes in ESI Africa edition 4 2018 where improvements deliver robust mechanisms...

The shape of things to come in 2020

The ESI Africa team thanks you for your support in 2019. Your continued participation and engagement are what we are most excited about for 2020!

Africa Day shines a spotlight on NDCs at COP25

Speakers at COP25 have urged African countries to revise their NDCs to attract private sector investments in clean energy.
African Development Fund

Donors commit $7.6bn to the African Development Fund

Thanking donors of the African Development Fund, AfDB's President said: "What a great and successful replenishment story that is."

Sabotage forces Eskom to loadshed, says President Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa cited sabotage as one of factors that has led to South Africans suffering prolonged nationwide power cuts since early December.
time for action

Time for action as energy runs out

Now is the time for action as South Africans unite in their disappointment of being hit, yet again, by increasing stages of planned electricity outages.

SA Energy Department announces energy supply action plan

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has unveiled a series of interventions to address the country’s energy crisis, including steps to allow Independent Power Producers to enter the energy mix sooner.

Twelve reasons to transform utility distribution networks

Electric utilities can transform their assets from utility-infrastructure to utility-telecom to optimise through the reuse of networks to generate revenue.
new Eskom CEO

Eskom must feed available power into the grid, says RE sector

As South Africa plunged into unprecedented Stage 6 power cuts for the first time, implemented by Eskom on 11 December, SAWEA calls for immediate release of available wind power into the national grid.

Op-Ed: Cities urged to amplify their climate change commitments

Cities are major contributors to climate change — but they also have the power to change the world by amplifying their climate change commitments.
Distributed energy. Solar power

Desert to Power Initiative gains momentum in Burkina Faso

AfDB has approved $54 million loan to the government of Burkina Faso for the Yeleen solar plant, which forms part of the Desert to Power Initiative.

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