Anti-corruption crusader Plo Lumumba to open landmark event

Professor of Law and anti-corruption crusader, Patrick Loch Otieno (PLO) Lumumba, is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Africa Supply Chain in Action event to take place on 19 and 20 August.

Tender: Expression of interest for 3 mini-grids in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps has put out a call for expression of interest to design, build and operate solar mini-grids at three refugee camps in Ethiopia.

Tools to help the utility business model adapt to the energy...

As more countries work toward transitioning to a cleaner and more flexible grid, there is an increasing need for a clear set of utility business model tools and regulatory pathways.

2019 in review: Customer insights for African mini-grid developers

Highlights into the advances in technology and business models that make mini-grids the least-cost route towards electrifying up to half a billion people.
Smart energy

Ed’s letter: Preparing for a decade of smart energy action

Let’s debate whether Africa is ready for a smart energy transition. Do these success stories show that we are already underway?
hybrid energy solutions

The big question: Considerations when employing hybrid energy solutions

The Big Question we asked the experts is: What are the considerations that businesses should be mindful of when employing hybrid energy solutions?

Rand volatility: Routes to manage energy sector participants’ exposure

The South African economy has been severely disrupted and seen large contractions in its GDP due to the lockdown with knock-on effect on the Rand.
flexible energy

Generating reliable, affordable and flexible energy across Africa

Africa’s fastest growing population requires the establishment of reliable, affordable and flexible energy systems, Siyabonga Mbanjwa, Managing Director of SENER Southern Africa.

Speculation: Impact on WASH as flow of funding diverted

A live webinar focusing on WASH as a first line of defence against COVID-19 and unpacking the African water sector response, formed part of the first-ever Virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in May this year.
energy trading

The benefits of cross-border renewable energy trading

Linking resources together would enable renewable energy trading between SSA countries, writes Energy and Economic Growth programme director Simon Trace.

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