Energy Efficiency

The power and energy market recognises that climate change is real and among the mitigations against this climate crisis to lowering the global carbon footprint is through energy efficiency. Research and development studies indicate that the building sector, through the adoption of smart buildings, has the most potential to reduce energy use. Carbon pricing coupled with the reduction in use of fossil-fuel are central to attaining energy efficiency. Energy efficiency offers the cleanest resource for clean energy transition while addressing climate change effects understood in the Paris Agreement. In order to realise energy transition, government entities are advised to put measures in place in a form of regulation and standards, these include; net-zero carbon economy, incentivising electric vehicles which will lead to increase in charging stations, replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs.

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West Africa: $465 million approved for regional electricity access

Countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will expand access to grid electricity to over one million people, enhance power system stability for another 3.5 million people, and increase renewable energy integration in the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP).
green funding

Winch Energy seeks $2.1 million to fund renewable energy technology

Winch Energy, an off-grid utilities provider, is looking to raise up to $2.1 million through a crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
sustainable mobility

Michelin on redefining maritime mobility and the racetrack

Mobility company Michelin recently debuted two innovations that address some of the major challenges impacting maritime and vehicle mobility.
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Emerging and developing nations need help to fund energy transition

A new report from the International Energy Agency into financing clean energy transitions in emerging and developing economies posits the world’s energy and climate futures are increasingly hinged on whether these economies manage that transition successfully.
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SAWEA engages members on providing additional wind energy

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has engaged with its members to ascertain if the sector is able to provide additional power, in line with the recent call for additional energy from existing Independent Power Producers (IPPs) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
emobility

uYilo eMobility Kick Start Fund open for 2021 proposals

uYilo eMobility, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to enable, facilitate and mobilise electric vehicle mobility in South Africa, has launched their 2021 uYilo Kick Start Fund. The fund, for eMobility and related projects, aims to assist projects in this sector reach commercialisation into the market.
nigeria power

Nigeria: The 100,000MW power sector plan

The special advisor to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmad Zakari, unpacked the work underway in Nigeria's generation, transmission, distribution and metering sectors, noting "there is a plan to invest in SCADA".
EPRA Director General

$1 million commitment from SIMA fund to electrify Kenyan communities

Social Investment Managers and Advisors LLC (SIMA) and Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, today announced a partnership to electrify rural communities in Kenya underserved by conventional utilities.
sustainability targets

Technology group aligns its sustainability targets to SDGs – Hitachi ABB...

Based around four pillars – planet, people, peace and partnerships – Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ sustainability targets include becoming carbon-neutral in its own operations by 2030.

DAY THREE: Best of Enlit Africa digital event agenda

Day three of Enlit Africa digital event takes a very forward-looking approach with its focus on Initiate (aimed at young professionals), smart grids and future systems.

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