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.

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.
private equity and venture capital

Energy investments set to rebound to pre-pandemic levels by 10%

Global energy investments set to recover in 2021 but remain far from a net zero pathway as not enough investment is going into clean energy, especially in emerging markets and developing economies, new IEA report finds.
Municipal Energy Resilience

Scatec awarded RMIPPP preferred bidder status for 150MW

Scatec was named as one of the preferred bidders under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPP) as announced by the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
smart metering self-consumption

The connection between smart meters and self-consumption

This article presents a combination of smart metering and smart charging to help local energy communities increase self-consumption and achieve economic benefits.
talent innovation Africa

Initiate! accelerates talent in Africa’s innovation eco-system

As utilities modernise so too comes the opportunity for the next generation of tech and young talent to play a role in facilitating innovation and change in Africa.
Nigeria agribusiness

Nigeria: Where solar power meets agricultural markets

The agribusiness sector is constantly innovating, constantly doing things that will improve it, make it better, and solar drying systems are just the beginning states Habiba Ali from Sosai in Nigeria.
power sector financing

SEFA extends grant to accelerate Africa’s energy transition

SEFA has extended a $1 million grant to help accelerate African countries’ energy transition ahead of the 2021 United Nations COP26
Mining

Introducing ‘climate-smart’ mining on the road to Industry 4.0

Reducing our carbon footprint to mitigate the impact of climate change, as outlined in international treaties like the Paris Agreement and accelerating the journey to the all-electric mine, is a business priority for many mining companies and their customers.
labels

Labels matter: SANEDI encourages consumers to check labels

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is encouraging consumers to be more cognisant of labels on their appliances in a bid to make South Africans more energy efficient.
Enlit Africa 2021 keynote

Hydrogen, finance and climate change in focus at high-level Enlit Africa

“Hydrogen, specifically green and blue, has the potential to considerably accelerate sub-Saharan Africa’s electrification rate."

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