Generation

Power generation is the process of producing electric power from sources of primary energy. Energy resources can be classified in three categories namely renewable, fossil, and nuclear. Within the generation categories renewable comprise of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, natural gas For utilities in the electric power industry, generation is the stage prior to the delivery of power to end users (transmission, distribution, etc.) or its storage (using, for example, the pumped-storage method). Electricity generation is carried out in power stations also called power plants.

Nigeria Siemens

Mozambique: EDM to review transmission integration study

Ncondezi Energy has submitted a power transmission integration study to Electricidad de Moçambique (EDM) for its integrated 300MW coal-fired power project and coal mine in the Tete Province.
Eskom RCA

A different look at revamping Eskom for a just energy transition

Recently released report Eskom Transformed: Achieving a Just Transition for South Africa offers an alternative look at the crises at the utility and possible solutions.
LNG

Mozambique’s Area 1 LNG Project scores $400m investment

Afreximbank has announced its commitment of up to $400 million in guarantees and direct lending to Mozambique's Area 1 LNG Project.
solar panels in a field

Angola exploring green mini-grids with the help of AfDB

Green mini-grids for Angola could change the lives of millions if regulatory concerns were addressed to incentivise private sector participation.

UAE successfully launches Unit 1 of Barakah nuclear energy plant

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company has successfully launched Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear energy plant.
Clean Energy for Climate Change

South Africa: Environmental group takes government to court over IRP

Non-profit organisation groundWork is suing the South African Minister of Minerals and Energy and NERSA to demand clarity on the IRP plans to meet energy needs.

AUW & POWERGEN Africa: The (digital) show will go on!

The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.

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.
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?
geothermal

Geothermal power plants can also come in small sizes

With the introduction of Geoportable, Toshiba ESS has made it possible to construct a small-scale geothermal plant on as little as 250 square metres.

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