Research and Development

ESI Africa is a provider of daily electricity news. We cover African and international generation, transmission and distribution, and R&D stories.

green recovery

Enel Foundation discuss the role of energy sector post-COVID-19

Enel Foundation recently contributed to the 123rd issue of the Oxford Energy Forum, which was dedicated to COVID-19 recovery and the energy transition.
WISA

WISA calls for green, blue and no drop certification reinstatement

The Water Institute of Southern Africa believes the drop programme directly led to many municipalities investing in their water and sanitation staff and infrastructure.
Minigrid report

Minigrid flagship report benchmarks Africa’s industry performance

New data confirms distributed energy minigrids to be the most reliable, affordable option for African governments seeking effective rural electrification and improved livelihoods, but lengthy and unpredictable approvals stymie growth
industrial revolution policy

The pace of technology shapes the industrial revolution, not policy

Technology—embrace or fear it but don’t ignore the fourth industrial revolution and its ability to transform your daily life and African economies.
solar cells

Exploring productive use of energy in Niger

German university TH Köln is setting up a solar energy system at a school in the Dossa region of Niger to demonstrate how the productive use of power can strengthen rural economies.
waste to power

ECOWAS region: Call for the development of waste to energy projects

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) seeks to conduct pre-feasibility studies for waste to energy projects.
EMBEDDED GENERATION INSTALLATION

Commentary: Embedded generation installation SANS 10142-1 standards

SAPVIA board member Frank Spencer comments on the upcoming SANS codes for the safe connection of small-scale embedded generation installation to low-voltage grids.
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.
fourth industrial revolution

South Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution report lands on president’s desk

On receipt of the Fourth Industrial Revolution report, President Ramaphosa said digital transformation has to be harnessed to change the way we live, learn, work and govern.
smart meter hackathon

Tech applications open for Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020

Nigeria's tech community is invited to take part in a smart meter hackathon aimed at developing and delivering metering hardware and software systems. Deadline for submissions is 28 August 2020.

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