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Politics, if ignored, can put your electricity supply markets in peril

Late 2017 into early 2018 could go down in history as one of the most newsworthy periods in a long time in Africa’s political,...
Mbeya Power Plant

The transition to a low carbon future must be rapid, and...

In response to the interdict sought to stop the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for 27 renewable independent power producer procurement programme...

UN embraces nature for water management solutions

The UN is looking to nature for solutions to manage water better to meet the demands of a growing global population and climate change. The...
Burkina Faso

Eight trends to shape global PV and storage marketplace

A report by IHS Markit, has identified 2017 as the year that saw annual installations grow by almost 20% from 2016 and move towards...
bonus

Rebuttal of World Bank’s utility affordability report

“The World Bank has very creditably assembled data with which it was able to draw a conclusion that old power watchers like me have...
Mini-grids

Nigeria set to launch framework for low-cost microgrid energy

The Rocky Mountain Institute and Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency have partnered to reduce the costs of energy generated from mini-grids. The two have developed a...
Daniels' future at Eskom

Whistle-blower Daniels’ future at Eskom still hangs in the balance

Whistle-blower Suzanne Daniels will not resume her role at South Africa’s power utility after the CCMA ruled last week that Eskom's suspension was unfair. The...
scaling solar programme

Kenya: homes, businesses to benefit from solar microgrid project

Solar energy solutions provider Renewvia Energy is helping underserved communities and businesses in rural Kenya to access the energy they need to improve their...

Unique cryptocurrency supporting green energy has been launched

A unique cryptocurrency titled Cred with CX has arrived introducing a mobile mining app with the futuristic mission to support green energy. Credits.Energy explained that...
cybersecurity

Survey results expose greatest threats to grid security

The results of the 2018 Bridge Index Utility Industry Grid Security Survey were released today revealing the greatest threats to grid operations and security. The survey results...

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