technical advisor

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).
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.
SAWEA

SAWEA welcomes threshold increase and moves to an open electricity market

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.

President Ramaphosa’s self-generation announcement “bold but necessary”

“The country is in the throes of an energy crisis and the importance of the discussions at Enlit Africa this week have been punctuated by loadshedding.”
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.
energy transition

GE: Position paper on gas and renewables in SA’s energy transition

GE released a paper sharing their position on South Africa’s energy transition and the role they believe gas power and renewables will play in accelerating the country’s energy transition.

Shipping industry firm Yara Marine joins IWSA to promote wind propulsion

The International Windship Assocation (IWSA) has welcomed innovators in the shipping industry, Yara Marine Technologies. IWSA together with Yara Marine plan to push the agenda of lowering carbon emissions in the shipping industry.
Anil Saboo President of IEEMA

ANIL SABOO: The President of IEEMA on India’s connection to Africa

Anil Saboo, president of IEEMA, shares that the Indian power sector is undergoing a significant change that has redefined the industry outlook – a scenario that can benefit the African region.
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".
overhead electrical infrastructure

Overhead electrical infrastructure products for the African market – Vexila

Vexila is the first company in Africa to embrace and adopt composite insulator technology on fuse cut-outs and remains the only manufacturer of this product in South Africa, since the pioneering engineering of the product range more than twenty years ago.

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