The IHA's 2021 status report shows that installed global hydropower capacity rose by 1.6% to 1,330GW over the past year but is falling short.
The North Gauteng High Court has declared that the environmental approval for the planned Khanyisa coal-fired power station has expired. This effectively puts the proposed coal plant to a halt and also has repercussions for any and all planned coal-fired stations.
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The Breede Valley Municipality invites tenders for professional consulting services for various engineering projects for the period ending 30 June 2024. Deadline for submission: 25 June 2021.
Afreximbank and NEXIM have greenlit a joint $750,000 grant that will bridge the gap in maritime transport infrastructure and improve trade in the region in line with the AfCFTA.
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.
The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) together with key stakeholders are geared to guide innovation and upskilling as part of ensuring that South Africa’s hydrogen potential is realised.
Micro hydropower generation has a history in South Africa and could potentially make a significant difference in the provision of electricity – especially in rural areas.
The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors have approved a new policy on water which prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth in regional member countries.
Innovative plants installed at hospitals in Kenya operate solely on solar energy for the desalination of seawater into drinking water that requires no chemicals.