Is Africa ready for competitive procurement?

ESI Africa recently hosted a webinar focused on planning and executing power project procurement plans. Our trio of expert speakers answered various questions pertaining...
municipal tariff hikes

It’s all about the data

 “The foundation of science communication is good data. We all speak different languages, but good data can transcend any boundary.” Over the past two...
Renewables acquisition

Private equity shines in Bright Africa 2018 report

Independent investment firm RisCura has released its latest report on investing in Africa, Bright Africa 2018, which highlights that Africa’s consumer and business spending...

Off-Grid Energy Access Fund reaches its first close

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has declared that the Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF) had its first close on 2 August 2018 with committed...
cryptocurrency

Power for All launches energy access database platform

The global initiative Power for All has launched the new Platform for Energy Access Knowledge (PEAK), “a first-of-its-kind interactive and open platform designed to...
virtual power plants

Several organisations call for low-carbon technologies in IRP

As the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has been made open for public comment after the draft document was approved by Cabinet last week,...
nuclear power

Exploring current trends in nuclear power

Before delving into the topic of current trends in nuclear power, Daniel Butti Njoroge, energy consultant from Kenya, noted that “we live in an...
ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project

Finding the elusive regional power supply connection

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor...
IRP

The release of the IRP – rescheduled for Monday

Speaking to the media on Tuesday outside Parliament, energy minister Jeff Radebe guaranteed that Friday 24 August 2018 will be the day of the...
telecom operators

IoT to dominate industry-wide and transform businesses

It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31 billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet...

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