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2015 – Issue 3

Energy efficiency: A solution overlooked; missed opportunities?

Energy efficiency is multifaceted and, whilst covering generation, transmission and consumption, its value chain spans across design and retrofitting in construction, transport and industrial activity, writes Sisa Njikelana, Chairman of the South African Independent...

How to complement generation plant devel. with energy efficiency solutions

During the generation of electricity more than half of the energy produced is lost to inefficiencies in power plants, transmission and distribution systems, lighting, transport systems, heating and cooling of homes and buildings. This creates...

The distribution ‘chain of events’ connecting Kenya’s last mile

To this end, the Kenyan government has made it a priority-target to reach the unconnected through its Last Mile Project, which has to date made concerted progress to connect institutions, such as schools and...
electricity distribution line

Country focus: Cameroon seeks emerging economy status by 2035

This target is strengthened by an investment-friendly regime implemented to stimulate foreign direct investment, writes Elodie Delagneau, Event Manager for the Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Cameroon. Furthermore, the government is implementing national power...

Optimising innovative finance in Africa’s energy sector

Africa is energy rich. Its unparalleled solar, wind, hydro and geothermal power resources offer the region incredible opportunity to build low-carbon energy systems for all. But there is a paradox. Today, more than 600 million...

Ensuring a sustainable ECOWAS regional electricity market

The ECOWAS Energy Protocol* seeks to secure regional and efficient supply of electricity and other forms of energy in the region as a means to catalyse economic growth by means of measures to liberalise...

In depth: What’s on the horizon for West Africa

The West African regional power industry is facing many challenges from insufficient domestic gas supply, ageing infrastructure, low revenue collection to a skills gap in the workforce. It has been said that “doubters don’t overcome...

In depth: Who do you trust to keep the lights on?

Be free from rising electricity prices and power outages For years, South African companies and households have been battling sharp increases in electricity prices, their difficulties compounded by a lack of reliable supply resulting from...

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