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2018 – Issue 1

ESI Africa Edition 1, 2018

ESI Africa Issue 1 2018 delivers expert-led articles on a range of topics such as the impact of technology advancements in substation automation and control; the current and future landscape of nuclear energy design...
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects

Africa’s planned hydropower potential holds nearly 27GW of electricity; however, each project must traverse complex social and environmental challenges, coupled with the economics of post colonialism, writes Ruth Krüger, an independent researcher at the...

Mobile money transforming electricity payment

The use of technology to transact in the utility service space is elevating the electricity market by influencing demand for power through the ease of transacting. This article by Vianney Mutyaba – Manager: Pricing...

Powering Zimbabwe’s lifting assets

A case study addressing the modernisation of lifting equipment circuitry, written by Shelton Munyaradzi Muzembe, an electronic engineer with a bias towards automation and circuit design. Energy is an important factor in all economies and...
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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, economic and energy specific development, writes Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, editor...

Blockchain in the energy landscape

Could blockchain shape the future of decentralised energy? Pierre Telep, Renewable Energy Senior Specialist at Green Climate Fund, looks into the Internet of Energy. Crypto assets, a new class of assets that are traded on...
Advisory board members of the 18th annual African Utility Week – a gathering of over 7,500 attendees from more than 90 countries taking place this year on 15-17 May in Cape Town – share their thoughts on electrification in Africa and more with ESI Africa…

Five African Utility Week advisory board members speak out

Advisory board members of the 18th annual African Utility Week – a gathering of over 7,500 attendees from more than 90 countries taking place this year on 15-17 May in Cape Town – share...
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Utility automation and control – it’s not your daddy’s SCADA

With the evolution of Africa’s electricity industry, utilities are adding more smart devices and automation to make smarter decisions, writes Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director of Africa Utilities Technology Council. Applications for smart devices, renewable energy, distribution...

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