2019 – Issue 3

geothermal energy

Geothermal energy: The champion of East Africa’s thermal prosperity

Thermal energy has a negative connotation as its predominant source is coal-fired power; however, globally geothermal resources are on the rise as they produce far...
smart

A smart theme is gradually unfolding for Africa’s utility sector to...

The digital divide is evident in Africa’s utilities, where embracing the smart meter revolution is yet to be fully realised for various reasons.
Energy progress

Energy progress: One mini-grid project at a time

The East Africa power and energy market is an example of how developers, funders, utilities and consumers are evolving and accommodating sustainable solutions. It is...
small hydro

Small hydro project boosts mini-grid impact

The award-winning Rubagabaga Hydropower Plant, a 445kW grid-connected, run-of-the-river project located in the Northern Province of Rwanda, has made a very large impact on the...
energy transition

Paving the road for industry collaboration

There is no shortage of institutions in East Africa that are active in the small-scale renewable energy technology space for both grid-tied and off-grid...

Our future lies in the energy of youth

“In 30 years, Africa will be the youngest continent in the world, so the youth of today have to be aware of...
biomethane

Waste heat: An untapped energy source

Buildings and factories are wasting huge amounts of heat into the atmosphere through air conditioning, refrigeration and production processes.
Africa Energy Forum

Reflecting on Africa’s ‘Year of Light’

As four days of debate, discussion, business and innovation got underway in Lisbon, Portugal the message was clear – Africa Energy Forum (aef) 2019...
Abu Dhabi

Top 100 start-ups to present their business models in Abu Dhabi

One hundred finalists from the international Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Awards, for the most innovative and effective business models in the areas of energy...

Why water utilities should go with the flow

The United Nations estimates the world to face a 40% water supply shortage, added to this many African countries already face water supply challenges.

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