2020 – Issue 3

offshore wind prospects

What are the long-term prospects for offshore wind?

The offshore wind industry envisions an installation of 1,400GW of offshore wind by 2050 to drive decarbonisation and a green economy. Is this achievable?

Jumping hurdles: The digital twin market sets new tech pace

Today, digital twin technology is revolutionising industries including architecture, healthcare, automotive and transportation, as well the energy sector.

Next-gen grid architecture: A prerequisite for grid modernisation

In this article, grid architecture is examined as an intended aid in managing the complexity of the grid modernisation process.

Is blockchain the enabler of cross-border energy trading?

The uptake of sensors and smart devices has set the electricity sector firmly on the edge of digitalisation. Where does blockchain fit into this unfolding smart grid scenario?
climate finance

Trending topic: Climate finance and sustainability

Unpacking 30 years of experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate finance with Geoff Sinclair, managing director of Camco.
grid defection

Resist or embrace, grid defection can’t be ignored

Combined distributed generation and storage, give a customer the option to go from grid connected to grid defected. What are utilities to do?
grid

Blueprint: Empowering grid-connected areas

Energy 4 Impact shares insights about the economic and social impact of stimulating energy demand in newly electrified villages, east of Tanzania. Here are their stories.
Investments in renewables need to triple in order to scale capacity

Renewable solutions to end energy deficiency

In this article, which first appeared in the Africa Energy Forum’s official publication, Africa Energy Yearbook 2020, three power and energy professionals talk openly about power shortages and their views on renewable energy as a trending solution.

Why catalysing innovation is needed to power Africa

Nicola Lazenby, who leads the Energy Catalyst Programme at Innovate UK, talks about the role of innovation in accelerating energy access.

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