2020 – Pre-event: African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa 2020

Pre-event: African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa 2020

This year’s #AUW & #PGAF conference may have been postponed to November 2020 but due to popular demand for information and expert...
crisis management

Crisis management: Utilities under siege

The ESI Africa logo on the front cover of this edition takes on a visual representation of our support for the industry in times of crisis management.
energy access

Energy access to address the great divide

Energy access remains a challenge with only 43% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa that has access to basic electricity, less than half of the global average of 87%.
South Africa

Will Africa mix it up by 2040?

With about two billion citizens in Africa by 2040 "...current efforts to try to provide access to modern energy will barely outpace the population growth".

Twenty years of power and energy engagement goes on

African Utility Week, along with ESI Africa, has spent the past two decades closely mirroring the growth of Africa's energy, power and water value chains.
utility reform

Time to rethink our assumptions

This article examins utility reforms that were introduced in the past to attract private investment in the power sector and improve operations.

Where do you look to find a competitive mini-grid market?

It is estimated that some 83 million Nigerians do not have access to modern electricity. In response to this challenge, the mini-grid market has taken hold.

Urbanisation is remaking Africa

African cities are estimated to house just more than 1.2 billion people at the moment and will experience a 4% annual growth rate.
recession

Trading up in Africa!

The French and Taiwanese country pavilions are amongst several international exhibitions at this year's African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in November.
Open Africa Power programme

Expanding the skill set of municipal leaders

“The Municipal Leaders Forum has been specifically developed to allow the leaders responsible in this crucial local government space to expand their skill set.

Making every drop count in hydropower generation

Africa's installed hydropower capacity is expected to grow by 4,700MW over the next two to three years according to IHA's 2019 Hydropower Status Report.

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