ESI Africa Edition 3 2018

East Africa continues to rise in popularity On reading about a prospective tender from the Seychelles government for the development of a 4MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project, my attention was immediately caught for...
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Clean energy sector growing in southern and eastern Africa

A new report exploring recent developments in the clean energy market in southern and eastern Africa shows market entry is challenging and requires targeted awareness-raising activities, increased financial inclusion and access to financing.
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Small-scale hydropower development needs multi-faceted approach

Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa hosted a fascinating discussion around the potential for developing small scale hydropower in Africa.

Water and energy savings solutions for the mining industry

Flowserve believe that what was possibly the best solution and way of doing things 10 or 20 years ago has been replaced by more innovative solutions.

#AUW2019: Expert interview with Siemens exec

SIEMENS: “One of the major technology contributors to the power generation and T&D sectors in Africa over last 157 years"

ATI backs OPIC & Actis to launch Kenya’s Kipeto Wind Power Project

The African Trade Insurance Agency today announced that it has played a critical role in unlocking the financing for Kipeto Wind Power, Kenya’s newest wind farm.

East Africa’s regional integration plan approved

The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration.

Japanese firm secures contract for geothermal power project in Kenya

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Fuji Electric Co. has been awarded a contract for a complete geothermal power facility for the Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station (Olkaria I) in Kenya. The contract was awarded by main EPC project...
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Private equity shines in Bright Africa 2018 report

Independent investment firm RisCura has released its latest report on investing in Africa, Bright Africa 2018, which highlights that Africa’s consumer and business spending is expected to reach $6.7 trillion by 2030. The report segments...
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WorleyParsons contracted for Kenya’s second largest wind farm

Kenya’s second largest wind farm, the Kipeto Wind Power Project, has secured a 22-month owerner's engineer contract. The project will contribute an additional 100MW of clean power once completed.   International consulting firm WorleyParsons this...

Nairobi | GIS substation commissioned

Kenya’s Energy Cabinet Secretary Hon. Charles Keter commissioned the 220/66kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation located at the city centre on Monday. The substation is part of the Nairobi City Centre Network Upgrade and...