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Power outages water shortages

Power outages and water shortages highlight urgent need for reform

Countries in North Africa and the Middle East need urgent reform in their power and water sectors. Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria have seen an upsurge in protests to power outages, water shortages or in some cases, both.
gas demand

Global gas demand expected to rise by 3.6% in 2021

Natural gas demand growth set to slow in coming years, this is set to follow an expected strong 2021 rebound. Strong policy actions though are still needed to bring it on track for net-zero emissions. This is according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.
SAWEA

SAWEA welcomes threshold increase and moves to an open electricity market

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.
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Scatec awarded RMIPPP preferred bidder status for 150MW

Scatec was named as one of the preferred bidders under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPP) as announced by the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
Enlit Africa keynote speakers

Mantashe and Eskom chairman Makgoba confirmed for Enlit Africa, 8 June

Enlit Africa will kickstart its return with a visionary discussion on the “5Ds of the energy transition”, namely: decarbonisation, decentralisation, democratisation, digitalisation and deregulation.

ESCOM’s exemplary payment record to Malawi’s only operational IPP

ESCOM, Malawi’s national power utility, made timely payments to the Ruo-Ndiza Hydroelectric power plant for 22,578 MWh of electricity supplied to the utility throughout 2020.
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Ramaphosa on Eskom: We are making progress

In his weekly, ‘From the desk of the President’, President Cyril Ramaphosa commented on the strides being taken by the national utility, Eskom. Ramaphosa highlighted the work being done by the state utility to improve operational performance and new generation capacity
power sector privatisation

Globeleq expanding into Nigerian power business

Independent power generation company Globeleq will take a 74% stake in Nigerian power business CPGNL Limited.
power generation market

Cost of low-carbon generation increasingly lower than fossil fuel

The levelised costs of electricity generation of low-carbon generation technology are falling and increasingly below the cost of conventional fossil fuel generation.
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Eskom goes back to televised Power Alerts

Eskom has relaunched the televised Power Alert initiative, which informs the public of the real-time status of the national electricity network.

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