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RES4Africa’s survey analyses investment risk in renewable energy

RES4Africa Foundation released a new survey Assessing Investment Risk in Renewable Energy, the survey analyses investors’ views concerning risks and barriers in 7 North-African countries.

Webinar recording: Energy Transition Challenges and Pathways to Grid Resilience at Scale

Duration: 90 minutes  Watch the recording to learn about the different aspects of grid resilience through the energy transition and scalable field-proven solutions to address them. The discussion will focus on utility challenges, but the opportunities for managing these. For instance:  What are...
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Morocco: new wind farm coming online

InnoVent Maroc is setting up a 36MW wind farm in Morocco. The Oualidia wind farm is expected to begin full operations by the middle of 2021. The wind farm, which covers 10 hectares, is located in the Sidi Bennour province of Morocco.

China: Creating clean energy corridors by improving grid support

Under the agreement, IRENA and SGCC will conduct joint activities and collaborative studies to enhance the flexible operation of power grids,
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Chilean solar PV plant to be used for ancillary services

Chile’s Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional says the 141MW Luz del Norte PV power plant is the first utility-scale solar facility to deliver ancillary services.
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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.

Analysis: Smart grid facilitates grid flexibility and resilience

Change in electricity consumption patterns during lockdown has put grid resilience to the test but grid flexibility is currently coping with demand shifts.
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Africa requires $20bn per year to achieve ‘minimal’ energy access, says report

New research says to achieve a minimal level of universal energy access across Africa, at least $20bn per year of new infrastructure investment – comprising both generation and grid assets – will be required.
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Energy storage, a necessity in grid infrastructure

As global electricity grids embrace the new energy economy, storage plays a key role in infrastructure planning, according to research firm Navigant Research.