High voltage

network resilience

How to enable network resilience

Catastrophic events exacerbate the challenge of networks being prone to failures, making it vital for utilities to strive for network resilience.
Vexila African first: 765kV composite insulator

Vexila African first: 765kV composite insulator

Vexila is delighted to confirm the successful development of its very own 765kV composite long rod insulator of African origin.

Another 500MVA transformer unit to aid in supporting Eskom grid

A transformer manufacturer’s high voltage unit, destined to augment the South African power grid, effectively passed all factory acceptance tests at the end of July.
Nigeria Siemens

Mozambique: EDM to review transmission integration study

Ncondezi Energy has submitted a power transmission integration study to Electricidad de Moçambique (EDM) for its integrated 300MW coal-fired power project and coal mine in the Tete Province.
energy trading

The benefits of cross-border renewable energy trading

Linking resources together would enable renewable energy trading between SSA countries, writes Energy and Economic Growth programme director Simon Trace.
regional interconnection

World Bank programme to enable electricity trade in West Africa

The World Bank Board approved a total of $300 million in credits and grants to support reforms that will help promote electricity trade in West Africa.

Tanzania plans to construct hydropower plants and transmission lines

TANESCO has awarded Multiconsult consultancy contracts for the 222MW Rumakali and 358MW Ruhudji Hydropower and transmission lines projects in Tanzania.
business in Africa

Line collapse: Moses Hlophe-Helehele 132kV Line restoration

TAP successfully completed its first EPC line restoration project in Eswatini with plans to expand with a one-stop Design and Construction Solution.
Eskom plans to mitigate carbon emissions from existing plants

New findings on the decarbonisation of the Global Energy Trade

A recent study by Lux Research finds that many countries are having to develop innovative renewable energy carriers and build new zero-carbon energy supply chains in order to fully decarbonise within a financially responsible manner.
energy challenges

Siemens and GRIDCo to address Ghana’s energy challenges

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges.

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