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“Well intentioned” IPP investments MUST have real impact – expert

“Well intentioned” IPP investment in communities not enough; MUST have real impact, says expert at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa 2019.

Energy expert Ted Blom: “Open the grid before Eskom finally collapses”

Exclusive interview with independent energy expert Ted Blom, who is part of a panel discussion on utility reform during the upcoming conference at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town.

Financing energy projects: “the traditional business model needs to change”

Weighing in on the financial models needed for the African energy sector to stay relevant in a changing market, ESI Africa spoke with three experts.

Renewable energy under investigation for Prieska Zinc Copper Project

Cape Town-based juwi Renewable Energies, has entered into a collaboration agreement with a subsidiary of Orion Minerals Limited to investigate renewable energy generation for the Prieska Zinc Copper Project. The basis of the agreement is...

3 in 1 waste-to-power technology in Cape Town!

Growthpoint Properties has installed an on-site, anaerobic digester at its N1 City Mall property in Cape Town, which uses organic waste to produce green electricity, hot water and fertiliser.

Op-Ed: “I am technology agnostic,” claims Ted Blom

Ted Blom writes in response to an article featured on ESI Africa dated 25 April 2018 penned by Dr Bernhard Scheffler, “Energy Expert” Blom’s crusade against 27 renewable energy contracts”. Scheffler starts the article by...

S.Africa: Wind sector beams with joy on IPP progress

Government re-confirmed its commitment to the renewable energy sector on Wednesday and will continue its intended partnership with the private sector in mutual pursuit of diversifying South Africa’s power mix in support of energy...