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Power

Off grid investments ideal for Africa’s energy sector

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Off grid investments ideal for Africa’s energy sector

With recent reports estimating that six hundred million people are without access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, significant and sustained investment is required across Africa’s entire energy generation and supply value chain. While even a decade ago meeting Africa’s energy backlog was considered unaffordable, today, many largely technology-driven factors are creating new opportunities for investment

Eskom misses deadline for tariff appeal

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Eskom misses deadline for tariff appeal

The Eskom’s Board’s latest announcements of intentions to appeal a 5% tariff approval does not come as a shock, according to Ted Blom, a partner at Mining & Energy Advisors, and former Eskom staffer. This “reopener” application...

Winch Energy, iWayAfrica partner to launch The Winch Hub

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Winch Energy, iWayAfrica partner to launch The Winch Hub

Winch Energy is a global off-grid renewable energy operator and technology integrator, providing remote power and communication solutions for rural communities. iWayAfrica is an African ISP, offering pan-regional connectivity solutions over satellite, fibre and wireless access networks....

Nuclear is the cheapest of all energies

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Nuclear is the cheapest of all energies

South Africans were never informed properly that nuclear power is not as expensive as it is made out to be, a nuclear energy expert said Thursday. Nuclear energy expert Des Muller dismissed these and other concerns as...

Eskom to use lessons from Medupi and Kusile to drive nuclear

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Eskom to use lessons from Medupi and Kusile to drive nuclear

The power utility Eskom wants to use lessons learnt from the construction of the two mega power stations, Medupi and Kusile, to drive the country’s nuclear build programme. The continent’s nuclear future and specifically the South African...

South Africa committed to renewable energy – not nuclear

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

South Africa committed to renewable energy – not nuclear

The South African government today, 15 May 2018, re-affirmed its commitment to renewable energy as part of the country’s energy mix whilst dodging any mention of its plans for nuclear energy. Jeff Radebe, South African Energy Minister...

How to address energy paradox in Africa

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

How to address energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over 600...

Gas can be South Africa’s energy gamechanger

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Gas can be South Africa’s energy gamechanger

The first electric power stations were not an instant success. In fact, several failed quite dismally and the affected societies of the late 1800s quickly shifted back to older and more trusted forms of energy. It was...

Nuclear Plan – “We have excess power and no money”

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Nuclear Plan – “We have excess power and no money”

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on today, 25 January 2018, reiterated that a proposed nuclear build programme will only be considered in the broad context of affordability, but warned “we have excess power and we have...

Ghana President to attend West Africa Mining and Power Expo (WAMPEX) 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Ghana President to attend West Africa Mining and Power Expo (WAMPEX) 2018

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana will be the Special Guest of Honour at West Africa’s premier mining and power 2018. Akufo-Addo has confirmed his attendance on the first day of WAMPEX 2018 to mark...

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