Onsite renewables vital for refugee camps says UN

A new report from the United Nations states that onsite renewables can cost-effectively supply refugee communities with low-cost, reliable electricity.

Survey finds 82% of firms have no outage contingency

Many companies are in danger of experiencing significant downtime during a power failure as a new report reveals that one quarter of UK energy decision makers do not have a contingency plan in place.

Nigeria micro-utility developer completes $20m financing

Nigerian energy company Rensource has completed a $20m equity financing round which will be used to expand the company’s footprint of micro-utilities across Nigeria, as well as invest in additional technology infrastructure.

First utility-scale gas engine plant unveiled in Papua New Guinea

The first utility-scale gas engine power plant in Papua New Guinea is now operational near the country’s capital Port Moresby.

Utilities urged to adapt now to reap energy transition rewards

A new report from Ernst & Young urges US utilities to act quickly “to secure a long-term, essential role as market facilitator and platform provider in the distribution system of the future”.

Hybrid genset-battery technology to cut emissions at UAE steel mill

Aggreko is to install a 24 MW off-grid gas and battery hybrid power solution at a steel mill in the United Arab Emirates to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions.

MAN Energy gas engines power remote Bolivia iron ore plant

Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions has delivered ten of its gas engines with a combined capacity of over 100 MW to power a steel mill in Bolivia.

Desert to Power Initiative gains momentum in Burkina Faso

The board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €48,82m ($54m) loan to the government of Burkina Faso...

Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz in hydrogen fuel cell project

Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz innovation team Lab1886 are collaborating on the use of vehicle fuel cells for stationary power generation.

Alfen wins Dutch battery storage deal for Uniper hybrid plant

Uniper has selected Dutch company Alfen to supply a large-scale battery energy storage system to a hybrid power plant in the Netherlands. The 10 MW (10 MWh) storage system will be deployed to respond to the growing need for grid services at the Maasvlakte site.

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