Africa

. All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation across Africa, including electrification projects, renewable energy uptake, energy transition news in Africa and utility announcementsTenders, power purchase agreements, and energy auctions from sub-Sarahan Africa, West Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Madagascar will also be included in this section.

nuclear power plant

South Africa weighs big block nuclear vs small modular reactors

A fascinating breakdown of the pros and cons of a large-scale nuclear and small modular reactor (SMR) builds in South Africa.
solar power

Hitachi ABB Power Grids win deal for sub-Sahara’s largest PV project

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been selected by MCA to participate in the development of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest photovoltaic project.
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Wärtsilä Masterclass: Hybrid solutions a competitive option for South Africa’s renewables...

As part of the Digital Energy Festival, Wärtsilä presented a focused masterclass exploring why hybrid projects are found to be a highly competitive solution, especially within the South African context.
Maria Gleta power plant

MAN PrimeServ signs ten-year maintenance contract for power plant in Benin

MAN PrimeServ has signed a Long Term Service Agreement with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractors for the Maria Gleta power plant near the city of Cotonou.

Achieving 5IR by using business for good

“COVID has shown the world that you cannot just take the planet for free but that you have to take care of it as well.”
energy storage

Azelio and Jet Energy to develop Africa solar and storage projects

Swedish energy storage firm, Azelio, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco based JET ENERGY to explore energy storage projects in Francophone Africa.

South Korea’s KEPCO cancels foreign coal power investment

South Korea’s majority state-owned utility KEPCO plans to cancel or convert to LNG two remaining overseas coal power projects in its pipeline.

Digital Energy Festival update – AEF begins today!

The first leg of the Digital Energy Festival begins today with the Africa Energy Forum (AEF). Join us for over 100 sessions and unlimited networking with Africa’s energy community.

Gender equality at centre of Digital Energy Festival for Africa

The focus on how energy access is changing women’s lives across the continent is one of the cornerstones of the Digital Energy Festival for Africa, which opens on Tuesday 20 October.
A surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals says the IEA.

Pandemic frames IEA forecasts in World Energy Outlook

The IEA has called for a surge in well-designed energy policies to put create a resilient energy system to meet climate goals.

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