Live webinar series – COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management

Join this live virtual discussion where we bring you the best insights from key utilities around the world who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.

Kenya’s Kaptis hydropower project to reach financial close in 2020

A joint development agreement, to bring the Kaptis hydropower project in Kenya through to financial close and construction in 2020, has been signed.

Report probes risks of controversial South Africa hydropower project

Controversy continues to shadow the development of the Grand Inga III project, with the latest arising from a report which probes South Africa’s commitment to the project.
Report finds industry’s high-emitters lack climate pace and ambition

Industry’s high-emitters ‘lack climate pace and ambition’

A new report examined the ‘carbon performance’ of 238 energy, industrial and transport companies and found only 43 have emissions trajectories in line with the Paris Agreement of limiting climate change to 2°C.

Mining sector using gravity to revolutionize energy storage

Scottish energy storage specialist Gravitricity is in the process of identifying suitable mine shafts for their first Africa-based gravity energy storage project.

World Bank provides fiscal boost to solar hybrid mini grids in...

The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, in collaboration with the World Bank, has signed a grant agreement with Renewvia Solar Nigeria for the Solar Hybrid Mini Grids Performance-Based Grant.
IEA chief warns coronavirus must not stall climate efforts

IEA chief warns coronavirus must not stall climate efforts

The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Dr Fatih Birol, has urged governments to not lose sight of climate change challenges as they tackle the impact of the coronavirus.

Why small scale hydro is becoming big business

This year’s theme for World Water Day on 22 March is “Water and Climate Change”, exploring how the resource and the global...

POWERGEN Africa, African Utility Week rescheduled due to COVID-19

Following the South African Government’s announcement of a national state of disaster in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent ban on public gatherings of over 100 people, Clarion Events Africa (formerly Spintelligent) is rescheduling African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.

IFC leads financing for 390 MW natural gas-fired power plant

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the signing of a €303m ($346m) financing package for a new gas-fired power project in Côte...

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