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.

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Enel announces operation of South Africa’s Nxuba wind farm

Enel Green Power RSAhas successfully reached commercial operation on its 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Grand Renaissance dam talks at risk due to Tigray conflict

Talks have resumed to resolve conflict surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam however, conflict in Tigray could cause delays.

Siemens Gamesa to deliver 100MW wind farm to Ethiopia

Siemens Gamesa has sealed the deal on its first wind farm project in Ethiopia
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What will it take in 2021 to push utilities over the...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids experts share their insights on the advances they expect in 2021 to accommodate an electric-fueled future
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FIMER chosen for largest solar PV airport installation in Africa

FIMER has provided its technology for a 1.4MW rooftop solar system on the Ahmed Ben Bella International Airport in Oran, Algeria’s second-largest city.
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Storage market sees battery pack price breakthrough

BNEF’s 2020 Battery Price Survey considers passenger EVs, e-buses, commercial EVs and stationary storage and predicts that by 2023 average pack prices will be $101/kWh.

Solar trading platform wins vital investment to fight energy poverty

EIT InnoEnergy has awarded a €100,000 cash prize plus a €300,000 investment to support the expansion of SOLshare’s pioneering peer-to-peer solar trading platform.

Megatrends setting stage for utility transformation through 2030

A new report by Black & Veatch examines three megatrends that are setting the stage for utility transformation over the next decade.
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New coalition to curb energy poverty amongst one billion people by...

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.
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Global energy storage market grows despite COVID-19

Despite the impact of COVID-19, the energy storage market is growing and transforming, which demands increased investment assurance.

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