Middle East & Africa

All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation in the Middle East and Africa power and energy sectors, with specific focus on Dubai, UAE, Israel, Iran, Egypt, Tanzania and Kenya. Tenders, power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and energy auctions will also be included in this section.

Saudi Aramco CEO plays down electric vehicle threat

The head of the world’s largest oil company has acknowledged the rise in electric vehicles (EVs) but pointed out that it doesn’t represent a real transformation in relative terms.

Battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency investment tops $1bn

Investment in the battery energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors has topped $1bn in the first nine months of this year, new analysis has found.

INFOGRAPHIC: Which country is leading the way in sustainability?

The World Energy Council has released its Energy Trilemma Index. The tool produced, in partnership with Oliver Wyman, ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: Energy security, Energy equity (accessibility and affordability), Environmental sustainability. 

Engie chief says further acquisitions on the way

Isabelle Kocher, chief executive of Engie, says the company is in a strong position in its restructuring process and plans to make new acquisitions to continue its growth.

Ghana to sell off gas-fired power assets

Ghanaian power utility the Volta River Authority is seeking private partners to help boost the efficiency of its gas- and oil-fired power plants.

Norwegian solar specialist ignores Trump to add to Iranian capacity

Saga Energy, the Norwegian solar company, has struck a $2.9bn preliminary agreement to install 2 GW of solar power capacity in Iran.

Nuclear industry vents ongoing concerns on Brexit Euratom decision

The decision by the British government to withdraw from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) in tandem with its withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, is continuing to cause some concern for the future of the country’s nuclear power industry.

IFC and EBRD help boost supply of clean energy in Serbia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and EBRD are helping Serbia boost its renewable energy production and improve its energy mix by providing a €215m lending package to a joint venture developing a 158 MW wind farm, the largest in the Western Balkans.

EY: China remains most attractive renewable energy market

China holds its position at the top of the latest EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) after overtaking the US in May this year, while India’s second position in the top 40 country ranking looks increasingly precarious.

Expert highlights the four stages of cybersecurity

A leading cybersecurity expert has warned that “there’s no real cyber insurance out there – it’s not protected”. 

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