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  • ‘Ghana 1000 power project’ to be completed in 2016 Published Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:13:39 +0000
    Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama was presented with General Electric (GE)’s ‘Ghana 1000 power project’ at the Peduase Lodge on Tuesday. CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, said that the US$1 billion thermal power project will have a generation capacity of 1 200MW and will be completed in September 2016. The power initiative is a joint […]
  • Pricing pilot project for non-residential Eskom consumers Published Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:58:42 +0000
    On Monday, state utility Eskom assured residential consumers that potential plans to increase electricity tariffs would not apply to them. This statement came as a response to an article published by Reuters, blanketing the utility’s plans to increase electricity tariffs when the system was under constrain. Critical Peak Day Pricing – pilot project Eskom launched […]
  • Cameroon welcomes first REIPP Published Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:52:01 +0000
    Cameroon is on target to welcome its first renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) with the awarding of a US$ 777 000 grant to develop a 72MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plan. The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) awarded the grant to JCM Greenquest Solar Corporation at the end of 2014. The grant will cover […]
  • Most Influential Figures in African Power 2015 now available Published Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:02:52 +0000
    It’s my pleasure to introduce you to the second issue of the ESI Most Influential Figures in African Power. In putting together the 2015 edition, I’ve realised how much Africa’s energy sector has evolved over the past twelve months. Despite the many challenges, we’ve seen considerable progress been made toward the establishment of a robust […]
  • Andrew M. Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa & Trade Africa Published Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:00:48 +0000
    Andrew M. Herscowitz’s top 3 predictions for the power sector in 2014: Geothermal investments in East Africa will take off New financial tools will stimulate greater investments in sustainable off-grid solutions The Ethiopian energy market will open up wide to private sector investment Click here to view the full profile on our digital platform ESI […]
  • Perovskite: The answer to affordable solar generated electricity? Published Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:42:04 +0000
    A recent study by the Exeter University could mean cheaper  solar power for households. By using Perovskite, a mineral component, to manufacture solar panels, electricity could be generated 40% cheaper and 50% more efficient than the existing panels circulating the market today, reuters reported. These panels are unique in that they have the ability to […]