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  • Microsoft enters strategic partnership with Tunisia over Wind power Published Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:12:37 +0000
    Microsoft entered into a strategic partnership with Tunisian renewable energy firm Saphon Energy at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco this week, Ventures Africa reported. The agreement was signed with Microsoft 4Afrika, a branch off multinational Microsoft who will supply Saphon Energy with financial and technology support and large scale visibility, Ventures Africa reported. […]
  • US$25 billion needed to stabilise West African power Published Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:20 +0000
    West Africa needs US$25 billion investment over the next 10 years to ensure uninterrupted power generation, Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo said on Tuesday at a conference in Lagos, the Nigerian Tribune reported. Speaking at the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), Nebo said there was a need to attract investment to improve the […]
  • Huawei introduces eLTE smart grid solution Published Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:55:39 +0000
    An efficient communication solution for power operators has been revealed by Information and communications technology (ICT) provider Huawei in the Southern and Eastern African regions, CNBCAfrica reported. The latest innovation, the eLTE smart grid solution, operates off the newest 4G wireless creating a stable and efficient communication platform for power grids to communicate effectively, CNBCAfrica […]
  • Davin Chown, Company Director, Genesis Eco-Energy Published Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:47:51 +0000
    Davin Chown’s top 3 predictions for the power sector in 2014: An increase in deployment of renewable energy as people start to fully grasp the need for change Stronger reliance on decentralised energy options to meet demand – smaller, more modular approach to deploying costly infrastructure. Small is beautiful! Utilities diversify portfolios away from risky, […]
  • Interview with Tony Akah, GM, Government & Consumer Affairs, NERC Published Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:23:23 +0000
    Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission: Tony Akah, GM, Government & Consumer Affairs Tony Akah discusses the commission’s mandate to create a competitive electricity market in Nigeria, and how they’re resolving problems arising from the metering schemes critical to the country’s energy infrastructure. From African Utility Week 2014.
  • SacOil plans to develop natural gas line in Mozambique Published Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:06:05 +0000
    Yesterday, Johannesburg based SacOil holding announced their expansion plans to include the development of a natural gas pipeline in Mozambique, Bloomberg reported. SacOil CEO, Thabo Kgogo told Bloomberg reporter that in addition to Mozambique their expansion strategy included an agreement with Egypt to drill for oil which is said to commence in the first quarter […]