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  • Clean Energy: New study recommends less hydro for east Africa Published Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:39:18 +0000

    East African countries must diversify their energy mix beyond hydro and incorporate mini-grids for greater rural electrification, according to a jointly published report released today, ‘A Clean Energy Vision for East Africa: Planning for Sustainability, Reducing Climate Risks and Increasing Energy Access (2015)’. The East African Power Pool (EAPP) has the potential to play a major […]

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  • French solar tracker company opens in Gauteng Published Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:35:58 +0000

    French solar tracker developer Optimum Tracker Company has announced the opening of an agency in Johannesburg, South Africa. The solar company, which designs, manufactures and installs solar tracking systems for utility-scale solar power plants, said it sees opportunity in South Africa’s power industry. Yacin De Welle, president of Optimum Tracker, said: “New investments in utility-scale […]

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  • Chad solar PV plant receives $780,000 start-up funds Published Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:14:55 +0000

    A clean power initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has awarded a $780,000 preparation grant for a solar PV plant in Chad to a consortium including NewSolar Invest, a solar energy project developer, CIEC Monaco, an engineering company, and Arborescence Capital, an infrastructure and renewable energy project financing arranger. The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) will cover […]

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  • Skills gap: inaugural Power & Utilities Management School Published Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:13:29 +0000

    The inaugural Power & Utilities Management School is a specialised three-day course for power and utility personnel at all levels of management who want to develop a broad knowledge of the power sector, focusing on reducing risk, mitigating challenges and maximising opportunities. “Success and sustainability within the power sector will demand a different way of […]

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  • Exclusive interview with Alaric Pagel Published Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:44:33 +0000

    “My vision is for the energy industry to be radically realigned such as the privatisation of Eskom and municipalities to run as business units rather than branches of government.” Exclusive interview with Alaric Pagel, Managing Director of WPI Power Solutions, exhibitor at the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town in May. 1.What do you […]

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  • Exclusive interview Dr Carlos Lopes Published Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:14 +0000

    “Cape Town is an example of a city that is building the ecosystem for a smart city with its investments in connectivity” Dr Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will address the closing session at African Utility Week on 14 May with the special focus on Smart Cities. 1. We […]

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