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In the past week, I read with interest how Anton van Dalsen asks if a rational debate is possible on South Africa's nuclear plans (www.politicsweb.co.za). Anton claims that, “without going into a detailed technical discussion, we can refer to the situation in Ireland, where the grid operator controls a system with 60% renewable energy (i.e. […]
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Through a press release issued earlier this month, the City noted that the project is not new to the city as it has been in motion since 2014/15.” However, “the City is now launching a new phased upgrade programme that will see approximately 100,000 meters that are reaching the end of their lifespans being replaced […]
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In Central Africa, the government of Cameroon is expected to sign a partnership with Tunisia for the transfer of technology through a science park, the Borj Cedria Ecopark, in the coming days. The minister of water resources, Basile Atangana Kouna and the Tunisian ambassador to Cameroon, Jalel Snoussi are said to be in negotiations, Cameroon […]
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According to local media, the Daily Monitor, the company’s planning and finance director, Bonny Kiiza, confirmed that the electricity distributor will not renew its contract at the end of this month. Media reported that the company said it is too expensive to distribute power to rural areas. FESL has been distributing electricity to parts of […]
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In East Africa, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has voiced concern that the high cost of power, which pushes up the cost of production, is denying citizens low commodity prices. The chairlady of the association, Flora Mutahi, stated that in comparison to neighbouring countries, local industries are paying higher tariffs, making locally produced goods […]
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Exclusive interview with Andrew Moorfield, Co-Head of Investment Banking & Head of Natural Resources at Exotix Partners. Andrew is a featured speaker at the Finance & Investment Forum during the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town in May. 1) Let’s start with some background about yourself and Exotix? I have been a natural resources […]
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