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Eskom strengthens Western Cape network

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Eskom has strengthened its Western Cape network by commissioning the Kappa-Sterrekus 765 kV line. “The line was commissioned on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 and the Western Cape is now connected to the 765 kV network over and above the 400 kV network. The 765 kV is one of the highest voltages used for electricity transfer …

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19th Africa Energy Forum

The 19th Africa Energy Forum to welcome Africa’s power sector leaders to Denmark in June 2017 The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) has been announced to take place from 7-9 June in Copenhagen. The decision to host the Forum in Denmark was made in order to capitalise on the investment potential of Nordic countries into Africa and to showcase …

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UK to showcase expertise in green technology at UN Climate Change Summit in Marrakech

The UK is proud to support Morocco as it prepares to host the UN Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakech next week Here in Morocco, COP22 is a topic of conversation everywhere – government ministers, media celebrities, academics and ordinary people are all talking about it The UK is looking forward to the first convening of the Parties to the …

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Aggreko brings 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated Power to Benin

Aggreko has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin. Aggreko (Africa.Aggreko.com) has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin. The one year contract will support the country’s national grid with energy generated from ADDGAS – an add-on technology, which substitutes a significant portion of diesel fuel with natural gas. With …

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ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

Mining, Agriculture, and Remote Villages the Focus for Using Non-Toxic Flow Batteries. ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the …

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Scatec Solar secures 100 MW Solar Project in Nigeria

The Nova Scotia project company, signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) on July 21st, 2016. Scatec Solar (ScatecSolar.com) has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in …

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The French Development Agency Provides 33 Million Euros to Add Renewable Power in Kenya Power Mini Grids

This financing agreement was signed in Nairobi on August 1st, at State House, by the Cabinet Secretary Henry ROTICH with Mr. Bruno DEPRINCE, Regional Director for East Africa of AFD, in presence of His Excellency Uhuru KENYATTA, President of the Republic of Kenya and His Excellency Mr. Jean-Marc AYRAULT, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and former Prime Minister This new …

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Standard Chartered & USAID’s USD60 million partnership boosts Zambia’s power grid

Transaction is USAID’s largest Power Africa transaction to date. Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) continues to deliver on its commitment to bridge Africa’s power gap by facilitating, coordinating and arranging transactions which boost the capacity of national power grids and access to electricity across Africa. In this latest milestone transaction, Standard Chartered has partnered with the U. S. Government, through USAID, to …

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Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

The PwC report – Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all – says a new approach is needed. PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification. New approaches to beyond the grid electrification need to be adapted to achieve the UN …

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Dominovas Energy Launches the First Rubicon™ SOFC Project in South Africa

Dominovas Energy Corporation (OTCQB: DNRG), an energy solutions company dedicated to delivering clean, efficient, and reliable electricity, announces the launch of the first RUBICON™ SOFC system in Johannesburg, South Africa. Launched in partnership with the South Africa-based Edison Power Group (EPG), the 50kW RUBICON™ system is set for delivery and full implementation within 90 days and will serve as a …

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