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Shapps: Africa can pioneer a solar revolution


Solar power can help solve Africa’s energy issues, Grant Shapps has said during a visit to Nigeria. Reliable solar power systems can help some of Africa’s poorest to cope with the continent’s chronic power shortages, Minister of State for Africa Grant Shapps has said during a visit to Nigeria. Speaking during a tour of solar energy facilities backed by the …

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Saving energy is everybody’s business

Tina Joemat-Pettersson

Pretoria – While energy efficiency is recognised as one of the most cost effective ways of improving energy security, cooperation with all players — including the private sector — is necessary to address South Africa’s energy challenges. Speaking on behalf of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson at the Private Sector Energy Efficiency conference, the Department of Energy’s Deputy Director General: Energy …

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SA: Increase in income, employment in electricity

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By – Pretoria – South Africa’s total income for the electricity, gas and water supply industry in 2013 was at R181.2 billion with coal being the largest source of electricity generation, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Monday. “The largest contributor to the total income was generation, transmission and distribution of electricity at R150.2 million followed by collection, …

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Focus on Poverty: Why the grid isn’t always the answer

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By Sally Murray – SciDev.Net The World Bank recently announced that between May 2014 and May 2015, Kenya’s national energy utility formally connected 150,000 households in urban slums to the electricity grid, up from just 5,000 previously. This massive jump was largely achieved by subsidising families’ grid connections (connection fees alone are US$400), an approach the NGO Innovations for Poverty …

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Kenya signs China nuclear power deal


Kenya has signed a deal with China as part of plans to have a nuclear power station by 2025, the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) said Thursday. Kenya plans to set up its first nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000 MW by 2025, the board said, with ambitions to boost that to 4000 MW by 2033, and to …

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Record Breaking Year of Growth for East African Power Industry Convention in Nairobi


The 17th edition of the East African Power Industry Convention or EAPIC that took place in Nairobi last month more than doubled its attendance numbers and proved again why it is the longest running power show in the region. “We offered several new features to EAPIC this year, including a new venue, larger exhibition with free workshops, new awards gala …

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East African Power Industry Convention in Kenya highlights the future of African Gas Infrastructure and Power


The 17th East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-28 August 2015. The convention drew crowds from a number of top utility and service provider companies, including: KenGen, Eskom, GE, Powertech, Cummins and Landis+Gyr, providing a leading platform for identifying and establishing further insights into the various markets associated …

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Department of Energy, South Africa, confirms Keynote at Argus Africa Storage and Logistics 2015 Conference


Argus Media ( is proud to announce Argus Africa Storage and Logistics 2015 (, which will be held in Durban, South Africa, on 16-17 September. The 2015 conference will offer a pan-African platform for professionals from the liquids bulk supply chain to address the hurdles presented by infrastructure gaps and how investment and development can assist the flow of petroleum …

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SA: Hydro fuel to power up agri parks


By –  Cape Town – The Department of Science and Technology says proposals are on the cards to consider using hydro fuel cell technology to power-up some of the agri parks that President Jacob Zuma announced during his State of the Nation Address. Dr Phil Mjwara, the Director General for the Department of Science and Technology, said this when …

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South African natural gas company makes clear its intention to contribute to the gas procurement programme in South Africa

Commercial Director of EnergyNet Damon Thompson with the CEO of Delta Natural Gas (DNG)

EnergyNet ( is delighted to announce specialised natural gas company Delta Natural Gas (DNG) as Forum Sponsor of the South Africa: Gas Options (SA:GO) investors’ briefing. Taking place from 28-30th September at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, this closed forum welcomes those responding to the recent gas to power procurement programme RFI and is held with the full …

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