Africa Oil & Power Conference
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Africa Oil & Power Releases Africa Energy Finance Report, Launches Dedicated Finance and Investment Event in 2021

The downloadable report aligns with the Energy Finance Forum, co-hosted as part of the upcoming AOP Conference & Exhibition 2021 (October 5-7) held in Cape Town

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (/www.AfricaOilandPower.com) has launched its Africa Energy Series: Africa Energy Finance 2020 digital report, as a tool to identify financing needs across the energy value chain; The continent is projected to require $29-39 billion in annual investment to meet forecast energy demand and achieve universal electricity…

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Siemens Gamesa works through COVID challenges to help feed 250MW of clean energy to South Africa’s grid

Siemens Gamesa has installed over 850MW of wind power in the country, close to one third of market share

109 wind turbines installed in Kangnas and Perdekraal wind farms with a combined capacity of 250MW; Both projects represent one of the first ‘Bid Window 4’ wind farms to feed power to South Africa’s national grid; Siemens Gamesa (www.SiemensGamesa.com) has installed over 850MW of wind power in the country, close…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

African’s welcome United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany (UNIDO ITPO) OFF-Grid Expo + Conference Digital with a focus on energy poverty

The exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply

OFF-GRID Expo + Conference 2020 (www.Off-Grid-Expo.com) hosts its first digital edition in partnership with UNIDO ITPO Germany and Alliance for Rural Electrification for a two-day trade event; the exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply; attendees can look forward to…

Source: CrossBoundary Energy |

CrossBoundary Energy fully exits first fund at 15% net internal rate of return (IRR), raises $40M to continue to scale financed solar for businesses in Africa

$40M of new funding enables the scaling of CrossBoundary Energy’s commercial & industrial solar services to provide many more African businesses with access to cheaper, cleaner power

CrossBoundary Energy (www.CrossBoundary.com/Energy) is currently operating or delivering $57M in assets, serving 20 customers across 8 countries in Africa, including more than 40MW of fully financed solar PV and 10 MWh of battery storage projects; transaction provides an exit for initial investors at 15% IRR and provides a powerful proof…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Uganda tops African countries with well-developed electricity regulatory frameworks - ERI 2020 report

The third edition of the ERI report was launched during the Digital Energy Festival of the Africa Energy Forum, on 5 November 2020

Uganda has for the third time in a row emerged as the top performer in this year’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report published by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). The East African country, along with Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya, the other top performers, have regulators with the authority to exert…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Harnessing Geothermal Energy in Africa

The ARGeo conference is expected to come up with recommendations on various issues affecting the geothermal energy development in East Africa

H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, spoke today at the opening session of 8thAfrican Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C8) organized by the Government of the Republic of Kenya in collaboration with the African Union Commission, UNEP, Kenyan Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the Geothermal Association of Kenya…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) supports USD67m solar plant in Malawi to fill a critical energy gap

This is the 2nd renewable energy project supported by ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), designed to cover the late-payment risks of publicly owned power utilities

COVID-19 has highlighted the extent of the critical energy gap in Africa, where diversification is needed to ensure more stable and broader energy access; Malawi’s USD67 million Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant, backed by an international consortium, is expected to set a regional standard and considerably reduce the country’s energy deficit;…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Africa’s energy masterplan takes shape as African Development Bank and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) release key report

The study, supported by the European Union, is the first step in an ambitious project to create an efficient, competitive energy sector that helps to serve Africa’s vast non-connected population

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the African Development Bank have released recommendations of a baseline study that looked into the development of a continental energy grid and market. The study, supported by the European Union, is the first step in an ambitious project to create an efficient, competitive…

Huawei
Source: Huawei |

Five Key Factors for a Future-Oriented Digital Transformation of Electric Power Enterprises

IDC and Huawei Jointly Released the White Paper for the Electric Power Industry

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, IDC and Huawei (www.Huawei.com) jointly released the white paper for the electric power industry — Building the Future-Ready Power Enterprise: Road to a Successful Digital Transformation. In the white paper, IDC proposed a methodology for the transformation of electric power enterprises. This methodology supports and aligns…

Africa Energy Forum
Source: Africa Energy Forum |

Exclusive: World’s first long-range wireless transmission project to be presented at Africa Energy Forum

EMROD has developed the world’s first commercially viable long-range, high-power, wireless power transmission as an alternative to existing copper line technology

The Africa Energy Forum (www.Africa-Energy-Forum.com) will host a special presentation on 21st October at 9am (UK time) by EMROD CEO and Founder Greg Kushnir, demonstrating the world’s first ever long-range wireless transmission project, currently operating in New Zealand.  EMROD has developed the world’s first commercially viable long-range, high-power, wireless power…