Siemens AG
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Siemens takes Digital Solutions of the year award at Africa Utility Week

Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services to help build and operate microgrids of any size

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) wins the Digital Solutions of the year award for its Siemens South Africa Head Quarters Micro Grid Project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards evening which took place in Cape Town last night. Why Microgrids are the future of Energy Management The traditional power grid provides reliable…

GE
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Kenya's Amu Power Signs Clean Coal Technology Agreement with GE

GE Power will design, manufacture and deliver its market-leading Ultra Super-Critical clean coal technology components (boiler and steam turbine generator) and air quality control systems for the Lamu Coal Power Plant

Gulf Energy (https://GulfEnergy.co.ke), the developer of the 1050Mw Lamu Coal Power Plant (Amu Power) (www.AmuPower.co.ke), the largest private sector led infrastructure project in East and Central Africa, has today entered into a Clean Coal Technology agreement with General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) that will see the plant use GE’s Ultra-Supercritical Clean…

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East Africa Hub: Voith's new center for hydropower projects in East Africa

Technology group Voith opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa

New facility in Ethiopia will coordinate hydropower projects in nine countries in the east of the continent Strategic position, customer proximity, strong economic growth and hydropower potential were significant factors in the choice of location For more than 70 years, Voith has been actively contributing to the development of infrastructure…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Taking place in Parliament this week

The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes at its plenary sittings

There will be 24 Budget Votes scheduled for debate this week at National Assembly mini-plenary sittings. There will also be Policy Debates on Budget Votes at plenary sittings of the National Council of Provinces.    The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes…

Blue Jay Communication
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Agenda and Speakers announced for debut Africa Blue Economy Forum 2018

Participants will include Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Chairman, Sea Shepherd Australia and Dr Kamal-Deen Ali, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa

The Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com) 2018 has announced the final agenda and confirmed speakers for its first edition, in London on 7-8 June. The Forum will bring together government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African oceans.…

EnergyNet Ltd.
Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Mauritius – a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

In the wake of Mauritius’ 50th anniversary of Independence back in March, we reflect on what the country has to offer African energy investors in 2018

Mauritius has enjoyed numerous accolades within the business community of late. In 2018 it was ranked 25th out of 190 countries in the World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report, taking first place in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also came out as top African country in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-18…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the United States unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expresses deep concern at the decision of the United States Government to unilaterally withdraw from the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on the Iran nuclear programme and reimpose sanctions on Iran. He notes that the International Atomic…

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South Africa: Energy Committee to Receive Departmental Update on Key Issues

The committee will be briefed on the minister’s vision for the department; independent power producers (IPPs) and their power purchase agreements, including the relocation of the IPP Office to the Central Energy Fund (CEF)

The Portfolio Committee on Energy will tomorrow receive an update from the Minister of Energy, Mr Jeff Radebe, and the Department of Energy. The committee will be briefed on the minister’s vision for the department; independent power producers (IPPs) and their power purchase agreements, including the relocation of the IPP…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Minister Radebe to deliver a Public Lecture on Energy Efficiency

The public lecture is the Department of Energy’s initiative to make a contribution towards active participation of students in energy related matters, career development and economic development

The Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe will deliver a Public Lecture on Energy Efficiency on Friday, 4 May 2018, at the University of Mpumalanga, under the Theme: “Promoting an affordable and sustainable energy mix in support of radical socio-economic transformation.” The public lecture is the Department of Energy’s initiative to…