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With Approved Integrated Resource Plan, South Africa gives Investors a Roadmap to Transform its Energy Mix

Under the revised IRP approved this week, several power capacity additions are planned until 2030

Following South Africa’s approval of its revised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019), the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is optimistic about investment prospects and energy sector growth in the country. “The approval of the revised IRP2019 is a breakthrough for South Africa, which has huge energy investment potential,” said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman…

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Senegal launches First Ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference & Exhibition

The Senegalese government has officially named Africa Oil & Power as the official organizer of this event

Oil and gas hotspot in Africa will host a flagship conference in Dakar, May 27-28 2020; the Senegalese government has officially named Africa Oil & Power (AfricaOilAndPower.com) as the official organizer of this event; the conference & exhibition will gather top officials and leading executives from the energy industry to…

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Empowering Africa to Make Energy Work

Under the second day’s theme of “Energy in Powering Growth”, panel discussions and talk sessions unpacked the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s power sector

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa, Gwede Mantashe, launched the Africa Energy Series: South Africa 2019 report at the Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) conference; Under the second day’s theme of “Energy in Powering Growth”, panel discussions and talk sessions unpacked the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s…

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First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

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Africa Oil & Power (AOP) launches South Africa, Angola, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea investment reports at 2019 conference

Ministers from South Africa, Senegal, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea will present the country-specific investment reports throughout the three-day conference

Africa Oil & Power’s (AOP) Africa Energy Series (AES) reports are set to launch at the 2019 AOP conference in Cape Town (www.AOP2019.com); ministers from South Africa, Senegal, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea will present the country-specific investment reports throughout the three-day conference; all delegates attending AOP 2019 will receive a copy…

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Africa Oil & Power is the official meeting place for Africa’s National Oil Companies

The three-day Africa Oil & Power (AOP) conference will facilitate key discussions on how and why the energy sector should be at the center of Africa’s economic growth plans

National oil and utility companies of Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, South Sudan, Senegal, South Africa, Lesotho and Guinea will gather at the 2019 Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) conference and exhibition; South Africa’s biggest energy organizations including CEF Group of companies, Sasol, IPP Office and the Department of Mineral Resources…

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How infrastructure and energy are key to a new economic journey in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (By Koketso Lediga, Managing Director, Infra-Afrika Advisory)

The country has made strides in achieving political stability and improve its governance to pave way for economic growth and energy and infrastructure development

By Koketso Lediga, Managing Director, Infra-Afrika Advisory The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country, is known for being a tough place to do business but also one of unexploited economic potential. Although the country has had a dark cloud looming over it for years, it recently held…

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To Solve its Power Distribution Problems, Africa Needs to Modernise and Decentralise its Grid (By Anastasia WALSH, International Energy Consultant in Johannesburg)

Grid modernisation, specifically the deployment of microgrids in rural areas, provides a promising strategy

By Anastasia WALSH, International Energy Consultant in Johannesburg Electrification is an on-going and foundational investment, and a necessary one to realize all modern-day development objectives. Despite bullish policies, the fact remains that over 640 million Africans lack access to electricity. The effect of this is apparent. It impedes economic growth;…

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019: No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future: Akinwumi Adesina

Adesina also talked about plans for $20 billion of investments in solar and clean energy that would provide the region's 250 million people with 10,000 MW of electricity

African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/en) President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to…

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019: Sahel threats necessitate ‘global response’: Issoufou

The Bank's vision of the Sahel is one of green growth and prosperity founded on clean, reliable and affordable energy systems

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou called on Sunday for a "global response" to the problems of land degradation that threaten the arid Sahel belt. Addressing a meeting of the Climate Commission for the Sahel Region at the United Nations, Mahamadou said the region's 250 million people are struggling with drought, desertification…