Category Archives: Energy

Africa: Energy, Renewable Energy, Green Energy, Gas, Oil, Electricity

Fotech and C3SS launch technology partnership to improve oil and gas security in Africa

Fotech and C3SS have entered into a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to target specific African markets with Fotech’s fibre-enabled Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology. This technology has the potential to revolutionize perimeter and infrastructure security in Africa, providing a much-needed boost to safety and security in the region. Under the terms of the MOU, […]

Africa Trade Insurance (ATI) and Government of Ghana sign RLSF MOU to promote access to reliable, clean, and affordable electricity in the country

Ghana becomes the ninth ATI Member State to sign the RLSF MoU Ghana’s onboarding of RLSF will lead to significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects, which should spur additional investments from project developers and lenders owing to the improved risk profile of the projects. RLSF is a joint initiative of ATI, the KfW Development […]

Aspects of Investment in Hydrogen and Development in the Hydrogen Sector in Africa

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Global law firm Baker McKenzie recently advised Advanced Clean Energy Storage I, LLC, along with Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. and Magnum Development, LLC, in the United States (US) Department of Energy’s (DOE) USD 504.4 million loan guaranty to develop the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen facility in central Utah in the United States. Closed on […]

Senegal faces key technology decisions in its search for the optimal gas-to-power strategy

By Joonatan Huhdanmäki, Senior Analyst, Energy, Wärtsilä On the back of its recent and substantial oil and gas discoveries, Senegal is now preparing to ensure that its vast natural gas resources will help meet future electricity demand and put an end to the excessive electricity prices undermining its economy. Senegal’s domestic gas reserves will be mainly used to […]

AEC Launches Q2, 2022 Outlook, the State of African Energy

Following the Q1 outlook, the Q2 report provides insight into the challenges, opportunities, and overall state of Africa’s energy sector. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has released its Q2, 2022 outlook, the State of African Energy, providing detailed insight into current and emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities, and how the African energy sector is bouncing […]

Total focus on renewables and gas is the cheapest way to meet Mozambique’s new electricity demand

Wallace Manyara, Business Development Manager, Region South & East Africa, Wärtsilä Energy

Oped by Wallace Manyara, Business Development Manager, Region South & East Africa, Wärtsilä Energy  To meet its growing energy needs and increase electricity access across the population, Mozambique must build 1.3 GW of new power capacity over the next decade. A further 2 GW would be needed to support the planned development of the Beluluane […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce Kenya’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK.

Kenya has a long and generally successful track record of private sector participation in the energy sector. Like other African countries, affected by climate change, Kenya also experienced abnormally high rainfall, resulting in flooding that threatens food security in five counties. Tana River, Kisumu, Busia, Homa Bay and Migori counties are now depending on humanitarian […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce South Africa’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK

Africa’s population is the fastest-growing in the world – putting immense pressure on the development of Africa, especially the high demand for access to energy1. According to the Tracking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seven: The Energy Progress Report by the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the UN Department of Economic and Social […]

How tracking methane helps fight climate change

By Antoine Rostand, President and Founder of Kayrros The need to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has never been more urgent. According to the IPCC, “without increased and urgent mitigation in the coming years, leading to a sharp decline in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, global warming will surpass 1.5C in the following decades, […]

M&A report discovered many exciting opportunities in Africa’s chemical industry

Africa’s greenfield opportunity Global trends unearthed and analysed indicate that the chemicals sector is increasingly being driven by Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations. It also indicates that decarbonisation is often a key rationale behind the investments (and divestments) in the sector, except for Africa where investments understandably lagged again this year. These are the […]

Mauritania to Become a New Global Gas Hub as Market Expansion Intensifies

Mauritania is set to become a global energy hub with gas projects such as the GTA and the BirAllah. Previous gas discoveries in Mauritania coupled with efforts by the government to make gas central to driving economic growth and poverty reduction have positioned the northwest African country as an emerging global gas hub. Since the […]

Accelerating Nigeria’s 30-30-30 vision with flexible gas-to-power generation will reduce dependence on expensive diesel and generate significant cost savings

Speaking last week at the Smart Energy Forum in Lagos and Abuja in the presence of Nigeria’s top energy decision-makers, senior energy experts from Wärtsilä presented the latest results of an in-depth study that models the most cost-effective and reliable energy mix that can be built each year in Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest and […]

African activists call on banks and insurers not to back French oil giant Total’s “catastrophic” East African Crude Oil Pipeline

Fridays for Future activist and Time magazine cover star Vanessa Nakate joins activists calling for international banks and insurers to rule out financial support for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) French oil giant Total and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s controversial planned pipeline across Uganda and Tanzania will have catastrophic environmental and […]

Is your building energy efficient? Tsebo Energy Management can give you the data you need to find out

The ongoing issues surrounding electricity supply in South Africa – not to mention climate-related discussions around the viability of the energy sector in general – has many businesses and building owners reconsidering whether those precious kWh units are going to waste unnecessarily. And just in case the obvious waste of money and energy that bad […]

Landmark for renewable energy in SA, with grid-connected battery system in Ekurhuleni

Ekurhuleni Municipality has approved the connection of a large solar PV plant and battery system, marking a landmark moment in renewable energy projects in South Africa.   The PV and lithium-ion battery system will form one of South Africa’s largest microgrids: a 1.8 MW solar PV facility alongside a 2.9 MWh battery, whilst being grid-connected […]

Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save billions along the way

Oped by Kenneth Engblom Vice President, Wartsila Energy, Europe and Africa Africa’s energy future at a crossroad When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing the continent’s leaders today are nothing less than of historical importance. More than anything else, energy systems are the very fabric of business and society. […]

As Europe Announces An Additional US$170bln Of Finance For Africa, Stakeholders Prepare To Gather In Brussels For The 24th Africa Energy Forum This June 2022

‘Africa for Africa – Building Energy for the Just Transition’ Following two years of COVID restrictions we are excited that the Africa Energy Forum (aef) is back to full capacity with the return of the massive exhibition, the four-day multi-streamed agenda focusing on the private sectors investment needs and business development. In Brussels aef will […]

Announcing Winners of the 9th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit Awards 2022

Over 2,000 delegates is convening for the Sankalp Africa Summit, a hybrid 3 Day Virtual and a 1 Day In-Person event on ‘Mainstreaming Impact’ Sankalp Forum, an initiative of Intellecap, is hosting its 9th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit, one of Africa’s largest inclusive networking platforms focussed on entrepreneurship and the impact investing ecosystem, […]

Developing a quality culture across South Africa’s Solar PV value chain

By 2030, total installed PV capacity in South Africa is expected to reach 8,400 MW. However, if we want sustainable growth, we need to ensure that we develop and implement quality infrastructure for solar PV systems. “Embedding a culture of quality is vital if we want to unlock the huge economic potential of solar technologies”, […]

WINCH ENERGY OPENS CROWDFUNDING FOR OFF-GRID RENEWABLES

Leading off-grid renewable energy provider, Winch Energy, has opened its crowdfunding campaign to fund solar off grid developments that will connect more people in Sierra Leone and Uganda to clean and reliable power. This campaign enables individuals to invest in Africa’s growing clean energy market via Crowdcube from as little as £10. Winch Energy’s work strives to help […]