Category Archives: Energy

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

A Just Transition to Climate Resilience Could Transform Kenya into a Green Powerhouse

The Continent Is Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change, However, and Needs Significant Global Investment to Adapt to Higher Temperatures, Build Low-Carbon Economies, and Create Local Green Employment African countries face major climate-related challenges, but at the same time they have the opportunity to achieve sustainable low-carbon economies, according to a new report by Boston Consulting […]

Arnergy Launches Diaspora Initiative For Clean Energy Remittances

Energy startup becomes Africa’s first solar company to launch renewables payment scheme for Nigerians abroad Arnergy, Nigeria’s leading distributed utility company delivering solar energy solutions, has today announced the launch of the Diaspora Initiative – a groundbreaking scheme enabling the global Nigerian diaspora to invest in solar energy solutions on behalf of local individuals and […]

The Next Wave: Green Corridors can get the ball rolling on the transition to zero-emission shipping

Zero-emission fuels and vessels must start being deployed at scale over the next decade to achieve full decarbonisation of the shipping sector by 2050. Scaling the first pilots and demonstrations into industry-wide solutions will be challenging, given the complex nature of the global shipping industry. Produced for the Getting to Zero Coalition, the new study […]

Underwriting facility set to energise geothermal development in Kenya and Ethiopia

FSD Africa, the UK Government’s flagship financial sector programme in Africa, and Parhelion, a UK-based specialist energy and climate risk finance advisory company, have today announced plans to launch a first-of-its-kind underwriting facility, backed by East African insurers, to de-risk early-stage development of geothermal energy projects with the capacity to significantly expand electricity access and energy sector […]

Gaia Africa Climate Fund selected by the ICFA Luxembourg to be accelerated

Cape Town, South Africa: The Gaia Africa Climate Fund has been selected as one of five funds to be accelerated by the International Climate Finance Accelerator in Luxembourg (ICFA). Being selected by the ICFA entails that the Gaia Africa Climate Fund – which was launched in July 2021 – will benefit from a financial award, […]

African Oil & Gas: Evolving the industry post Covid-19

By Ogi Williams and Jacques Du Preez The following paper provides excerpts from Johannesburg-based consulting firm In On Africa’s 2021 African Oil and Gas report.  The post Covid-19 period has pushed Africa’s oil and gas industry to adapt to a very different paradigm and one revolving around hydrocarbon divestment and increased renewable energy focus. As […]

Tech tipping point

New technology often seems fantastic on paper yet has little impact in the life of the average person. A new tipping solution for fuel pump attendants, however, does both. When asked to fill up a fuel tank as motorists do in the movies, few South Africans would know what to do beyond pulling their tank […]

Gaia Africa Climate Fund selected by the ICFA Luxembourg to be accelerated

The Gaia Africa Climate Fund has been selected as one of five funds to be accelerated by the International Climate Finance Accelerator in Luxembourg (ICFA). Being selected by the ICFA entails that the Gaia Africa Climate Fund – which was launched in July 2021 – will benefit from a financial award, training, access to a range of investor […]

Energy transition-a new path to power in Africa

Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations are delivering increasingly decentralised power to the people of the continent in new ways. A recent White Paper released by global management consultancy company Kearney outlines the overarching strategic considerations for African utilities to […]

Resilience is the mother of all virtues… and the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria

By Nicolas Mathon, Director, Project Development, Africa and Europe, Wärtsilä Energy The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450 MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future independent power projects in Nigeria. The $900 million plant, which gathered 20 international banks and equity financing partners from more than […]

التنقل الكهربائي في المستقبل: الهند وألمانيا أقامت شراكة رائدة. NEUTRINO ENERGY

  “Car Pi” سيارة كهربائية ذاتية الشحن باستخدام تقنية نيوترينو فولتيك – مشروع بقيمة 2.5 مليار دولار    Dubai, UAE — (Arab Newswire) — “Car Pi” سيارة كهربائية ذاتية الشحن باستخدام تقنية نيوترينو فولتيك – مشروع بقيمة 2.5 مليار دولار أحد أكثر المشاريع البشرية طموحًا أصبحا قريب التحقيق: تعمل شراكة جديدة بين الهند وألمانيا على السيارة […]

Neutrino Energy – نيوترينو فولتيك – عندما لا تحتاج الخلية الشمسية إلى الضوء

طاقة النيوترينو – الحل البديل والفعال للطاقة في المستقبل للجميع Dubai, UAE — (Arab Newswire) –بالطبع يمكن الحصول على الطاقة من الإشعاع الشمسي في الأحوال الجوية السيئة. بعد كل شيء، الكهرباء لا تتوفر بشعور الحرارة، ولكن بأطياف الإشعاع المرئية للشمس التي تصل إلى الأرض حتى في الغيوم وفي الشتاء. عوائد الطاقة الشمسية التي تعتمد بشكل […]

EXPO 2020 DUBAI: FIRST BIG INVESTMENT DEAL ANNOUNCED BY UGANDA

Participant country starts Expo 2020 Dubai investment rush by signing deals worth USD 650m in the first big investment announcement of Expo Investments are across sectors including healthcare, energy and transportation Ugandan Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon. Matia Kasaija signs a series of investment deals that will generate jobs and economic growth […]

Schlumberger and AVEVA Announce Agreement to Advance Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas Production Operations

Industry leaders to integrate AVEVA PI System with Agora edge technologies and cloud-based production solutions enabled by the DELFI environment from Schlumberger Schlumberger and AVEVA today announced an agreement to integrate edge, AI and cloud digital solutions to help operators optimize oil and gas production. The companies will work together to streamline how energy operators […]

Zimbabwe’s Largest Tea Producer Implements Microgrid from DHYBRID and Blockpower

Project to be showcased at EM-Power in Munich, Germany, October 6-8, 2021 Tanganda Tea Company Limited, Zimbabwe’s largest tea producer and one of the largest on the African continent, uses its own microgrids at Tingamira and Jersey sites for secure and environmentally friendly energy supply since July 2021. The system consists of a megawatt-class solar […]

What you need to know about Angola’s premier Oil, Gas and Tech Conference

The upcoming second Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC), is set to run in Luanda from 23-25 November and it’s shaping up to be the event of the year. The event billed as the country’s premier oil, gas and technology conference has once again been endorsed by the Angolan Ministry of Mineral […]

A Just Energy Transition as advocated by President Macky Sall, will benefit Senegal’s economy, and create jobs for its young people

African oil- and gas-producing countries have been facing increasing pressure this year to abandon oil and gas activities and begin relying instead on green energy sources like wind, solar, and hydrogen to help prevent climate change. Many of these African countries are pushing back, however, and rejecting the notion that their energy transitions should follow […]

Wärtsilä signs Concession Agreement to develop, supply, construct, operate and maintain major 120 MW power plant project in Gabon

The technology group Wärtsilä and Gabon Power Company (GPC), the subsidiary of the Sovereign Fund of the Gabonese Republic (FGIS) dedicated to energy and water, have on 22 September 2021 signed a Concession Agreement with the Government of Gabon for the development, supply, construction, operation and maintenance of a 120 MW gas power plant. Wärtsilä, […]

Dispatchable Renewable Energy: An Answer to Load Shedding

In 2020, South Africans experienced the most intensive load shedding to date.  These crippling power cuts, which amounted to a staggering 856 hours, almost 10% of available hours, cost the economy billions of Rands. Poor performance at several power stations, including Kusile and Tutuka, resulted in a rapid depletion of Eskom’s emergency generation reserves. Furthermore, […]

Global Industry Experts to Unite to Empower Women to Advance in the Oil and Gas Sector

“The women empowerment era will bring a new dynamic to the Industry. Not to just by empower other women  but also our communities.” Ms. Eugenia Langa, founder and CEO, Nweba, speaker Angola Energy Series 2021 The first set of speakers has been announced for the first event in the 2021 Angola Energy Series, ‘Women in […]

Driving the Final Steps in Commercialisation and Production

Government and industry leaders to gather this month for the return of the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit  Marking its 6th edition, the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) will return from 28-29 September hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda in a virtual format, via the energy advance platform. […]

Energy storage manufacturer expands its operations in Africa

Tesvolt partners with Solarworld Africa Wittenberg, Cape Town, São Paulo, 07/09/2021 – Tesvolt, a manufacturer of battery storage systems for commercial and industrial use, has posted strong growth in the first half of 2021. Alongside high demand for intelligent energy storage systems in Germany, international business is a key engine for growth. Over 40% of […]