Category Archives: Energy

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

Promoting the Pan-African Energy Agenda: H.E. Minister Bruno Jean Richard Itoua of the Republic of the Congo Reiterates his Support Towards African Energy Week in Cape Town

With an ambitious Gas Master Plan, progressive petroleum regulation, and a united stakeholder approach, H.E. Bruno Itoua is focused on making deals, and will promote a pan-African energy transition at African Energy Week in Cape Town. H.E. Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons for the Republic of the Congo has reiterated both his support […]

No need to Lament about the Oil Discovery in Namibia’s Kavango Basin. What About the Huge Benefits It Represents for Namibians? (By NJ Ayuk)

Six months ago, Canadian oil and gas company Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. (“ReconAfrica”) began exploratory drilling in the deep Kavango Basin of northeast Namibia and into northwest Botswana. The company holds a total licensed area of 8.5 million acres in the area, and it hoped to find massive reserves of conventional oil in this thick […]

Uganda is the Biggest Oil Story in Africa and is Set to Make a Strong Play for Investment at African Energy Week in Cape Town

Uganda has emerged as a formidable oil and gas competitor and African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 in Cape Town will showcase it. With sizeable reserves, enabling regulation, and a proactive national oil company that prioritizes local participation, inclusivity, and capacity building, the country is positioning itself as a force to be reckoned with, and AEW […]

Tunisia welcomes the 13th edition of Africa PPP virtually, on 1-2 December 2021

Tunisia is the host country of the 13th Africa Public Private Partnership Virtual Conference that will take place on 1-2 December 2021 under the virtual format. This edition will be bilingual in English and French, and this year it includes an additional training-day on the 3rd of December. The Tunisian Government welcomes the virtual event in […]

AECIPA Launches Programme for the Angola Energy Series 2021

Following the considerable success of the inaugural Angola Energy Month December 2020, the Angolan Oil & Gas Service Companies Association (AECIPA) has announced the launch of its Angola Energy Series programme, which will culminate in the 2nd Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC) hosted in Luanda from 23-25 November. AECIPA established the […]

A Burgeoning Energy Sector: African Energy Week in Cape Town Committed to Promoting Investment in Zimbabwe

During a working visit to Zimbabwe, African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk met with H.E. President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to discuss extensive investment opportunities across the country’s renewable, natural gas and mining sectors.   Committed to driving attendance at the upcoming African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 interactive conference and exhibition taking place in Cape […]

Ghana Emphasizes the Value of an Enabling Environment and the Role of Natural Gas at African Energy Week 2021 Pavilion

Hosted at African Energy Week 2021, the Ghana pavilion will drive a discussion on the value of Liquified Natural Gas as a power generation solution. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce that Ghana will be hosting a pavilion at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th […]

If you Boycott Africa’s Oil & Gas Sector, Africa will Boycott you

In a move to promote development and end energy poverty by 2030, the African Energy Chamber has announced that it will encourage African countries to boycott companies that boycott African oil and gas. With the international community pushing for a rapid decrease in carbon emissions due to climate change, there has been a significant decline […]

EnDev and the IKEA Foundation launch renewables project at Vienna Energy Forum to support smallholder farmers

EnDev is launching a renewables project in partnership with the IKEA Foundation on 6 July at the Vienna Energy Forum. This three-year project aims to empower the agricultural sector by working closely with smallholder farmers, agri-businesses and solar enterprises in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The IKEA Foundation has provided an €8 million grant to support EnDev’s efforts to demonstrate the […]

Cape Town And Dubai Battle Over Africa’s Energy Future

Op-Ed by Duggan Flanakin, director of policy research for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow.  It was quite a shock to Africa Energy Chamber Executive Director NJ Ayuk – and an even bigger shock to the Chamber – that the London-based Hyve group decided to move the annual Africa Oil Week from Cape Town, South Africa to Dubai. […]

New thermal battery and solar tech help mining companies get rid of diesel

247Solar launches HeatStorE™, a long duration thermal battery made for adding more renewables to remote mining operations, industrial and grid solutions than is feasible with conventional batteries Great Falls, VA, USA, June 24th, 2021 – A robust new battery from 247Solar Inc., a spinoff of MIT, operates almost like an electrochemical battery but has significant […]

Ministry Of Petroleum Launches First Oil Licensing Round Political Progress And Stability Sees South Sudan Open Up Energy Sector For Investment

Juba, South Sudan, June 23rd, 2021 – The Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) of the Republic of South Sudan, is honored to announce the launch of the country’s first Oil Licensing Round. The MoP has identified new exploration blocks with potential hydrocarbons and has compiled crucial data to provide to interested investors, operators and counterparties. According […]

Somaliland: Solar Power and Microgrid Intelligence for an Urban Power Grid

DHYBRID Technology Improves Supply Security to City and Port of Berbera Berbera (Somaliland)/Gauting (Germany), June 22, 2021. As of April 2021, the citywide power grid supplying the city of Berbera, home to the largest port in the area, is being monitored and controlled using DHYBRID microgrid technology. For this purpose, two solar plants with a […]

Nigeria’s latest gas-related power shortages could have been avoided. Here is why.

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd On 28 May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days remained below 4,000 MW, six percent below-average production. Low pressure on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) left several gas turbine power plants with insufficient gas […]

Africa Energy Week 2021, Taking Place in Cape Town; Will Focus on Investment, Oil and Gas, Renewables and Energy Transition

The African Energy Chamber is set to host the first-ever African Energy Week (AEW) in Cape Town on 9th – 12th November 2021. Replacing Africa Oil Week, the four-day interactive conference seeks to unite industry stakeholders, international speakers and movers and shakers from the African oil and gas sector. The conference comprises high-class networking events, […]

Winch Energy Launches Crowdfunding For Off-Grid Renewables

New clean energy opportunities in developing countries for UK and international investors Off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, is seeking to secure up to £1.5 million through a crowdfunding campaign for projects to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda. The Crowdcube campaign is part of an overall fundraising plan over […]

Pecron S1500: A Solid Handy Power Station

We cannot think of a moment without electronic devices now. It does not matter whether we use them by choice or by need; we have to use them. The problem begins when we leave our home or office and are out of a power source. In these cases, Pecron S1500 portable power station can be […]

Net Zero? Not for Africa. Not Yet. Africa Must Fight Energy Poverty with Oil and Gas Development

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber On May 18, 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector,” which outlines plans for the global energy sector to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Achieving net zero emissions means the amount of greenhouse […]

Solar Cow- a Samaritan for the Children in Need

The relief of indigence is the primary goal in bringing about a positive change in the lifestyles of children in Africa. To this day, 1 in every 5 children in Africa is devoid of the right to education owing to child labor. Since electricity is a dire need of people even in the utmost rural […]

African Energy Chamber calls for more US-Africa Energy investments with series about unjustified risk perceptions on Africa

Following President Biden’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance signalling for continued growth in partnerships with African economies, at the African Energy Chamber (“AEC”), we believe it is vital to engage U.S. companies and investors to counter the often-wrong preconceptions about investing in the continent, as Africa has some of the fastest-growing economies globally and possesses […]

Enlit Africa to return in June with focus on 5Ds as industry prepares for energy transition

Longstanding energy platform gathers all role players to discuss and do deals Enlit Africa will kickstart its return on 8 June with a visionary discussion on the “5Ds of the energy transition”, namely: decarbonisation, decentralisation, democratisation, digitalisation and deregulation. The opening session will feature local and global experts unpacking how the evolution of the power and […]

Total’s Force Majeure declaration on Mozambique LNG is a call for dialogue and a global firewall against terrorism

By African Energy Chamber We are disappointed about Total’s recent decision to declare force majeure on its Mozambique LNG Project. While the African Energy Chamber stands in solidarity with Mozambique and Total and all energy investors, we believe the declaration of force majeure could have been prevented and comes prematurely. We encourage all parties involved […]