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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 […]

How Egypt banks on renewables to meet expected surge of energy demand

Essakane hybrid power plant 15 MWp solar PV power plant in Essakane, Burkina Faso. The solar PV plant will be built next to a 55 MW Wärtsilä power plant currently running on heavy fuel oil, Africa’s largest engine-solar PV hybrid power plant.

To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it become a pioneer in the African energy landscape. But are the plans realistic?  Egypt’s population has now passed 100 million. As one of the most populous and fastest-growing nations on the African continent, providing electricity […]

Energy storage technology will make blackouts in Africa ancient history

Energy system integration night

A shift from Africa’s traditional approach to power generation is needed to unleash the continent’s clean energy potential and secure an African future free from blackouts. A strategy centred around energy storage and flexible power systems will be the key to guaranteeing the reliability of a high-renewable grid, while also lowering the cost of electricity […]