World Bank’s warning at African Utility Week

World Bank’s warning at African Utility Week

Power utilities increasing their borrowings to cover costs, may put these institutions on ‘a very dangerous slippery slope’, delegates heard at the Africa Utility Week Conference that took place in Cape Town. Senior energy specialist at the World Bank, Chris Trimble presented findings of a World Bank report on ways to make power utilities more financially viable.

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Plugging into powerful energy in Africa

Plugging into powerful energy in Africa

Access to power is the connection needed for Africa to be firmly plugged into the global economy. After years of not being a priority, energy policy is starting to move to centre stage in Africa.

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A bright outlook for REIPPP in SA

A bright outlook for REIPPP in SA

Substantial ultra-violet radiation levels and excellent wind conditions have allowed South Africa to diversify its energy generation mix from one that previously relied heavily upon fossil fuels towards a national grid network that is now supported by ‘green’ renewable energy (RE).

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Vert Energy expands power generation into Africa

Vert Energy expands power generation into Africa

Vert Energy is set to expand its electric power generation (EPG) services to generator set builders and end users throughout Africa. New to the range is the DEIF automatic sustainable controller (ASC), the first sustainable control solution for renewable energy of its kind. This fully control integrated system provides a safe and reliable link between renewable energy inverters and traditional diesel generators.

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