Generation

Power generation is the process of producing electric power from sources of primary energy. Energy resources can be classified in three categories namely renewable, fossil, and nuclear. Within the generation categories renewable comprise of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, natural gas For utilities in the electric power industry, generation is the stage prior to the delivery of power to end users (transmission, distribution, etc.) or its storage (using, for example, the pumped-storage method). Electricity generation is carried out in power stations also called power plants.

MENA region

Mubuga solar plant marks Burundi’s first grid-connected project

Full construction works of the Mubuga solar plant is set to begin imminently after Notice to Proceed was issued to Gigawatt Global.

Op-Ed: Technology is at hand to achieve sustainable energy for all

Africa's burgeoning technology scene is the light at the end of the tunnel, writes Muhammadou M.O. Kah, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
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Video: Partner with ESI Africa issue 2

ESI Africa Issue 2, 2020 is your platform to gain exclusive positioning at the annual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition.
Energy opportunities

WEBINAR: Energy opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Join the US Commercial Service South Africa, Power Africa, and Clarion Events for a one-hour webinar highlighting African energy opportunities for US firms interested in expanding into or increasing market share in Africa.
Eskom's new CEO

Eskom’s new CEO takes to the streets ahead of meeting the...

Eskom’s new CEO, André de Ruyter, visited a coal-fired power station as he sets out to improve the utility’s operational performance in the short term.

Drivers of distributed natural gas generation technologies

A new report looking at the global market for distributed natural gas generation technologies through 2028 has been released for comment.

Cape Town’s energy chief: “I can envisage an Eskom Lite scenario”

The City’s court case in which it seeks clarity with respect to the role of municipalities in the purchase of electricity from sources other than just Eskom is a ground-breaking issue..." says City of Cape Town's Executive Director of Energy.

South Sudan’s emerging power sector

Exclusive interview with Jacob M. Deng, Director General, Planning & Projects, South Sudan Electricity Corporation, and member of the Advisory Board for African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.

Vietnam: Construction for 48MW near-shore wind farm commences

Climate Fund Managers has announced that construction has commenced of the 48MW near-shore wind farm in Tra Vinh province, Vietnam.

Enel Foundation unveiled as Knowledge Partner of African Utility Week &...

Enel Foundation announced its exclusive Global Knowledge Partnership with Clarion Energy’s 2020 global series of Utility Week & POWERGEN events.

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