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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.
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.

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.

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.
open source solar contracts

Now available: Open source solar contracts to simplify transacting

Despite the fall in the cost of PV technology, transaction costs remain high but open source solar contracts are set to make contracting cost-efficient.
Energy sector

Fight or flight: South Africa’s continuing energy sector saga

Ed's Note: It’s not news that S.Africa’s energy sector is in turmoil. Leading the fray is its power utility Eskom but things are afoot to escape disaster.
Azito power plant

Financial close reached for the expansion of Azito power plant

Globeleq and IPS (West Africa) announced that they have reached financial close for the expansion of the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan.
Necsa board

Necsa secures new board members as appointed by the DMRE

Minister Gwede Mantashe has officially announced the appointment of seven members to the board of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa).
Energy access

How to achieve universal energy access with electric motorcycles

Coordinator for Power Africa, Andrew M. Herscowitz, writes about the feasibility of achieving universal energy access with electric motorcycles.
South Sudan

South Sudan to inject 100MW into the grid by March

The Ministry of Energy and Dams in South Sudan is working with Ezra Power on a thermal and solar power plant that will add 100MW to the grid.

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