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Renewables, EVs, flexibility and sulphur hexafluoride – top energy predictions for the year ahead

This year is set to once again bring focus to the ongoing transition of the energy industry. Responding to the public’s concerns around the progress of climate change and the industry’s push to adopt green technologies will be two major drivers for the year ahead. It is increasingly clear that government leaders must take a […]

Siemens supports Ghana’s transformation trajectory

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges, while contributing to the Governments growth and development agenda of creating high quality jobs and enhancing the vocational skills of Ghana’s youth. The MoU was signed by Siemens and the Ghana Grid Company Limited […]

AMEA Power signs agreement for solar and wind power project in Egypt

AMEA Power, (a subsidiary of Al Nowais Investments (ANI), has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for a 200MW solar PV project and a 500MW wind power project in Egypt. The PPA was signed by Sabah Mashali, President of EETC and Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, […]

Wärtsilä Modular Block solution to modernise power generation in a West African gold mine

The technology group Wärtsilä has announced the first order of its innovative new Wärtsilä Modular Block solution for power generation to Aggreko, a global provider of mobile, modular power, temperature control and energy services.  Four Wärtsilä Modular Block enclosures, with one medium-speed Wärtsilä 32 engine in each, will provide 40MW of energy to an off-grid […]

Trend Micro research urges oil and gas industry to prioritise cybersecurity

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of new research on the cyber-risks facing the oil and gas industry. The research found that the oil and gas industry and its supply chain face increased risk from advanced threat groups and others as they continue to build out digitally connected infrastructure. […]

African Development Bank approves loan to increase solar generation

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank have approved a €48.82 million loan to the Government of Burkina Faso for the Yeleen solar plant, intended to boost national power supply. Yeleen, which is to be implemented under the Bank’s Desert to Power (DTP) Initiative, and which will span a period of five years […]

Securing smart buildings in the energy sector

Smart buildings and facilities in the energy sector have historically focused on operational efficiencies, energy savings and automated industrial control systems. However, the continued convergence of both physical security and cybersecurity has recently led to a greater emphasis on and sense of urgency around IoT-based security.  

Voith signs service and operations consultancy contract for Ethiopian hydropower plant

The technology group Voith has signed a comprehensive service and operations consultancy contract for the Ethiopian hydropower plant Gilgel Gibe. Central aspect of the two-year service and operations consultancy contract is the optimisation of the energy production of the hydropower plant Gilgel Gibe II with a current output of 420 megawatts. Voith’s scope of supply […]

Greenlight Planet joins Orange in its commitment towards energy transition in Africa

Greenlight Planet, a solar pay-as-you-go provider in Africa, and Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, are announcing a partnership that aims to provide Orange’s customers with access to clean energy solutions in several African countries, including Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone. […]

South Africa reveals its blueprint for its energy future

The South African cabinet has approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that plotted the path for the nation’s generation technology mix to assuage the current energy crisis in the country. At Africa Oil Week, its Minister of Minerals Resources and Energy, Honourable Gwede Mantashe, outlined the role that oil and gas will play going […]

Senegal launches first ever Senegal Oil and Power Conference and Exhibition

The first ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference and Exhibition will be held next year in Dakar from May 27 to 28. Organised by Africa Oil & Power and supported by the Government of Senegal, Cos-Petrogaz, Petrosen and Senelec, the conference will herald a new era of investment in one of West Africa’s leading business […]

African Development Bank’s SEFA approves US$500k grant for clean energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF). The grant will support specific workstreams to set NEAF in motion and enhance its engagement with private and public sector investors “Nigeria requires bespoke […]

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