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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 […]


African Development Bank welcomes investment from the Clean Technology Fund

The Clean Technology Fund (CTF), one of two multi-donor trust funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has approved US$20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a facility sponsored by the African Development Bank to provide sustainable financing for small-scale renewables in Africa. FEI is a US$500 million financing platform whose objective is […]


Voith launches on-site machining and service tools capabilities for Southern Africa

Technology group, Voith, is strengthening its hydropower service portfolio for Southern Africa. The company has introduced its on-site machining and service tools capabilities to customers, business partners and authorities during an official launch event in Witfield, Boksburg, South Africa. The new services includes the refurbishment of plant components in installed or independent state by linear […]


Two solar plants to be constructed in Senegal

Proparco, the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have granted loans totalling €38 million for the construction and operation of two solar power plants in Senegal. Proparco, building on the experience acquired through the financing provided in 2016 for the construction of the Senergy and Ten Merina solar […]


AVEVA releases Unified Operations Center Solution in the Middle East

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, has launched Unified Operations Center, its command-and-control solution for infrastructure operators and for industries like oil and gas and mining. Working side-by-side with leading companies in these verticals, AVEVA has turned best practices into templated solutions that are repeatable, scalable and adaptable, enabling fast implementation and […]


How to safeguard your network following attack on City Power

Industry leaders have warned that the ransomware attack on CityPower Johannesburg last week is just another warning to Government and corporates that they are not immune to cyberattacks. The latest attack caused blackouts across the city as cyber criminals took control of the City’s power servers which prevented residents from purchasing electricity. CityPower Johannesburg successfully […]


SOOGREEN Project and Flexenclosure win CELTIC Excellence Award

The SOOGREEN consortium has won the CELTIC Excellence Award for Network Technologies. Flexenclosure is a key participant in the SOOGREEN project – Service-Oriented Optimization of Green Mobile Networks – contributing world-class expertise in energy efficient battery charging technologies. At the CELTIC Event in Valencia on June 19 – co-located with the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) and […]


Oil and gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil and gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational technology (OT) networks. This is according to Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at global security specialists CyberX, who notes that many oil and gas facilities are still using equipment that […]


Tlou Energy named as preferred bidder for power plant development in Botswana

Tlou Energy Limited has confirmed that it has received written confirmation from the government of Botswana that it has been chosen as a preferred bidder for the development of up to 100MW of coal bed methane fuelled power plants in the southern African country. “The approval of the company’s tender represents great progress for Tlou,” […]


Energy sector must embrace innovation

South Africa is experiencing an energy crisis that requires the public and private sectors, along with households to work together. Riaan Graham, Sales Director for Ruckus Networks, says that embracing innovative technology that provides efficient ways of managing the country’s energy is fundamental to this. “With the number of connected devices expected to top more […]


Solar irrigation solution named winner of Uganda Renewable Energy Fund

GrowFast, the pay-as-you-go solar irrigation solution from Azuri Technologies, has been named a winner of the Uganda renewable energy fund launched by the UN CleanStart programme and Embassy of Sweden. More than 200,000 people across Uganda are set to benefit from the energy fund and clean energy solutions including Azuri’s GrowFast solar irrigation system. GrowFast from Azuri offers farmers an innovative […]


African Development Bank approves fund for renewable energy projects

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to US$25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a US$250 million private equity fund for renewable energy projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. ARPF will provide equity for the development and construction of 10 to 15 greenfield renewable […]


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