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Pinnacle reveals results of Huawei global survey of the AMI market

Pinnacle, a leading South African ICT distributor has revealed the results of research conducted on behalf of Huawei Technologies into the global Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) market. Fred Saayman, Pinnacle’s Huawei Business Unit: Executive, says the report, compiled by Navigant Consulting on behalf of Huawei Technologies, is a detailed expose of the global AMI market […]


Technology and innovative finance key to reaching end users

New technology and blended finance will help to bridge the ‘last mile’ of the infrastructure gap by getting goods and services to end users and connecting underserved populations to business value chains, That is according to the African Development Bank during a session at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018. Wale Shonibare, African Development Bank’s Director […]


Schneider Electric VP demonstrates importance of self-sustainability

According to Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for Schneider Electric, the energy supply industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn. “It offers digitisation, decentralisation, grid maintenance and management, energy efficiency and industrial applications, renewable energy systems, energy storage, demand management, communications and automation for infrastructure. “Schneider Electric strives to […]


Egypt could meet 53% of electricity demand with renewable energy

Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Energy Renewable Energy Outlook report, released at a conference in Cairo, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to US$900 million annually in 2030. Renewables could cost-effectively […]


British expertise boosts innovative solar technologies across Africa

UK aid is supporting the growth of innovative solar technology companies which are providing clean energy to off-grid households in Africa. The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin announced the news as she accompanied the Prime Minister on a visit to Nigeria. This will improve the lives of over 11 million people while boosting UK business […]


Training courses to be created in Democratic Republic of Congo

In Haut-Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the lack of qualified electricians is undermining the province’s economic development. With this in mind, Schneider Electric, a leader in Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, and the Society of Jesus in the DRC will help 500 local young people find work between 2018 and 2020 […]


Whitepaper released on energy transmission and distribution in Africa

As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the Digitisation of Energy Transmission and Distribution in Africa. The paper explores the opportunities and challenges faced in Sub-Saharan Africa as the new future of energy and electrification emerges.  The paper […]


Kazang Solar awarded US$1.6m to deliver solar power in Zambia

Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded US$1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window. Azuri is a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid homes in Africa and has been working with Kazang in Zambia since […]


Two new appointments at commercial provider Azuri Technologies Ltd

Azuri Technologies Ltd, a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers has welcomed two new appointments.. Based in Nairobi, Collins Oneko joins as Operations Director, East Africa and will apply his in-depth knowledge of sales and distribution to support Azuri’s expansion plans in East Africa. He will head the team defining […]


City of Cape Town makes access to clean water a digital priority

As one of the largest metros in South Africa, the City of Cape Town is tasked with providing an annual average of around 880 million litres of clean, safe drinking water daily to residents, businesses and industry, as well as effectively collecting and treating wastewater from the city. This requires world-class management of water catchment areas […]


The Winch Hub launched to help energy and Internet access in Uganda

Winch Energy and iWayAfrica are to launch The Winch Hub to accelerate energy and Internet access into rural areas of Uganda. Under a pilot programme, global off-grid renewable energy operator Winch Energy and iWayAfrica, a leading African ISP, will deploy a remote solar kiosk, The Winch Hub, with integrated VSAT equipment to provide high-quality and […]


Mainstream Renewable Power secure two wind farms in South Africa

Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power has completed financial close for the Kangnas and Perdekraal East Wind Farms in South Africa, which have a combined capacity of 250 megawatts (MW). A consortium led by Mainstream was awarded the contracts for the wind farms by the Department of Energy under the fourth round of the Renewable […]


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