Archive for the ‘Energy’ category
Regina Ekiru speaks to Ahmed Hashi about how he built Hashi Energy into a $50 million business.
The ordeal faced by governments in sub-Saharan Africa along with the rest of the world is not only to meet the increasing demand for energy but to also tackle climate change issues.
How we made it in Africa talks to Thomas Schaal, co-founder of I-WEC, South Africa’s first large-scale wind turbine producer.
Potential crude oil resources off the coast of Namibia could have a considerable impact on the country that has a population of just over 2 million.
The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Monday it had signed a 14 billion CFA franc ($30.6 million) deal with a Chinese company to complete construction of a 10 megawatt power plant that would increase power supply to the capital.
The Inga dam hydropower scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to dramatically change Central Africa’s energy supply situation.
Power shortages are a concern not just in the lesser developed countries in Africa, but even in the continent’s economic powerhouse.
The image of the continent portrayed by the media is very gloomy. “When I first got this job, business colleagues thought it was not a promotion, it was a punishment.”
Salvador von Neuberg, CEO of Bilfinger Berger Power Holdings, says South Africa’s power sector holds good growth potential.
Zimbabwe has a master-plan to ensure power supply constraints don’t put a brake on the country’s strategy for sustained economic growth.
Actis, a private equity investor focused solely on emerging markets, has confirmed that its portfolio company, Globeleq, has acquired a majority interest in the Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire.
A large scale onshore wind farm of more than 28 megawatts is to be established on four islands in the Cape Verde archipelago.
Indian wind turbine supplier, Suzlon Energy Limited, has announced that it will establish an office in South Africa.
Paul Hinks, CEO of US energy firm Symbion Power LLC, has said that in recent history, American construction companies have been noticeable by their absence in Africa.
Namibian mobile operator, MTC, has inaugurated its first fully-funded wind-powered solution to power its equipment in an area not served by the national electricity grid.