The countdown has commenced until the inaugural CIO Mining Africa summit (www.ciominingafrica.com) hosted by EnerGlobe Ltd. This exciting event will convene on the 21st to 22nd May 2015 at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, in Johannesburg. This summit specifically targets the African Mining industry aiming to improve the recognition of...
Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals. The pilot is expected to be completed mid-year 2019. The group, which includes participants at each major stage of the supply chain from mine to end-user,...
Africa Oil & Power, the African Energy Chamber and the U.S-Angola Chamber of Commerce presented the webinar: Powering Forward - The Pathway to Grid Stability, Increased Capacity and a Diversified Angolan Economy, on Thursday. This webinar addressed how Angola can continue to prioritize its development of national transmission and distribution...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the lives of millions around the world – but none more so than those in Africa according to SolarNow, a social business who provide solar energy, appliances and financing solutions in East Africa. The company has revealed that it has turned to...
Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes power. This is according to Kieran Whyte, Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice at...
VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises - mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its launch will enable it...
South Africa continues to feel the effects of load shedding, resulting in a decrease in productivity and disruption to business operations. Eskom announced earlier this year that load shedding is expected to continue into 2021 as power demand exceeds supply and more downtime is needed for overdue maintenance of the...
In South Africa, load shedding is expected to continue as power demand exceeds supply and more downtime is needed for overdue maintenance of the system. It is estimated that load shedding could have cost South Africa as much as R338 billion over the past 10 years, according to a report...
The Department for International Development’s Transforming Energy Access programme has already helped people and businesses across Africa cut 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions and improve the lives of 3.2 million low-income people. It has also leveraged $359 million worth of investment in clean energy from the public and...
The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering. This is according to Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive...
The Department of Energy has implemented a programme to remove the highest energy-consuming appliances from the South African market. The programme is aimed at introducing appliances that are less energy consuming and compliant with the new Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The Minister of Energy, Hon. Jeff Radebe conducted a...
Engineering and Industrial Software company AVEVA announced, on 26 August 2019, a partnership with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Worley. Worley will use AVEVA's Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials management platform. The company will combine its Engineering, Procurement and Construction expertise with AVEVA's industrial software knowledge...
Scatec Solar, Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaics (solar electricity), has connected its first solar farm to the South African grid. The new operation adds 86 MW of the 258 MW required in the solar power complex currently operating in Upington, South Africa. “We are pleased to reach another milestone with...
One of Africa’s largest and most ubiquitous e-Commerce platforms, Jumia has partnered with Accra-based eco-friendly mobility facilities company SolarTaxi to provide affordable and eco-friendly delivery of online orders to consumers. Jumia says that the new partnership further speaks of the company's commitment to going green. "With a shared vision of ensuring...
Vivo Energy a licensee of Shell in Africa, has partnered with Orange money to offer customers the option of paying for services with mobile money. Orange money customers will be allowed to cash in and cash out money at any Shell station operated by Vivo Energy.  The partnership covers...
South Africa's Department of Energy has released the official fuel price adjustments for October. The adjustments show a minimal decrease in the price of petrol for motorists, while diesel prices are experiencing a slight increase. Mid-month fuel price data showed a possible decrease in fuel prices for October, however, the...
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