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Winch Energy lights up 24 Villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

March 12, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy has announced that it has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone; to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids as part of a public-private partnership project. The Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP) is supported by UK aid grant funding and implemented [&hellip...

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Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa

Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa

March 10, 2019 • Company News, Mining & Energy, PeopleComments Off on Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa

Leading off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy, announces it has appointed highly respected African energy expert Mrs. Olga Johnson as an Ambassador for Africa. Franco-Beninese Olga Johnson is a true expert in her field and one of the figures of the...

Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

Make sure the lights don’t go out – with a smart power solution from Netshield

March 8, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SponsoredComments Off on Make sure the lights don’t go out – with a smart power solution from Netshield

Based on the state of our current power grid system, loadshedding has become a necessary evil as it reduces the risk of a national blackout that could take the country a week to recover from. But that doesn’t reduce the business impact or lessen the...

Access to electricity key for Africa’s development

Access to electricity key for Africa’s development

March 8, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Access to electricity key for Africa’s development

Nearly 600 million, or 48% of Africa’s population, still lack access to electricity, with the majority living in rural areas Africa will not fully develop if hundreds of millions of its people continue to live without electricity, Economic Commission for...

Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

Nigeria: Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

March 7, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited, a Nigerian firm has signed a $20 million infrastructure investment deal with Canadian firm, Watt Renewable Corporation. The partnership will see Watt Renewable provide alternative energy solutions like solar and other...

Power generated by the Kariba Dam gets halved

February 26, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Power generated by the Kariba Dam gets halved

Power generated by the Kariba Dam has been halved, says a recent report by Reuters. According to Zambian State-owned Zesco, both Zambia and Zimbabwe have reduced power generation to around half capacity at their power stations at the Kariba Dam because of...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

Malawi receives $1.5 mln for Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program

February 21, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Malawi receives $1.5 mln for Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi” to expand energy access in the country via solar home systems...

Businesses turn to smart solar solutions as Eskom woes continues

February 19, 2019 • General, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Businesses turn to smart solar solutions as Eskom woes continues

As Eskom resorts to turning off the lights yet again, businesses are looking for ways to lessen their dependence on the beleaguered national power provider. “The long-term risk to business continuity and sustainability is very concerning. Business owners...

Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

Take the power of power management back into your hands

February 12, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SponsoredComments Off on Take the power of power management back into your hands

No matter whether they are made up of one or of a host of racks with multiple blades, the datacentre houses your most critical assets, but it is also the most susceptible to power spikes, dips and surges. Simply protecting your power at the external source,...

ENGIE starts operations of a new concentrated solar plant

ENGIE starts operations of a new concentrated solar plant

February 7, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on ENGIE starts operations of a new concentrated solar plant

  ENGIE is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa.   This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough...

EU praises Uganda’s executive decision

February 1, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on EU praises Uganda’s executive decision

On Tuesday, January 28, the Ugandan government announced the joined partnership with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a move it said would improve accountability in the management of natural resources. Government spokesperson Ofwono...

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

The impact of digitisation on the energy sector

January 23, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of digitisation on the energy sector

“The fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is pushing energy efficiency, as more and more items become digitised. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes the refrigerator in your home, the aircon in your office and the entire production process in your...

Schneider Electric launches new digital ecosystem

Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2019

January 18, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2019

  Schneider Electric launched Go Green in the City 2019, its annual global student contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Now in its ninth year, Go Green in the City is a major...

Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

January 17, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

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...

Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

January 16, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

Energy efficiency is often seen as a ‘nice to have’ or only for ‘big corporations’ but not applicable at home or small to medium businesses because it is expensive or not necessary. “It is this kind of thinking that delays the implementation of...

Mining industry gets super wireless technology boost

Mining industry gets super wireless technology boost

January 15, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Mining industry gets super wireless technology boost

Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Ericsson to jointly help mining companies achieve optimal wireless connectivity in their operations through LTE and 5G...