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Lights Out for Nigeria: Country Hit By Nationwide Blackout

Nigeria faces a nationwide power grid collapse, leaving most of the country in the dark. In a notice to the public the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) informed customers released a statement on social media pages that the...

Senegalese Power Plant Opts for Wärtsilä Long-Term Service Agreement

Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term service agreement for two years with ContourGlobal, a global energy provider based in the U.S. The agreement covers the company’s Cap des Biches power plant in Dakar, Senegal. The plant dispatches power to the national...

Life Beyond Loadshedding – What is Next for South Africa?

The escalating loadshedding issue has shaken our nation for months. With a rising decline of energy, South Africans have learnt not to depend on electricity as their go - to energy resource.  This ongoing problem that has become tiresome...

Lights Out for South Africans Once Again

On Sunday Eskom announced it is pushing load-shedding to stage 3 for Monday and Tuesday due to further loss in generating capacity over the weekend. The electricity utility company said that load-shedding will be reduced to stage 2 for the...

Kenya Power Pays $22.7-Million in Debts to US Firm

Kenya Power, the state-owned utility, has cleared a $22.7-million power purchase bill to the US geothermal energy tech firm, Ormat Technologies, to subdue fears of a default that would have seen the American firm bill the country's National Treasury. According...

Does Solar Power Mean No More Load Shedding? 5 Common Misconceptions

With Eskom warning that its system is likely to remain constrained for the near future and applying for hefty price hikes with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, many South African companies and households are looking to become...

Massive Powership Firm Willing to Bail Out Eskom for Half the Cost

One of the world’s largest powership firms, Karpowership has submitted a proposal to South Africa. This new plan seeks to effectively “plug” the power deficit the country is facing, upwards of 3,000MW, Reuters reports. “We have made a submission to...

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...

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 cannot afford...

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...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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