Foreign News (83)
Environmental activists are applauding the Volta River Authority's decision to build a wind power plant to help Ghana's power generation. The Volta River Authority (VRA) plans to construct a 150-Megawatt wind power plant to supplement power generation in Ghana. The project, the first of its kind, is part of the VRA's Renewable Development Programme and will be completed in two phases.
Lack of electricity in Africa remained one of the biggest barriers to the region’s development and prosperity, and continues to trap millions of people in extreme and abject poverty, according to South Africa Minister of Power, Lynne Brown. Brown who gave this assertion in a speech delivered at the just concluded Power-Gen Africa Conference in South Africa, added that the current energy deficit in Africa was alarming.
For four consecutive days Portugal was powered entirely by renewables, a major milestone in its journey to a clean energy future.
Cape Town will be the continent’s energy capital this week when more than 6000 power and water professionals from more than 70 countries, including 27 African nations, will gather for the 16th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and trade exhibition from 17-19 May at the CTICC. The opening keynote session starts at 09h00 on Tuesday, 17 May.
Nigeria is battling with low-quality meters because the Federal Government, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the Nigerian Metering Management Agency(EMMC) and others have failed to formulate policies to regulate the importation of meters. Coupled with this, is the love of money by importers, stakeholders have said.
Power distribution companies have said that the Federal Government should consider selling part of its 40 per cent stake in the various Discos in order to help raise the needed liquidity in the sector.
On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were supplying about 55 GW of the 63 GW being consumed, or 87%.
1) Can we start with a breakdown of the kind of work that KPMG does in the power and utilities sector across the continent?KPMG performs three principal services: audit, tax and advisory, which is the division where infrastructure resides , that I head up. What do we do in advisory? We perform the front end work in the transactions.
1) Let’s start with some background on the Masters in Inclusive Innovation at the UCT Graduate School of Business and your role there? The Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPhil) is an interdisciplinary, research-based degree that leads to the development of sustainable solutions for challenges in Africa. Inclusive innovators who take this learning journey travel through a rigorous academic curriculum right through to practical prototyping of new business models, processes, services or products that help create a more inclusive economy and society at large.
1) Let’s start with some background on the Sustainability Institute Innovation Lab (SIIL) and your role there? I am the Sustainable Enterprise Manager at SIIL and am currently running the flagship social enterprise called iShack