Energy Markets

Africa Energy Forum-A Good Place to Close Deals

Energy Retail

Africa Energy Forum-A Good Place to Close Deals

The Africa Energy Forum event has grown considerably and continues to attract investors around the world.

Telefónica’s New Role in Smart Meter Rollout

Energy Retail

Telefónica’s New Role in Smart Meter Rollout

CGI has signed up Telefónica UK to offer energy companies additional communication services in the initial stages of meter deployment.

Nigeria Powers Ahead

Energy Retail

Nigeria Powers Ahead

The Transmission Company of Nigeria needs US$1.1 billion per year to expand its network.

Electric Grid Security Study Gets US$1m

Energy Retail

Electric Grid Security Study Gets US$1m

The US has approved a US$1 million smart grid study to determine how best to strengthen, modernise and upgrade the electric grid.

Africa’s Power Projects Need Private Funding

Energy Markets

Africa’s Power Projects Need Private Funding

The early stages of power projects are not receiving sufficient funding and support in Africa.

Africa Needs to Focus More on Electricity Access

Energy Generation

Africa Needs to Focus More on Electricity Access

While a great deal of focus is being placed on energy security, more should be done to improve Africa’s low electricity access levels.

Before You Make Changes, Understand Your Customers

Energy Retail

Before You Make Changes, Understand Your Customers

For a project to work, utilities need to consider the human factor first.

Concentrated Solar Power Highly Beneficial for Africa

Energy Generation

Concentrated Solar Power Highly Beneficial for Africa

The flexibility and peak shifting ability of concentrated solar power will be an advantage.

Smart Meters Offer a Significant Business Case for Africa

Energy Retail

Smart Meters Offer a Significant Business Case for Africa

The smart meter has a lot to offer Africa and financiers and utilities need to understand its true benefits for it to be harnessed effectively

African Power Projects Should Look Past Conventional Funding

Energy Retail

African Power Projects Should Look Past Conventional Funding

Africa should rely more on local resources, including finance and skills, to develop its power projects

Real-Time Pricing Could Be the Solution to Outages

Energy Retail

Real-Time Pricing Could Be the Solution to Outages

Real-time pricing and energy efficiency will help Eskom recover the cost of peak demand.