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09 Feb 2010  |  Africa
Electricity supply within sub-Saharan Africa has become a significant problem in the region due to drastically growing demand and the need for a reliable electricity supply mix to mitigate the negative effects of drought in a region largely powered by hydro-electricity. Development of the region power pools represents an opportunity to ensure a se...
28 May 2010  |  Africa
Despite the existence of several market restraints and challenges, the outlook for Independent Power Producers (IPP's) market in Africa looks promising in the long term. But this will strongly depend on how African stakeholders address the issue of the lack of risk mitigation for the strategic stakeholders.
18 Feb 2011  |  Africa
South Africa is a democratic republic with a stable political system. The economic environment is forecast to remain stable, with policy focus on employment creation through growth and stability. Energy consumption is steadily increasing with economic development. Demand and supply of energy is dominated by coal, as it is an abundant natural resour...
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18 Aug 2014  |  Africa
A Promising Economic Outlook is Set to Fuel Projects in Nigeria and Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa offers many opportunities for the large-scale power rental market (greater than 1 MW). Power infrastructure in the region is ageing, but is also largely underdeveloped due to decades of underinvestment. This is reflected in a low electrification rate, which is only around 31.8% for the entire region. Research was carried out by l...
21 Aug 2014  |  Africa
The First Step Towards the End of Eskom's Monopoly
Opening up the power generation sector to independent power producers is imperative as Eskom has shown some of its limits, such as severe funding shortfall, an extremely tight power system, and new-build projects being continuously delayed while power demand shoots. The dominant position of Eskom in power generation, transmission, and distribution ...
25 Nov 2015  |  Africa
What Opportunities Exist for Inga III Considering the Current State of the Project and the DRC
A planned 4,800 MW will arise from Inga III Basse Haute (BC), the first phase of two for the powerful Congo River. While the Inga project is a multinational mega project meant to provide power to several off-takers in Southern Africa, it has seen delays putting the operational date after 2020. These challenges are being addressed with the help of s...
14 Mar 2016  |  Africa
Bankable Projects with Pragmatic and Experienced Teams Are First Step to Tapping into Market Potential
This Frost & Sullivan market intelligence report is a high-level summary of current and future trends shaping the African landscape presented at the 2015 African Utility Week conference held in South Africa in May 2015. The conference covered key trends and insights in various vertical segments, including power generation, transmission and distribu...
18 May 2016  |  Africa
Amid Mounting Electricity, Energy and Environmental Challenges, Cogen Represents First Step Towards Weaning Smelters Off the Grid
The cogeneration industry in South Africa is still in a nascent stage of development in South Africa. The addressable market is estimated at 1,277 megawatts. Further penetration of the market will be driven by the rising costs of electricity, environmental concerns, and energy securities. Moreover, the changing business model in the mineral process...
24 Aug 2016  |  Africa
An Analysis of Power Supply and Demand till 2035 Using Excel Modeling
A central database where information relating to South Africa's power supply and demand can be analysed does not exist. Every time an investor, an academic, or private or public organisation needs information on this, the research has to start from the beginning. This study considers a set of assumptions and models the power supply and demand in So...
30 Sep 2016  |  Africa
Conference and Industry Market Insight August, Nairobi, Kenya
This Market Insight is a high-level overview of the 2015 EAPIC conference held in Kenya, providing insight into the key themes and drivers of the power and energy sector in the East African region.