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17 May 2012  |  Africa
The necessary public sector move to a sustainable future
This Research Service analyses the current (2011) South African municipal solid waste to energy landscape. Major metropolitan municipalities (eThekwini Municipality, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, City of Cape Town and Mangaung Municipality) were interviewed. Views were obtained regarding the status quo, relevant drivers and restraints, str...
15 May 2012  |  Africa
Key Lessons Learned and Adoption Strategies
The South African electricity market is strained. The implementation of smart grids will help alleviate many of the problems the country is facing. This research service gives a comprehensive analysis of international best practice and case studies of smart grid projects that have been implemented, and tells how South Africa can learn from them. Th...
09 May 2012  |  Africa
Significant Renewable Energy Potential Exists
This research service explains, in detail, how Algeria has benefited from its oil and gas resources by building a competitive gas electricity generation industry. The Algerian government is now looking at ways to support further industry growth by investing in renewable energy projects. More than 15GW of projects are expected to arise during the fo...
20 Apr 2012  |  Africa
Answers to Investor Questions
This research service provides a high level overview of various energy generating technology types in South Africa, including nuclear, solar, hydro, wind, diesel and gas gensets, co-generation, open cycle gas turbines and closed cycle gas turbines. An introduction to each technology type is provided, along with general capital and operational expen...
30 Mar 2012  |  Africa
Spurring Power Infrastructure Investment to Meet Growing Demand as Power Imports Are Phasing Out
Botswana electricity industry has challenges in meeting its energy needs. Firstly, the country can hardly meet its peak power demand and, secondly, the country relies heavily on power supply from its neighbouring countries. However, southern Africa is experiencing an increasing power supply deficit, leading to shortages of power for trading. After ...
22 Feb 2012  |  Africa
The Effect on Large Industrial Businesses
This Research Service provides a overview of the pending South African carbon tax environment. Recently, a legislative document was tabled and the proposed way forward by the South African government will have dire consequences on the industry. This Research Service explains the concept of a carbon tax, evaluates various international case studies,...
30 Jan 2012  |  Africa
Mapping Opportunities in the Data Centre and Cloud Markets
South Africa's managed services market is at its infancy stage and is viewed by service providers as an exciting market with endless opportunities. Companies are looking to transform from a capital expenditure model to operating expenditure model by reducing their total cost of ownership. The recent economic downturn and the constant pressure on bu...
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20 Dec 2011  |  Africa
Is Morocco at the Dawn of a New Era towards Renewable Energy?
Moroccan electricity industry is facing a steady growth demand, having increased yearly by six to eight per cent in the past 10 years. Growth has been driven by robust economic development and improved welfare conditions, following various economic reforms. Electricity in Morocco is mainly generated from fossil fuels and, more particularly, fuel oi...
09 Nov 2011  |  Africa
The South African Data Centre Market is Expected to Grow
Data centres are essential to modern organisations. The data loads worldwide are forever increasing, and that trend is set to continue. The uptake of data centre services is therefore forecast to be high over the next six years with the growing competition between service providers. This study provides an overview of data centre services in South A...
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12 Jul 2011  |  Africa
This research service provides updates on the Ethiopian electricity industry. Following the Frost & Sullivan country study on Ethiopia, carried out in 2007, this research service investigates the latest developments in the industry. Emphasis is placed on the electricity generation, transmission and distribution sectors. This study presents an overv...