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25 Sep 2015  |  Africa
A Story About Bankability, Affordability, and Grid Capacity
This research service on renewable energy (RE) power development opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) provides market drivers and restraints, overview of RE support policies prevalent in the region, ranking of countries offering the best market opportunities as well as a detailed list of operating and RE power projects under development. In...
25 Sep 2015  |  Africa
The East African Renaissance and the Resultant Energy Opportunities
Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda are key economies in the fast-growing East African region, which is emerging as a hotbed for energy-related investments. The expanding urban population, hydrocarbon discoveries, and the growing demand for modern energy forms, such as electricity and natural gas, will drive a socio-economic transformation wherei...
10 Jul 2015  |  Africa
The Dawn of Cost-reflective Prices and Associated Challenges in the Economy
Electricity cost is critical to developing an electricity industry and has been a contentious issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. Electricity price has not reflected the true cost of generation and supply, hampering investment in electricity infrastructure, resulting in frequent power outages, and constraining economic growth of Sub-Saharan economies. The...
20 May 2015  |  Africa
Mozambique's Potential to Become the Qatar of Africa
Offshore natural gas discoveries made in Mozambique since 2010 have propelled the country as a new investment destination in sub-Saharan Africa. By exploiting these resources, Mozambique could become the third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the next decade. However, conditions need to be met before this change can happen and benefit t...
05 Aug 2014  |  Africa
Oil Discoveries Increase Investment and Consequently T&D Growth
This research service provides a high-level analysis of the East African transmission and distribution (T&D) industry, focusing on the top 3 countries: Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. The base year for the study is 2013, and forecasts for the industry are provided from 2014 to 2019. The study provides insights into the current state of the T&D market ...
14 Jul 2014  |  Africa
Scenario Planning for South Africa's Electricity Generation Capacity
The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is South Africas master plan for new electricity generation capacity. The Integrated Resource Plan was developed by South Africa's Department of Energy (DoE) and the document sets out the projected demand for electricity in South Africa and then addresses how this demand is going to be met, in terms of electricit...