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24 Nov 2017  |  Africa
Development of Remote Power Systems and Mobile Connectivity will Drive Uptake of Battery Energy Storage Systems
Power storage through the use of battery energy storage systems is critical to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the foremost application of battery storage would be in renewable energy-based off-grid power systems for rural electrification and all-round electricity access, batteries are set to play a major role across commercial and industria...
11 Oct 2017  |  Africa
Power Utilities Seeking Expertise from OEMs in Improving Product Performance and Reducing Life Cycle Costs
Renewable energy has taken centre stage in South Africa's expanding power generation capacity, necessitating development and maintenance of requisite transmission infrastructure. Switch gears, transformers, and reactors are critical in supplying quality power to customers in a cost-effective manner. Local research and development, manufacturing, an...
30 Jun 2017  |  Africa
Reforms in Electricity Supply Industry Expected to Transform Power Infrastructure Scenario
This research service contemplates the current scenario of the energy supply industry and its future developments in the target countries. To reduce the over dependence on the conventional methods of power generation, these countries are trying to diversify their power generation mix by adding more renewable sources into the system. There is a nece...
08 May 2017  |  Africa
Changing Economy and Expanding Renewable Energy Set to Alter Future of the Electricity Supply Industry
The electricity sector in South Africa has witnessed dynamic changes over the past few years. Sharp increases in electricity tariffs have been a prominent feature of the electricity supply industry in South Africa. Declining global commodity prices and increasing electricity prices have had a detrimental impact on the mining and manufacturing indus...
28 Mar 2017  |  Africa
A Combination of Region-specific Solutions and Disinvestment of Public Power Assets to Build a Diverse Private Energy Mix Will Help Africa Benefit fro
This Research Service covers the key trends and thought leadership associated with the African Utility Landscape, both from a water and an energy perspective, analysed during the 2016 African Utility Week hosted in Cape Town. Public and private sector leaders were invited to attend streams focusing on: power generation, transmission, distribution, ...
08 Mar 2017  |  Africa
Ratified Integrated Resource Plan puts Country's Power Supply in Excess of 16,551 MW by 2030
When creating an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for any nation, there are several ways to fill in the supply gap. It could be new builds composed entirely of gas with complementary cogeneration or coal complemented with renewable energy. Up until November 2016, the South African 2010 IRP was the only official document on power objectives. This is o...