Category archives for: Electricity

Egypt to build world’s biggest clean-coal plant

Pyramid Cartoon by CAJ News Africa cartoonist

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – AS ports go, even sailors could struggle to find Hamrawein on the map. This town on the Red Sea, 600 kilometres south-east of Cairo is dwarfed by other harbours on the route to Suez, but all that will change over the next six years as […]

Digitalisation lifts East Africa power generation

Future Energy East Africa

  from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE impact of digitalisation on electricity generation will take centre stage in the upcoming Future Energy East Africa scheduled for Kenya next week. The event has received a shot in the arm after Siemens, a longstanding partner, confirmed its return as a platinum sponsor […]

World at risk of a blackout

blackout

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IT could bring devastation on a scale greater than war and close to a nuclear attack. And Africa, India and developed countries like the United States of America (USA) and Germany are all in peril. These are findings from the recent release of data on “energy risk” and […]

Steamaco: The disruptive smart metering for Africa

Steamaco

If you are looking to offer advanced technical services in rural areas that lack even essential facilities, you are definitely faced with challenges. However, if you are determined, you excel. The same can be said about the Manchester-based company Stemaco. The company has revolutionized the way Africa gets power.  By utilizing renewable energy resources like […]

Africa powers ahead of US on clean coal

In the clean coal lab

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THIS week, experts in Washington praised a little-known laboratory in Johannesburg (South Africa) that has pioneered ways of burning coal with less emission. Professor Rosemary Falcon heads the Clean Coal Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits. There, she leads a team of chemists, engineers and […]

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