Category archives for: Solar & wind

World Bank rates SA as suistanable energy leader

Solar

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN increasing number of developing countries, including South Africa, are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency. However, there is huge room for improvement across every region in the world and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is according […]

Groundbreaking on solar field in Burundi

Solar

From OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – THE largest private international investment in the power sector in Burundi in nearly three decades has been launched amid pomp and fanfare in the capital Bujumbura. The 7,5 megawatt (MW) solar field that will add 15 percent to the East African country’s generation capacity. Gigawatt […]

Diamond sponsorship for African Utility Week

KPMG

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for the 17th annual African Utility Week have received a major boost after KPMG, the professional services company, was confirmed as the diamond sponsor. The conference and expo will take place from May 16 to May 18 at the Cape Town International Convention […]

Chinese tech boost to Lagos regional power summit

West African Power Industry Convention

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS – PREPARATIONS for the upcoming West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), set for Lagos, have received a major boost after a global information and telecommunications firm returned as the exclusive diamond sponsor. This is the third consecutive time Huawei, the Chinese multinational company, sponsors the summit. “We are […]

Ethiopia, Uganda dominate East Africa energy awards

power summit

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi , Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – UGANDA’S Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa and Azeb Asnake of Ethiopia have been recognised for their sterling contributions to the industry at the just-ended East African Power Industry Awards in Kenya. Special Recognition Award winner, Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary of Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, has […]

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