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Eskom Boasts Investment in Renewables Research

Eskom Boasts Investment in Renewables Research

South African state-run power utility, Eskom, has confirmed its long-term investment in renewables research, which has been supported by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University. Eskom divisional executive for corporate affairs, Chose Choeu, emphasised that these partnerships are long-term and are fundamental to ensure that a sustainable legacy for the people of South Africa is secured.

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Power Headache: Will it Ever Get the Right Pill? (II)

“Part of our problem is inadequate policy in place to back up regulations. Policy forms the bedrock upon which regulation and orders are based and their absence portends unsustainable plans and programmes”, Ogaji noted. She also stated that load allocation from the national grid to the 11 Discos on specific percentage is counter-productive and must

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Short-Term Strategy on Achieving Electricity Stability in Nigeria

It is no news that Nigeria is bedeviled with unstable electricity, the deafening sound of individually owned petrol and diesel generators in most residential, commercial & industrial premises in urban areas of the country has become the norm. Citizens spend their savings to buy expensive petrol and diesel fuel to power their individually owned generators,

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Of Privatisation and Power Scarcity

In recent times there has been an increasing tendency to attribute the power scarcity in the country on the privatization of the power sector. This is without regard to the fact that the power sector privatization was concluded by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) since 2013, and that we had witnessed improvements in power

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Exploring Alternative Power Sources to Boost Real Sector Growth

 Constrained by the adverse effects of poor electricity supply, stakeholders in the real sector are bracing the odds by exploring alternative power source options to keep their entities afloat and ensure modest returns on their shareholders’ investments. In the Nigerian manufacturing sector, poor electricity supply remains one of the formidable challenges investors are contending with

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Australia Could be World Leader in Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

The shift from petrol cars to electric vehicles appears to be more than a consumer-driven,Tesla-inspired phenomenon. The big utilities are also getting on board. Origin Energy, one of country’s big three utilities, says Australia could be a market leader in solar-powered electric vehicles, given the right incentives and policies that could encourage the uptake of

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Renewables Leaders Warn Scottish Government May Miss Green Energy Target

The Scottish Government will miss a key green energy target if proposed wind power projects fail to attract enough investment, renewables leaders have said. Industry body Scottish Renewables estimated that without further support for offshore and onshore wind farms, the country would generate the equivalent of 87% of electricity demand from environmentally friendly sources by

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