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Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Experience from Benin, Mali and Togo

Benin, Mali and Togo – are three West African countries which have participated in the project ‘Energy, Eco development and Resilience in Africa (EERA)’. This project offers lessons to other countries on approaches that can be taken toward a ‘Smart…

Towards a Diversified Economy: A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential, Prospects and Challenges of Electricity Exports from Botswana

"The paper assesses the prospects and challenges of coal-fired power exports in Botswana. Specifically, the study analyses how supply factors, that is, resource availability; environmental concerns; infrastructure and technology as well as demand fa…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 26 No.3

This journal comprises several articles and conference papers. The first article on page 2 is entitled: Reliability benefit of smart grid technologies: A case for South Africa by Angela Masembe. This study identifies a number of smart grid technolo…

Energy Management News Volume 21 No 3

The first article entitled: Local PV modules to play a key role in the REIPPP Round 4 on page 1 discusses the manufacturing of PV Models and in Enertis’ opinion, the future performance of the PV plants operating across South Africa depends on severa…

The Political Economy of Decarbonisation: Exploring the Dynamics of South Africa’s Electricity Sector

This paper presents an in-depth and historical analysis of the key features of South Africa’s electricity sector and the stakeholders and beneficiaries operating within it. An exploration of the sector’s structure and governance is included; the suc…

A Roadmap Framework for Solar Aided Power Generation in South Africa

A step towards engaging with the relevant stakeholders to promote the integration of solar aided power generation is provided in this paper. This was done by: (i) reviewing the literature to examine the concept of road mapping, the approaches utili…

Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities of Generating Biogas From Water Hyacinth in Ndunga Village, Kenya

"Recent studies show possibilities of producing bio-energy from water hyacinth thus generating avenues for research, technological development and marketing of its energy products. As the search for alternatives to clean energy sources intensifies i…

Energy Dialogues in Africa? Is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Transforming Ethiopia's Regional Role?

"Major hydropower projects, such as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Ethiopia, invite enquiry into the potential to increase the generation, transmission and distribution of power, how best to finance these infrastructures and how to b…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.2

This journal features several articles on renewable energy. On page 1 -A literature review on the potential of renewable electricity sources for mining operations in South Africa – analyzes the potential of renewable electricity sources for mining o…

Solar Power Prospects in North Africa's Sahara Desert

"There is significant potential for generating electricity from solar power in the Sahara desert in North Africa for both domestic use and for export to Europe. The successful implementation of projects to harness solar power could improve standard…

Trade in Electricity Services in the Southern African Customs Union: Towards a Negotiating Strategy

"The development of a country’s electricity sector is crucial for broader economic growth and economic and social development. The electricity sector in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member states is facing chronic challenges, includin…

China in the African Solar Energy Sector

"Access to reliable and affordable electricity is critical for poverty alleviation and the improvement of livelihoods, including in the areas of education, health, and industrial development in Africa. However, a combination of factors, such as cli…

Biofuel Technology Transfer in IBSA: Lessons for South Africa and Brazil

The success of biofuel production in Brazil (bioethanol in particular) is recognised as a tangible point of collaboration in the India–Brazil– South Africa (IBSA) Forum. Sharing knowledge and systematic technology transfer on biofuels can strengthen…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 25 No 3

This issue comprises several articles and conference papers. The first article: A case study of climate variability effects on wind resources in South Africa(page 2) studies and compares the wind speed distribution in two different locations. The ne…

Information for a Developmental Approach to Mitigation : Linking sectoral and Economy Wide Models for Brazil, Chile and Colombia, Peru and South Africa

In this paper, the central methodological challenge addressed is that of linking detailed models of sectors with economy wide models. Combining the two approaches holds promise of addressing short and long term technological change as well as econo…

Information for a Developmental Approach to Mitigation Linking Sectoral and Economy Wide Models for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa

"Policy-­makers in developing countries are concerned with charting the development path of their economy and society. Providing information on the potential socio-economic benefits of a transition to a low-carbon society requires improved tools t…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 25 no 4

This issue comprises several articles. The first article “The sensitivity of the South African industrial sector’s electricity consumption to electricity price fluctuations” proposes that the price elasticity of industrial electricity demand varies …

Report on Renewable Energy Stakeholders' Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

Clean energy accessibility has the potential of reducing the cost of living, doing business in key sectors, improve health, enhance competitiveness and lead to employment creation. Currently, Kenyans spend approximately US$1 billion on lighting annu…

Energy Management News Volume 20 No 4

Some of the articles featuring in this issue has the following headlines: Meadow Feeds embarks towards greener pastures with lighting retrofit. International certified energy professionals recognised, City to boost power network efficiency and relia…

'Energetic' Dialogues in South Africa: The US Example

"South Africa and the US have both recently attempted to take concrete action to transform their respective energy futures. This is happening against the backdrop of major shifts in the global energy landscape and South Africa’s own need for new …

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