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State, Market and Competition - Can Eskom be rescued?

Eskom is a vertically integrated monopoly, wholly owned by the state, supplying about 90 per cent of the electricity consumed in South Africa. Measured by generating capacity, it is the eleventh largest power utility in the world. It is the sixth la…

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…

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…

Despite Hydropower Surplus, Most Ugandans Report Lack of Electricity

Electricity is a major determinant of a country’s economic prosperity. Lack of access to electricity has an enormous impact on the use of emerging technologies, modern economic activities, public service delivery, and standards of living. About 15 y…

Prerequisite for Progress: Accessible, Reliable Power Still in Short Supply Across Africa

Given its undisputed importance for almost any aspect of development – from health and educational achievement to economic growth and poverty reduction – access to electricity may have earned the status of a basic human right. At a minimum, it is wi…

Still Lacking Reliable Electricity from the Grid, Many Africans Turn to Other Sources

Electricity is a basic prerequisite for human development. The United Nations (UN) highlight “access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all” as its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 7. Electrification powers the provision of re…

Le Réseau Électrique N'étant Toujours pas Fiable, beaucoup d'Africains Recourent à D'autres Sources / Still Lacking Reliable Electricity from the Grid, Many Africans Turn to Other Sources.

Electricity is a basic prerequisite for human development. The United Nations (UN) highlight “access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all” as its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 7. Electrification powers the provision of re…

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