Schneider Electric to launch Locally Assembled Electrical Switchboard Panels for the Buildings Sector after partnership with JS Electromec

Schneider Electric, the leading provider of innovative energy management solutions, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with JS Electromec, the leading electrical panel builder and supplier of medium and low voltage automation and control panels in Tanzania. This collaboration will see JS Electromec locally manufacture IEC-Standard Prisma iPM electrical switchboards an initiative that is…

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Africa’s energy leapfrogging vested on Flexible Power technologies

By Marc Thiriet, Director, Africa, Wärtsilä Energy There has been much discussion about Africa’s ability to ‘leapfrog’ the way power systems have been built in the western world. For over a century, traditional power systems have been based on centralised power generation, with a limited number of large thermal power plants providing baseload electricity through…

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South Africa to Introduce Electric Taxis Despite the ongoing energy crisis

Despite facing a significant load-shedding crisis, South Africa continues progressing towards green energy solutions. A team from Stellenbosch University (SU), a government-owned institution, is examining the viability of introducing the nation’s inaugural electric taxis. These taxis can potentially cover distances of up to 120 kilometres before necessitating a recharge. They are equipped with an electric motor…

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Kenya faced with a plunge in darkness after a 20-Hour Power Outage At Nairobi Airport, prompting the country to reach out to Uganda for Help

Kenya Power, the national electric utility company in Kenya, has reached out to Uganda for assistance in restoring imported electricity to address the power crisis in the country. The outage, caused by a system disturbance, occurred on Friday, affecting many parts of Kenya. The outage left passengers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), stuck in…

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South Africa to capitalize on Solar and Hydrogen projects to anchor the Nation’s Energy transition strategy

In a recent announcement, Minister of Minerals and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, emphasized the importance of reinforcing performing power stations instead of decommissioning them. This strategy aims to build new capacity while maintaining existing infrastructure. Mantashe highlighted the significance of the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), set to be released for public comment, which will guide…

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Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion for Africa partners with Trine, an impact investment platform

Impact investment platform Trine and the Foundation for Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion for Africa (CEI Africa) have entered into an agreement for clean energy investing. Under this Framework Agreement, Trine can access a credit facility of EUR 3 million to co-finance qualified companies alongside European retail investors who invest via its platform. The cooperation between CEI…

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G Media designs successful campaign of Ethio Telecom’s Tele Birr Super App Launch

Africa has long been a breeding ground for innovation and creativity. In recent years, an increasing number of innovative companies have carved their niche, challenging traditional norms and transforming various industries. From groundbreaking technology startups to sustainable agricultural ventures, Africa has become a hotbed for disruptive entrepreneurial endeavors. These companies are not only reshaping the…

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