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Transmission investment - can new schemes unlock Africa's power markets?

In every country and region of Africa the addition of more transmission capacity will open new IPP opportunities, allow more wind and solar to be added, will stimulate trade making generation projects more bankable, and of course will bring power to more businesses and people, improving lives and stimulating economic growth.  Detailed planning, better financial models, and improved regulation are finally being put in place at utility, power pool and multilateral institution level. The test is whether serious money will follow.

African Energy is following what could be the single most important phase of African power markets development. 

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Has ailing Eskom been left behind in South Africa’s private sector power boom?

The energy needs of the largest energy consumers are now setting the agenda in South Africa, with an extraordinary boom in C&I power procurement that is changing the shape of the ESI.

The opportunities are great but so are the risks, with huge unanswered questions about whether this improvised transition can deliver reliable, low-carbon power for both corporate and retail customers.

African Energy has investigated the main trends in this rapidly evolving situation, and looked at how the generation, transmission and regulatory landscape is likely to evolve in the coming period.

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The Libya energy dossier

African Energy’s latest piece of investigative journalism is based on a stream of leaked documents, mostly in Arabic, which have been translated and verified by John Hamilton, a senior editor who over the past 17 years has reported in detail and in depth on Libya's energy sector including all aspects of the oil, gas and electric power sectors.

This exposé of mismanagement, corruption and lack of accountability is part of an ongoing reporting project.

African Energy has examined dozens of internal documents from the Ministry of Oil and Gas, NOC, the Government of National Unity, and other related institutions which provide a unique insight into how Libya’s oil and gas sector is being managed.  African Energy’s research has revealed key risks which any participant in the sector will need to understand and navigate.

 

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Big gas and security – getting LNG out of Mozambique

Momentum for Mozambique's LNG projects has been slowly building following Eni's export of its first LNG cargo from the troubled Cabo Delgado region in 2022. 

TotalEnergies has confirmed longstanding speculation that work will resume at Mozambique LNG this year, while ExxonMobil is aiming for a final investment decision on its Rovuma project in 2025.

African Energy continues to follow the development of these key projects and the underlying security situation which caused force majeure to be triggered, following  attacks by jihadist insurgents in March 2021.
 

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