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Namibia’s electricity export ambitions hit a major snag

In a development that could destabilise Namibia’s electricity export initiative, industry sources have told African Energy the authorities have drastically downsized the amount of power allowed for export from 750MW to 100MW, making export-oriented independent power producers’ plants economically unviable.

Issue 501 - 26 February 2024

Pin Namibia, South Africa

Pin Transmission & distribution, Strategy & risk, Finance & investment

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African Energy at 500: power industry fails to cope with Africa’s growing populations

Publication of the 500th issue provides an opportunity to look back at a few triumphs and many missed opportunities in the industries African Energy has covered since it was launched in 1998.

Industry and financial trends have evolved, and sometimes returned to haunt stakeholders years after they were thought to be history. One constant has been the huge increase in the continent’s population, which means the UN target of universal clean energy access is constantly pushed into the distance.

Issue 500 - 18 February 2024

Pin Renewable energy, Resources, Transition minerals, Strategy & risk, ESG

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New data: African power generation additions lowest in five years

Since 2018, Africa has seen a downward trend in annual net power generation capacity additions. Of the 4.5GW added in 2023, 1.4GW came from hydroelectric power.

New report suggests SDG7 could be achieved by 2034

African Energy staff led research for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership’s second annual European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report.

Data illustrates the performance and prospects for renewable energy in Africa

The latest figures from Live Data show the direction of the continent's on-grid power generation industry over the next five years

Research underlines challenges faced by carbon and renewable credits markets

Almost 50% of respondents to an African Energy survey said the certification of carbon or renewable credits is too costly or time-intensive.

North Africa power trends: Renewable energy potential only partially met in gas-addicted region

African Energy has analysed the latest on-grid power generation data for North Africa.

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