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Africa, African Review, African Review of Business and Technology, Energy, Energy Policy, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Power

Solving the demand and supply equation

African Review February 2017 Only 7 of 48 sub-Saharan countries have electrification rates above 50 percent, with the remainder averaging just 20 percent notes EY, Power Transaction and Trends, Q 2m 2015.  For example, in Kenya, although 73 percent of the population live within one kilometre of a transformer, only […]

Africa, Gas, Investment, Power, Power Grid, Shipping, South Africa

South Africa announces first step towards imported LNG

  Nicholas Newman Flame Europe’s Leading Natural Gas & LNG Conference June 2016 In response to chronic power shortages, South Africa’s Department of Energy (DOE) plans to expand total generating capacity by 40 GW by 2025, with a mix of more environmentally friendly fuels such as renewables, hydro, nuclear power and natural […]

Afrelec, Africa, Energy Policy, Gas, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid, South Africa, Technology

South Africa’s gas-power paradox

Nicholas Newman AfriElec 18 March 2015 South Africa wants more natural gas-fired power generation but lacks domestic production and transmission infrastructure to spur growth The Integrated Resource Plan wants gas to account for 10% of generation by 2022 Gas-fired generation is cheaper than power from coal and renewables SA needs […]