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Ghana’s green projects

Nicholas Newman Afrelec October 2017 Since taking office in January 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo, alarmed that Ghana’s dash for electricity risked swinging from power shortages to a power glut  — and paying too much in the process –   has applied the brakes on the power procurement process. Renewable power projects, […]

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Recent work in September

  Here are a few examples describing or introducing some of my recent energy journalism, copywriting and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of September.   AFRELEC Ghana’s green energy projects await sign-off About 10 percent of electricity production to come from […]

Afrelec, Africa, Energy, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas

South Africa’s gas-to-power IPP dreams rest on shaky foundations

Nicholas Newman Afrelec November 2016 South Africa’s inexperienced energy authorities must make choices on building two IPP gas-to-power projects in the face of inadequate evidence and volatile markets, writes Nicholas Newman AFTER years of discussion, South Africa has issued an invitation to bid for two LNG-to power projects.  The first is a 2,000-MW scheme, based […]

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Recent Work In October

Here are a few examples of my recent energy journalism and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of October 2016. AFRELEC South Africa invites bidders to invest in its gas to power projects Because of issuing of Preliminary Information Memorandum this October, […]

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 […]