Power Grid

Africa, Energy, Eniday, Gas, Journalism, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Oil, Power Grid, Renewables

Hybrid power plants

Nicholas Newman eniday October 2017 Hybrid cars and buses are growing in importance in the transportation sector. Still in the pioneering stage are hybrid power plants, which utilize several different power generation technologies, such as diesel, biogas, gas, solar and wind, often integrated or combined with some form of energy storage… A hybrid power plant can […]

Afrelec, Africa, Afroil, Energy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Europe, Gas, Journalism, Northern Europe, Oil, Pipelines Gas Journal, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Technology, Wind Power

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 […]

Africa, Energy, Eniday, Investment, Nigeria, Power Grid, Technology, Trains, Transport

Africa’s trains in the future

Nicholas Newman Eniday July 2017 Today, it is rare to see Africa’s locomotives using coal as a fuel of choice. Instead, it is likely to be diesel or electric engines pulling the continent’s freight and passenger trains. Across Africa, a rail investment boom is taking place, resulting in plans to invest $30 billion on 6,835 […]

Eastern Europe, Energy, Energy Management, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Eniday, Europe, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid

Ensuring renewables’ reliability

Nicholas Newman Eniday July 2017 As renewable energy becomes cost-competitive with conventional power sources, its market share has grown from 22 percent in 2012 to 29 percent in 2040 worldwide. However, for renewables to truly close the gap between present capacity and potential, the challenge of intermittency must be addressed. Here are listed several […]

Africa, African Review, African Review of Business and Technology, Energy, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Are gensets the answer to Africa’s power problem?

Nicholas Newman African Review October 2016 Africa is at tipping point. Millions face power shortages due to unreliability. Could gen sets be the answer to these African energy prayers? Nicholas Newman reports Africa is a big market for gensets, according to Price Waterhouse Coopers. It expects expenditure to increase by […]

Africa, Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Country Reports, Eniday, Power, Power Grid, South Africa

Continental Shift: Africa’s emerging gas to power revolution

Nicholas Newman Continental Shift: Africa’s emerging gas to power revolution, a report just published, concerned with the issues of investing in gas fueled independent power production in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on South Africa. This report is based on meetings that took place in London offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus […]

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 […]

Eastern Europe, Energy, Europe, Gas, Investment, National Grid, Nuclear, Petroleum Review, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Problem Solved

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review June 2016   Historically, the economies, politics and energy sectors of the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – were highly dependent on their powerful neighbour, Russia.  Between 1990, the year of their independence and 2003, when they joined the European Union, these countries remained […]

Africa, African Review, African Review of Business and Technology, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Islands of Energy Potential

Nicholas Newman African Review February 2016 There are thousands of islands located on Africa’s many lakes and surrounding its coasts. It has been estimated by the African Development Bank, that there are some 30 million people inhabiting Africa’s islands, paying some of the highest power prices in the world. At […]