Tag: Ethiopia

Africa, Energy, Eniday

How climate change could impact the Nile

At 4,180 miles, the river Nile is the longest river in the world and lies at the heart of the cradle of civilization. Today, it is the main source of water for people of the lower Nile basin countries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia… A case in point is Egypt, which […]

Africa, Liquid Natural Gas, Oil, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Horn of Africa Pipelines Garner Foreign Attention

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal November 2016, Vol. 243, No. 11  Two countries in the Horn of Africa peninsula, Ethiopia and  Djibouti, are  fast becoming the centre of attention for foreign investment in  infrastructure projects. Djibouti, with its Red Sea port, is of strategic importance as the gateway to imports and exports […]

Africa, coal, Energy Policy, Gas, Journalism, Nuclear, Oil, Pipelines, South Africa, Technology

How Africa is solving its energy crisis?

Nicholas Newman This list of links below is to articles I have written and published covering how investors, operators, policy makers and regulators have tackled the problem of delivering affordable and reliable energy projects in a profitable manner in Africa. Gas to Power Projects – Options for gas to power […]

Africa, African Review, Nigeria, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, South Africa, Wind Power

The prospects for wind power

Nicholas Newman November 2015 African Review Why the wind power industry in Africa is expected to experience a huge boost in installed capacity over the next few years. While wind power on the continent currently makes up only one per cent of total electricity, or 1 GW, there is an additional […]

Africa, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Ethiopia aims to build 8,700 MW of hydro projects

Nicholas Newman Afrelec  27 May 2015 Ethiopia-aims-to-build-8700-mw-of-giant-hydro-projects-by-2017 Ethiopia aims to build 8,700 MW of giant hydro projects by 2017, but it faces competition in East Africa for investment capital. It is banking on regional export opportunities: The country’s flagship Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will add 6,000-MW of capacity Hydro schemes […]