Tag: renewables

Eniday, Power, Renewables, Technology, Wind Power

How to design a wind farm

For investors, developers and operators of wind farms, considerable effort and costs are expended in finding a suitable site, gaining planning approval, purchasing its components and supervising its construction and commissioning… This feature looks at some of the issues involved in getting a commercial onshore wind farm fully commissioned and serving the […]

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Energy, Eniday, Power, Renewables

Encouraging local energy projects

Traditional fossil-fuel based and capital-intensive energy projects, owned by national and international oil and gas companies or large utilities such as Eskom, RWE, Eon, are taking a turn… In contrast, established oil and gas companies are joining pioneering independent E&P companies, such as those that develop U.S. shale resources. At the same time, […]

Gas, Innovation, Investment, Liquid Natural Gas, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Oil majors are finding the right business model for renewables

US onshore oil production averages a 33 percent IRR, observes a Wood Mackenzie report ‘How oil & gas Majors can scale in renewables’. By comparison, a wind project in a developed country generates around 7 percent IRR, while solar earns just 5 percent.

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Africa, coal, Energy, Energy Management, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Gas, Investment, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, Power, Power Grid

Key trends in Africa’s power sector

Africa has always been a land of opportunity, promise and risk for investors; however, many of its economic dreams have been handicapped by the shortage of reliable and affordable energy supplies in many areas, whilst in its rural areas over 600 million people have no access to power supplies. In addition, […]

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Energy Management, Eniday, Europe, Flame Conference, Journalism, Petroleum Review, Technology, Trains, Transport, Western Europe, Wind Power

Recent work in May

Recent examples of my journalism, editorial, copywriting and corporate work for various clients in May. Petroleum Review The trials and tribulations of managing Russian oil pipeline network A look at the work of Russian oil pipeline company Transneft Railway Journal The impact of blockchain on the rail sector A look […]