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Hitachi Energy advances a sustainable energy future for all

Hitachi Energy advances a sustainable energy future for all

Business, Corporate Stories, Energy
By 2050, global electrification will near‐double in demand and electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system. Hitachi Energy (HitachiEnergy.com) has pioneered many of the technologies needed for advancing a sustainable energy future for all, with the company committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation. “Hitachi Energy’s mission is to ensure that the world’s energy system is sustainable, flexible and secure. The world of energy continues to evolve, and therefore Hitachi Energy is developing its energy market reach and portfolio into new areas, expanding beyond the grid,” comments Malvin Naicker, Managing Director for Sub Saharan Africa. “It is crucial that we take on the challenge of accelerating the pace of change. We need to support this global challenge wi...
Energy efficiency is key to the sustainability of data centres in Africa

Energy efficiency is key to the sustainability of data centres in Africa

Business, Economy, Energy
Access to affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable sources of electricity is a pressing issue for the growing number of Data Centre operators across Africa. These facilities need to ensure a high availability of power to mitigate downtime, but many African countries face frequent power outages. Existing Data Centres have relied on diesel-fuelled generators to sustain operations during power outages, a practice that could exacerbate carbon emissions in the future. Indeed, the deployment of hyperscale Data Centre capacity is expected to increase emissions through further diesel-generator utilisation. Existing Data Centres have relied on diesel-fuelled generators to sustain operations during power outages In a recently published focus report by Oxford Business Group tit...
Nedbank Corporate & Investment Confirms as the Official Energy Transition Partner for African Energy Week in Cape Town

Nedbank Corporate & Investment Confirms as the Official Energy Transition Partner for African Energy Week in Cape Town

Business, Corporate Stories, Energy
The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce that Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) has been confirmed as the official energy transition partner for Africa’s premier energy event, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November. Representing one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, Nedbank CIB is committed to promoting financing solutions to drive Africa’s green energy revolution. In Cape Town, Nedbank CIB will offer critical insights into financing Africa’s energy transition, engaging with stakeholders and leading the discussion on domestic capital raising, responsible lending, and growing Africa’s green economy. A division of financial services group Nedbank, Nedbank CIB serves as a strate...
Energy transition-a new path to power in Africa

Energy transition-a new path to power in Africa

Business, Economy, Energy
Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations are delivering increasingly decentralised power to the people of the continent in new ways. A recent White Paper released by global management consultancy company Kearney outlines the overarching strategic considerations for African utilities to forge a path to sustainability amidst the backdrop of this global paradigm shift. Entitled A New Energy Path to Viability for African Utilities, the paper unpacks the broader macroeconomic trends that are shaping the transition.  Kearney partner Igor Hulak explains the dual mandate shouldered by energy utilities in Africa, who play an integral role on the continent. “Availability of power is e...
Ethiopian Airlines Offers Exclusive Discount for Delegates going to African Energy Week in Cape Town in November 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Offers Exclusive Discount for Delegates going to African Energy Week in Cape Town in November 2021

Aviation, Business, Corporate Stories, Energy
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading commercial airline and Ethiopia’s flag carrier, has partnered with African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 for its highly anticipated conference in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November. By offering discounts for passengers travelling to AEW 2021 in November, Ethiopian Airlines will not only provide world-class transportation for regional and international delegates, but reaffirms the airline’s commitment to African destinations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the terms of the partnership, Ethiopian Airlines will offer a 12% discount on both business and economy class fares. The discount can be attained by using the exclusive discount code – available at https://aew2021.com/travel/ – when purchasing flight tickets through the airlin...
Senegal: Boosting the role of Women in the Energy Sector (By Miguel Artacho)

Senegal: Boosting the role of Women in the Energy Sector (By Miguel Artacho)

Business, Energy, Innovation
Energy poverty is one of the single largest challenges preventing faster economic development throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In rural areas it is particularly crucial that women have adequate access to energy, given their crucial role leading families and the stewardship of the household´s economy. The Government of Senegal has made energy sector development a key component of the Plan Sénégal Emergent (https://bit.ly/3ukEBoW), which aims to modernize the country´s economy and achieve a wide number of ambitious socio-economic development objectives, as well as ensuring greater gender equality. Priorities include lowering the cost of energy by reducing dependence on imported liquid fuels and increasing electricity access-particularly in rural areas. Senegal has significant potential...
Energy Capital & Power, Libya-Analysis LLC Partner for Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021

Energy Capital & Power, Libya-Analysis LLC Partner for Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021

Corporate Stories, Economy, Energy
Energy Capital & Power has signed a strategic partnership with consulting firm Libya-Analysis LLC ahead of the upcoming Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 (22-23 November, Tripoli); Libya-Analysis LLC produces analysis, forecasting and research on the North African oil producer, providing targeted advisory services and real-time insights into the complex dynamics shaping the market; the Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 will serve as the first major energy conference to be held in Tripoli in a decade, uniting local and foreign investors, policymakers and financiers. Energy Capital & Power (ECP) is proud to announce its strategic partnership with consulting company Libya-Analysis LLC ahead of the first-ever Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 (22-23 November, ...
The Gambian Ministry of Petroleum and Gambia National Petroleum Company to Participate in MSGBC 2021 Oil, Gas & Power Conference

The Gambian Ministry of Petroleum and Gambia National Petroleum Company to Participate in MSGBC 2021 Oil, Gas & Power Conference

Business, Corporate Stories, Economy, Energy, Oil & Gas
The Gambia’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, together with Gambia National Petroleum Company, have been confirmed as strategic government partners for the upcoming MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition; Delegations from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Gambia National Petroleum Company have confirmed that they will speak at the event; Organized by Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition will take place in Dakar on 2-3 December, 2021. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Gambia and the Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC) have been confirmed as strategic government partners and speakers for the upcoming MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition, organize...
OPEC Secretary General Says Africa Needs to Combat Energy Poverty As a Priority

OPEC Secretary General Says Africa Needs to Combat Energy Poverty As a Priority

Corporate Stories, Economy, Energy, Oil & Gas
H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has urged African oil-producing countries to continue developing their energy sector activities and reassured that OPEC will continue to serve as a viable partner and “assist [them] in whatever way possible.” OPEC categorially rejects the narrative that the energy transition is from hydrocarbons to renewables Speaking during a meeting at the Republic of the Congo’s National Oil Company, Société nationale des pétroles du Congo (SNPC), as part of a historic three day OPEC and African Energy Chamber delegation to the country on Monday, he highlighted the role of oil and gas in the development of Africa’s energy industry, as well as global energy security. H.E. Barkindo further...
IAGC President Nikki Martins Places Geophysical Technology at the Center of the Global Energy Industry, Confirms as Keynote Speaker at African Energy Week in Cape Town

IAGC President Nikki Martins Places Geophysical Technology at the Center of the Global Energy Industry, Confirms as Keynote Speaker at African Energy Week in Cape Town

Business, Corporate Stories, Energy
Emphasizing the value of geophysical operations in ensuring predictability, enhancing efficiency, and driving investment, Nikki Martins will open a critical discussion on industry alignment and partnerships at African Energy Week in Cape Town. African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 in Cape Town is dedicated to enhancing international-Africa relations in a bid to dramatically boost knowledge-sharing, multilateral partnerships, and accelerated industry growth. On the back of several other American VIP speaker confirmations, Nikki Martins, President of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at AEW 2021 in Cape Town. Providing an opening address at AEW 2021, Martins will emphasize the value of the geophysical and exploration industr...

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