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Africa Energy Indaba

Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2024 With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024 iteration of this event will be a “prime example” of this ongoing event’s relevance to the industry,... 

Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2024 Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (Rompco) CEO Mlandzeni Boyce, who underscores the importance of gas as a... 

MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda

Astron Energy introduces new solution for varnish

16th February 2024 At Astron Energy, we don’t accept the status quo, particularly when challenges are industry-wide and costly. We sat down with Astron Energy Technical Specialist Faiz Regal to find out which big innovation solutions have been developed for the energy sector.  Q. What is one of the biggest... 

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Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET

16th February 2024 The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy transition, energy access, and new solutions and technologies for the continent, comments GEAPP South... 

Solutions provider offers financing model for solar

16th February 2024 Solar solutions provider Candi Solar is offering a financing model to companies who cannot afford the commonly significant upfront expenditure for solar energy installations. The initiative addresses a pressing need in the South African market, where conventional financial instruments fail to... 

BRIDGING THE GAP
Candi Solar is eager to bridge the gap in the solar market through its financial model
BRIDGING THE GAP Candi Solar is eager to bridge the gap in the solar market through its financial model

AID Renewables

10th February 2023 Established in 2004, AID Renewables provides expert training, services, and equipment for wind turbines, including work-at-height courses and personal protective equipment. 

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Milestone for gas project

10th February 2023 Global energy major BP and project partner Technip Energies have reached a new milestone regarding the development of the highly-anticipated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. In January, the project partners announced that... 

More investment needed to finance energy projects in Africa

10th February 2023 Raising capital for energy projects and building sustainable pipelines is complex in a market that is challenged by demand for fossil fuels, while simultaneously trying to satisfy carbon-neutral policies and commitments. Events organiser Siyenza Management states that data shows that despite... 

Returning in-person Indaba to host Africa energy discourse

By: Cameron Mackay     10th February 2023 The fifteenth edition of the Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) – which will be hosted from March 7 to 9 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in the Western Cape – will be hosted as a fully physical event for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to “bring people together to... 

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CONTINENTAL CAPABILITIES Access to clean energy and the ability to harness and distribute power is critical for African leaders to adopt to encourage growth and stability across Africa

Indaba ties in with city’s energy plans

By: Sabrina Jardim     25th February 2022 With the City of Cape Town being an emerging leader in the new energy space in South Africa, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says hosting the Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) bodes well for the city’s energy plans. “While we want to focus the... 

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MAYOR GEORDIN HILL-LEWIS The mayor of Cape Town is excited to host the 2022 Africa Energy Indaba at the CTICC owing to the city’s energy’s plans

Council to coordinate content at Indaba

By: Sabrina Jardim     25th February 2022 The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), supported by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), is collaborating with the Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) to profile South African companies in the energy sector at the event. SAEEC is coordinating the engagement between... 

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CHIBONI EVANS The SAEEC is collaborating with AEI organisers regarding content to be discussed at this year’s Indaba.

Power Quality the focus at AEI

By: Sabrina Jardim     25th February 2022 The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) aims to raise awareness of the importance of Power Quality in the manufacturing industry at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI). Power Quality refers to the degree to which a power system conforms to established standards; in the... 

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TANYA VAN ZYL The NCPC-SA to address Power Quality issues in South Africa at this year’s AEI.

EPC company a gold partner at Indaba

By: Sabrina Jardim     25th February 2022 Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) company Lesedi is participating at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) as a gold partner, says Lesedi business development executive Shane Pereira. This will be the company’s eighth year of participation. 

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SHANE PEREIRA As a gold partner at the AEI, Lesedi aims to provide critical insights to attendees

Indaba to focus on increasing need for energy access

By: Sabrina Jardim     25th February 2022 This year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) will focus on the growing need for energy access throughout Africa, says exhibitions company Siyenza MD Liz Hart. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 1 to 2 March 2022. 

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HYBRID MODEL This year’s hybrid AEI combines a virtual conference with a physical exhibition

Law firm to provide insight on energy laws

By: Sabrina Jardim     25th February 2022 Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright will participate at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba as a partner, providing a legal perspective on energy sector laws. The global law firm provides a business law service, with an industry focus throughout major key industries, including the energy industry. 

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TRANSITION MISSION Norton Rose Fulbright is participating as a partner at this year’s Indaba to discuss energy storage and the just energy transition

Storage high on the agenda for emerging economies

19th February 2021 Energy storage coupled with renewable energy ensures less intermittent supply of power, thereby solving balancing and system reliability issues, the Africa Energy Indaba stated in a January press release. 

SHAKING UP THE INDUSTRY 
Energy storage technologies are viewed as a potential game-changer for widespread adoption of renewable energy generation throughout Africa
SHAKING UP THE INDUSTRY Energy storage technologies are viewed as a potential game-changer for widespread adoption of renewable energy generation throughout Africa

Rising demand underpins renewables’ importance

19th February 2021 As demand rises for more accessible renewable energy, the Africa Energy Indaba conference discussions are set to underscore various new avenues for innovative financing to steer Africa’s ever-changing energy landscape towards sustainability. 

RESILIENT INDUSTRY
The renewables sector is proving its resilience in the midst of a crisis
RESILIENT INDUSTRY The renewables sector is proving its resilience in the midst of a crisis

Unpacking opportunities in Africa’s gas sector

19th February 2021 Africa’s oil and gas potential will grow significantly over the next two decades, driven by population growth, urbanisation and the emergence of a wealthier middle class in Africa, according to the Africa Energy Indaba, which will take place virtually from March 1 to 5. 

OPPORTUNITIES GALORE 
There is no doubt that Africa remains open for exploration by oil and gas companies
OPPORTUNITIES GALORE There is no doubt that Africa remains open for exploration by oil and gas companies

Cape Town adds more energy to Indaba

By: Cameron Mackay     21st February 2020 The decision to host this year’s Africa Energy Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on March 3 and 4, rather than in Johannesburg, where it was hosted previously, has resulted in increased interest from African and global delegates to attend the event, says Africa Energy Indaba... 

ENERGISING AFRICA
The sub-Saharan and East African regions will feature strongly at the indaba as electricity demand in these regions, and the rest of Africa, is growing
ENERGISING AFRICA The sub-Saharan and East African regions will feature strongly at the indaba as electricity demand in these regions, and the rest of Africa, is growing

Energy institute to focus on IRP at Indaba

By: Cameron Mackay     21st February 2020 The publication of the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in October last year will be a significant focus area for State-owned energy researcher the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba. “The publication of the IRP provides... 

BARRY BREDENKAMP

We certainly don’t have to re-invent the wheel, there are many African countries doing exceptional work in this area, and we can learn from them
BARRY BREDENKAMP We certainly don’t have to re-invent the wheel, there are many African countries doing exceptional work in this area, and we can learn from them

LED company aims to benefit from trade agreement at Indaba

By: Cameron Mackay     21st February 2020 This year’s Africa Energy Indaba will provide light-emitting-diode (LED) technology provider Grandstage Trading with opportunities to explore how it will achieve its objectives through the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which will be a significant topic... 

CHRISTINE MASAITI 

An important factor of the discussions at the indaba which could be of great benefit is encouraging the public to move to LED lighting technology
CHRISTINE MASAITI An important factor of the discussions at the indaba which could be of great benefit is encouraging the public to move to LED lighting technology

Indaba increases prospect of project funding

By: Cameron Mackay     21st February 2020 The Africa Energy Indaba provides an ideal opportunity for State-owned export credit agency (ECA) the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) to become more involved in the funding of significant energy infrastructure projects. “The Indaba raises the ECIC’s profile as an... 

ATTRACTING THE GLOBE

The ECIC’s mandate from government is to make local exports attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create jobs
ATTRACTING THE GLOBE The ECIC’s mandate from government is to make local exports attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create jobs

Company launches lithium solar battery range

21st February 2020 Lithium iron phosphate batteries – the battery of the future – provide powerful solutions to consumers and commercial enterprises alike, particularly in solar installations.  For South Africans, however, taking advantage of these batteries has been hindered by a high price tag as a result of... 

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With the Max Li range, home owners and small businesses will have a battery solution to help use solar technology - be it off-grid or grid-tied
SUNNY SIDE UP With the Max Li range, home owners and small businesses will have a battery solution to help use solar technology - be it off-grid or grid-tied

Event set to dissect the future of African energy

By: Paige Müller     15th February 2019 The eleventh edition of the Africa Energy Indaba – which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from February 19 to 20 this year – will focus on the future prospects and direction of energy on the African continent from an energy provision and investment point of view.... 

AFRICA’S ENERGY FUTURE The Africa Energy Indaba will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from February 19 and 20 this year
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AFRICA’S ENERGY FUTURE The Africa Energy Indaba will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from February 19 and 20 this year

Power utility business models set to change

15th February 2019 According to Africa Energy Indaba organiser Siyenza, African power utilities must respond appropriately to impending forces to prevent being surpassed by technological and market change. The organiser explains that several disruptive forces are set to threaten the traditional power utility... 

A CHANGING FUTURE Several disruptive forces are set to threaten the traditional power utility business model
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A CHANGING FUTURE Several disruptive forces are set to threaten the traditional power utility business model

Continent’s energy demands increase

15th February 2019 Africa’s demand for energy is steadily increasing and solutions to meet this growth have become a major concern amongst the energy sector leaders of the continent. Key factors contributing to this soaring energy demand are Africa’s ever-growing population and the continent’s accelerating economic... 

DEMAND SPIKE
Africa is still undergoing rapid urbanisation, further contributing to its economic development and energy consumption demands
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DEMAND SPIKE Africa is still undergoing rapid urbanisation, further contributing to its economic development and energy consumption demands

Equatorial Guinea praised for improved business environment

15th February 2019 Continental industry association the African Energy Chamber welcomes the improvement of Equatorial Guinea’s business environment through the establishment of an all inclusive model for setting up businesses in the country. “The implementation of Equatorial Guinea’s one-stop shop allows companies... 

OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been personally advocating for stronger reforms to Equatorial Guinea’s business environment over the past few years
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OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been personally advocating for stronger reforms to Equatorial Guinea’s business environment over the past few years

What to expect from 2019 Africa Energy Indaba

15th February 2019 The Africa Energy Indaba Conference is the definitive energy conference for Africa providing an annual programme that shapes energy policy for the African continent. Key issues that impact the African energy sector will be discussed and debated at the event, based on the outcomes of the 2018... 

ADEQUATE GENERATION 
The Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the continent.
ADEQUATE GENERATION The Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the continent.

Energy capacity shortfalls stunting Africa’s industrialisation efforts

By: Paige Müller     15th February 2019 Insurance company the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) says there are significant shortfalls and backlogs in Africa’s installed energy capacity, which is stunting the continent’s efforts to industrialise and expand its local economies. ECIC COO Mandisi Nkuhlu stresses... 

UPDATING INFRASTRUCTURE The ECIC is aiding Mozambique State utility Electricidade de Mocambique in a project to finance the rehabilitation of the country’s electricity infrastructure in northern Mozambique and in Maputo
UPDATING INFRASTRUCTURE The ECIC is aiding Mozambique State utility Electricidade de Mocambique in a project to finance the rehabilitation of the country’s electricity infrastructure in northern Mozambique and in Maputo

Renewables ensure cleaner national energy

By: Paige Müller     15th February 2019 The wide-scale adoption of renewable energy projects throughout South Africa will result in a more cost-effective and cleaner national energy supply, says renewable-energy development and management company G7 Renewable Energies. “About 20 years ago, the renewables debate was about environmental... 

AFFORDABLE ENERGY
For the first time, South Africa is seeing a real opportunity to buck the trend of ever-increasing electricity tariffs
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AFFORDABLE ENERGY For the first time, South Africa is seeing a real opportunity to buck the trend of ever-increasing electricity tariffs

Renewable grids present investment opportunity

By: Paige Müller     15th February 2019 The recent trend towards the development of renewable energy, including those based on smart grids and microgrids in Africa, has encouraged the establishment of a new renewable energy equity fund. With the Africa Energy Indaba set to take place from February 19 to 20 at the Sandton Convention... 

GAS ON THE RISE There has been and increase in the development of gas-fired power stations throughout Africa
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GAS ON THE RISE There has been and increase in the development of gas-fired power stations throughout Africa

Technical workshops to address energy efficiency

By: Paige Müller     15th February 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry’s National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) programme states that it will host technical workshops at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba. NCPC-SA communication manager Julie Wells tells Engineering News that the organisation plans on “a strong... 

MITIGATING EMISSIONS 
NCPC-SA’s South African Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project has mitigating about 3.7-million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions
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MITIGATING EMISSIONS NCPC-SA’s South African Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project has mitigating about 3.7-million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

M&R committed to deliver sub-Saharan power and water prospects as mega-project era draws to close 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th February 2018 The Power & Water business platform within JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is beginning to shift its attention from Eskom’s two megascale power station projects, in Limpopo and Mpumalanga respectively, to tackling a range of smaller opportunities in various... 

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M&R Power & Water platform head Steve Harrison and business development director Vusi Tsale outline the unit’s new strategy as the Medupi and Kusile projects draw to a close. Camerawork and Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Innovation and blockchain tech high on agenda at energy event

16th February 2018 Leading figures within the African energy scene will convene at the tenth Africa Energy Indaba (AEI), including at the World Energy Council's (WEC’s) annual Africa meeting, to discuss the importance of innovation and regional integration at a time when the energy sector is undergoing a major... 

CHRISTOPH FREI
Achieving a robust energy future in a context of the triple transition requires different approaches guided by innovative policies
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CHRISTOPH FREI Achieving a robust energy future in a context of the triple transition requires different approaches guided by innovative policies

Event to add value to African energy sector

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 To bolster the socioeconomic development of the African energy sector, Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) chairperson Brian Statham says thinking within the sector needs to be expanded. 

BRIAN STATHAM
Diversity energy sources provide an opportunity to interconnect energy systems
BRIAN STATHAM Diversity energy sources provide an opportunity to interconnect energy systems

Company first-time exhibitor at event

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 South African electrical engineering company Power Plant Electrical Technologies (PPE Technologies) will exhibit at the African Energy Indaba (AEI) for the first time this year. 

POSITIVE GROWTH TRAJECTORY
Creating awareness of companies’ capabilities will lead to positive results in trade growth
POSITIVE GROWTH TRAJECTORY Creating awareness of companies’ capabilities will lead to positive results in trade growth

Conference to foster entrepreneurial opportunities for women

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 To assist women in being successful renewable-energy entrepreneurs, the African Energy Sector: Scope and Opportunity discussion topic at this year’s Women in Energy Conference will focus on the entrepreneurial opportunities in the energy sector and how women can maximise their participation. 

NELISIWE MAGUBANE
The conference will also provide insights and opportunities for career development and entrepreneurship for women who want to participate in the energy sector
NELISIWE MAGUBANE The conference will also provide insights and opportunities for career development and entrepreneurship for women who want to participate in the energy sector

Sarens siba

16th February 2018 It is the mission of heavy-lifting and engineered transport specialist Sarens to be the reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. Understanding the need for change and transformation in the South African market, as well as the need to incorporate previously... 

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