Posts tagged as World Bank

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

Telling the public the benefits of renewable energy

  Global and local experts and leaders within the renewable energy industry say tangible action needs to be taken to drive general awareness and understanding about the benefits of renewable energy in South Africa as the country’s energy mix is currently being decided. This was the message communicated at the recent Energy21 exchange hub, a workshop hosted […]

SA’s renewable energy IPP procurement programme: Success factors and lessons

  This is an Executive Summary of the World Bank report Download the full World Bank report here South Africa occupies a central position in the global debate regarding the most effective policy instruments to accelerate and sustain private investment in renewable energy. In 2009, the government began exploring feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy, […]

Eskom awarded US $3,75-billion World Bank loan in controversial circumstances

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers (follow EE Publishers on Twitter) To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“, click on the title of the article of interest, and respond.  It’s official – we’ve got the loan. And from […]

Eskom

by EE Publishers staff reporter (follow EE Publishers on Twitter)   To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“, click on the title of the article of interest, and respond.  Note to media: This article may be used […]

Off-grid lighting conference

Lighting Africa 2010 business conference and trade fair is scheduled for 18 to 20 May 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. Billed as a one-stop shop on off-grid lighting markets, technologies and products, this event is the second global Lighting Africa conference. The first, held in Accra, Ghana, in May 2008 brought together over 400 participants. Lighting […]

World Bank funds for Malawi-Mozambique power

The World Bank has approved a $93-million credit for the construction of a power link between Malawi and Mozambique, giving the southern African neighbours access to reliable and affordable energy. Mozambique’s share of the credit will be $45-million and involve the installation of a 135 km, 220 kV power line from the Matambo substation to […]

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