Energy

1 Dec 2021

Why remote mines are going green

Why remote mines are going green Going green is no longer a choice for mining companies, it’s a necessity, and besides, it’s the right thing to do, writes Leon Louw […]
1 Dec 2021

SA mines embrace renewable opportunities

SA mines embrace renewable opportunities South African mining companies have taken advantage of government’s new energy regulations and generated 146% more electricity from renewables than the target of 1600MW set […]
30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
25 Nov 2021

More milestones at Egyptian hydrogen hub

More milestones at Egyptian hydrogen hub Norwegian headquartered energy specialist Scatec and its partners, OCI NV, Fertiglobe, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction have selected Plug Power as […]
12 Nov 2021

North Africa slowly rebounds after severe Covid-19 shock

North Africa slowly rebounds after severe Covid-19 shock Although Covid-19 had a severe impact on the North African region, countries like Egypt and Morocco have done well to claw back […]
11 Nov 2021

Wheeling project a shining light for dark South Africa

Wheeling project a shining light for dark South Africa While the South Africa economy has once again been put to the test by rolling electricity blackouts, a new solar wheeling […]
10 Nov 2021

Blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental to Africa says Lima

Blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental  to Africa says Lima The message on the first day of the Africa Energy Week 2021, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and […]
8 Nov 2021

A visionary leader in the African supply chain

A visionary leader in the African supply chain For our first article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Amina Imam, General Manager, Supply Chain Management […]
6 Nov 2021

Africa’s oil and gas industry in precarious position

Africa’s oil and gas industry in precarious position As we approach the end of 2021 and COP26, the African oil and gas industry is in a precarious position, writes NJ […]
2 Nov 2021

Climate change goals drive SA’s energy evolution

Climate change goals drive SA’s energy evolution Legislative reforms are making South Africa’s energy sector greener and more competitive, which will encourage economic growth and help the country meet its […]
30 Oct 2021

Green solutions for South Africa’s power crisis

Green solutions for South Africa’s power crisis South Africa’s ongoing power crisis is gradually being addressed by innovative renewable projects, writes Leon Louw WhyAfrica founder and editor.         The power […]
29 Oct 2021

Scatec awarded Preferred Bidder status on solar projects in South Africa

Scatec awarded Preferred Bidder status on solar projects in South Africa Scatec has been awarded Preferred Bidder status on three solar projects totaling 273 MW, by the Department of Mineral […]
23 Oct 2021

African Energy Chamber’s report predicts recovery in 2022

African Energy Chamber’s report predicts recovery in 2022 A year of recovery is predicted in the African Energy Chamber’s State of African Energy 2022 report which will be released next […]
20 Oct 2021

Oil production in Algeria continues upward trend

Oil production in Algeria continues upward trend According to the latest Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) published by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), Algeria’s crude oil production jumped […]
17 Oct 2021

Renewable energy is vital to meet carbon reduction goals

Renewable energy is vital to meet carbon reduction goals Historically, renewable sources of energy were criticised as being too expensive. However, there has been a significant decline in their cost […]
14 Oct 2021

Resilience is the key to unlock power projects in Nigeria

Resilience is the key to unlock power projects in Nigeria Resilience is the mother of all virtues…and the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria, writes Nicolas Mathon, […]
14 Oct 2021

Giant first step towards an Egyptian hydrogen hub

Giant first step towards an Egyptian hydrogen hub       In a significant step towards developing a green hydrogen hub in Egypt, Norwegian energy company Scatec has entered into an agreement […]
13 Oct 2021

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa  Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
4 Oct 2021

Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy

Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy The German government announced that they will contribute €100-million to […]
2 Oct 2021

Nigeria accelerates local company participation with marginal field opportunities

Nigeria accelerates local company participation with marginal field opportunities Following a successful marginal field bid round launched in 2020, Nigeria is committed to enhancing investment and development with the aim […]
29 Sep 2021

New gas power plant will bridge electricity deficit in Gabon

New gas power plant will bridge electricity deficit in Gabon There is currently a structural deficit between the supply capability and the demand for electricity in Gabon. A new 120MW […]
22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
20 Sep 2021

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project Canadian oil company Africa Oil Corp. and its JV partners Total Oil and Total Energies recently announced that they have completed the redesign […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
14 Sep 2021

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa The amendment to schedule 2 of South Africa’s Electricity Regulation Act, which was recently gazetted, raises the threshold for self- […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
12 Sep 2021

Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector a potential catalyst for economic growth

12 September 2021 – By leveraging its 2.9-billion-barrel crude oil reserves and 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector will be a major catalyst of the […]