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The production of economic wealth requires energy. On average, a sub-saharan African consumes on average 50 times less energy than an American , and 30 times less than an average European.



Only Nigeria and South Africa have properly sized refineries (5 to 10 million tons perm annum) capable of competing internationally. In other African countries, smaller refineries are handicapped in an industry where economies of scale are key. It is noteworthy to mention the expansion of the SONARA refinery together with the construction of a hydro-cracker which will enable Cameroon to have access to secure sources of distillates,gas-oil in particular.

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AfDB to Invest US$12 Billion to Accelerate Electricity in Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed itself to invest US$12 billion to speed up electricity supply in Africa, leveraging between US$45 to 50 billion from the private sector, the Bank’s Executive Director Dr.

AfDB to Invest US$12 Billion to Accelerate Electricity in Africa

Akinwumi Adesina has said. Speaking at an event organized by the African Union at the COP22 Village in Marrakech, Morocco, Dr. Adesina said the Bank will work with the A U and other partners to fast track the “Africa We want.” He said one aspect of the “Africa We Want” is an Africa with universal access to electricity in the next ten years. He noted that the continent was at the forefront of the success of COP 21 in Paris last year in spite of the many challenges that it faces. ADEA - Energy for Africa. Africa Next Frontier for Nuclear Technology. By Mike Owuor Africa is positioning itself as the next frontier for nuclear technology with several countries signing agreements to push ahead with programmes that are at various stages of development.

Africa Next Frontier for Nuclear Technology

Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia signed separate deals with Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, at a three-day AtomExpo in Moscow, citing the need to diversify their energy sources and tap into the various uses of nuclear technology. Namibia, Egypt and Ghana also said they would continue with their plans. The eighth edition of this annual event, considered the largest exhibition and business venue for meetings and negotiations on nuclear energy, which ended on June 1, attracted 4,500 delegates from at least 55 countries. South Africa is the only country on the continent that generates nuclear power, but has in the recent past faced opposition as it aims to boost its capacity.

Other countries that reaffirmed that their programmes were on course included Egypt and Ghana. Gowling WLG - Supporting off-grid solar development in Africa. May 19, 2016 Inspired by Barack Obama's Power Africa Programme, the UK’s ‘Energy Africa’ campaign will tackle the low level of electricity access in Africa.

Gowling WLG - Supporting off-grid solar development in Africa

However, unlike the U.S. Power Africa initiative, the U.K.’s Department for International Development's (DFID) campaign is focused solely on off-grid solar solutions –an attractive opportunity across Africa and in many other locations worldwide. Together with African governments, investors, businesses, NGOs, think tanks and donors, DFID will work to increase investment in off-grid energy and accelerate the delivery of solar energy systems to households across Africa. L′Afrique mise sur le nucléaire malgré Fukushima. Malgré les défis et les inquiétudes relatifs au développement de l'énergie nucléaire dans le monde, il faut s'attendre à ce que de nombreux pays africains poursuivent leur course vers l'énergie nucléaire.

L′Afrique mise sur le nucléaire malgré Fukushima

Déjà le Japon où l'accident a eu lieu ne renonce pas au nucléaire. Coal gas fuels African interest. Where there is coal, there is gas – a deadly hazard to early miners, who carried canaries with them to warn of its poisonous presence.

Coal gas fuels African interest

Now, southern African countries hope to harvest this nuisance as a source of energy. The region has plenty of coal. South Africa alone produces 225 million tonnes a year, exporting a third of it. Landlocked Botswana and Zimbabwe also have huge reserves, but the cost of railing it to ports makes mining it uneconomical.

In addition, the environmental danger it presents are now well documented, and it is among the world’s least favourite commodity. Africa: Powerless - Lack of Grid Access, Unreliable Electricity Supply Still Plague Majority of Africans, Survey Finds. Press release Accra — While more Africans live within reach of an electric grid than a decade ago, only four in 10 enjoy a reliable power supply, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer.

Africa: Powerless - Lack of Grid Access, Unreliable Electricity Supply Still Plague Majority of Africans, Survey Finds

In some countries, that proportion is four in 100. Africa’s energy revolution is almost here. You can’t create a modern economy without access to energy, and lots of it.

Africa’s energy revolution is almost here

Energy to run mills and mines, to grow and process food, to light up markets, to build roads and factories, or to build machines that can build more machines. So it’s no coincidence that the average African (excluding South Africa) earns a per capita income about 88 times lower than an average American and uses about one-87th the amount of energy. Electrification : Les projets structurants de l’ONEE en Afrique. L’Office national de l’électricité et de l’eau potable (ONEE), opérateur historique au Maroc dans la production et la distribution d’électricité et d’eau potable est de plus en plus présent en Afrique de l’ouest et centrale.

Electrification : Les projets structurants de l’ONEE en Afrique

Profitant de ses avantages comparatifs, ONEE marque des points en remportant de marchés importants liés à la gestion de l’eau et de l’électricité à travers des appels d’offres internationaux. L’Afrique façonne son avenir nucléaire en se tournant vers la Chine et la Russie. Nombre de pays africains entretiennent une lubie nucléaire.

L’Afrique façonne son avenir nucléaire en se tournant vers la Chine et la Russie

Les États possédant des programmes relatifs à cette énergie sont perçus comme prospères et technologiquement en pointe, jouissant ainsi d’un statut plus enviable que les autres pays en voie de développement. Le nucléaire n’est pas une nouveauté en Afrique. Il est apparu dès les années 1950 lorsque la République démocratique du Congo se dota du premier réacteur nucléaire. Aujourd’hui, de nombreux pays du continent prévoient de développer des programmes autour de cette énergie.

On compte à l’heure actuelle une douzaine de réacteurs nucléaires de recherche dans huit pays africains, l’Afrique du Sud étant le seul à posséder une centrale en activité. Pourquoi le nucléaire ? Le développement économique du continent africain dépend de multiples facteurs: la stabilité politique, la sécurité, l’éducation et l’électricité.

Les poids lourds du continent, le Kenya, le Nigeria et l’Afrique du Sud, montrent le chemin. Here's How You Take on a Power Crisis the Size of a Continent. Africa: 'Small Off-Grid Firms Increased Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa' By Jean d'Amour Mugabo Small-and-medium power firms have increased access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa, and significantly reduced carbon emissions and threats to climate.

Africa: 'Small Off-Grid Firms Increased Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa'

According to a new report by Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) International, this has helped provide a safer and healthier environment to over 12 million people. Trade primes Africa for energy revolution. Atomic energy agency backs nuclear technology for Africa. Mark Henley Correspondent African scientists and governments need to urgently demystify nuclear science to help countries enjoy its full benefits, says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). According to the agency’s director-general Yukiya Amano, lack of social acceptance and poor understanding of nuclear science and its peaceful applications are to blame for the slow adoption of nuclear technology in Africa. Besides energy, there are numerous peaceful applications of nuclear science that Africa could take advantage of, particularly in agriculture to improve the lives of its people, Amano told a session devoted to Africa during the IAEA 59th general conference and scientific forum in Vienna, Austria last month (September 15-16th).

“Lack of social acceptance and understanding remains one of the most difficult things in getting Africa to take up nuclear technology, yet it is not as complicated as people see it,” Amano noted. Private sector invests over $4bn yearly in power – AfDB. Over $4 billion annually is now devoted by private sector investors to independent power projects (IPPs) across sub-Saharan Africa, with South Africa taking the lead in IPPs for renewable energy with close to $14 billion in expected investments, from wind to solar energy. Akinwunmi Adesina, managing director, African Development Bank (AfDB), made this disclosure during the bank’s Energy Week where he also lamented the level of energy paucity in Africa in spite of her great potentials in renewable energy. Lack of energy is the most critical challenge facing Africa today as over 645 million Africans do not have access to energy, he said, saying Africa has the largest energy poverty in the world. The situation, he said, “has been like this for so long to the extent that we forget that lack of energy is not normal.

The abnormal has become the normal. Political will, he stated, is crucial to light up and power Africa, saying that the task is immense, but the benefits will be huge. African utilities say end to power cuts a decade away - Times LIVE. Africa's installed power generation capacity is expected to quadruple to 380 gigawatts (GW) in 2040 from 90 GW in 2012, boosted by private investment, green energy initiatives and cross border energy trade, the survey showed. Three quarters of respondents said there was "a medium to high probability that the private sector will own and operate" more than half of power generating projects by 2025. The investment required to improve electricity access in Africa was "immense" and the continent needed about $450 billion over the next 25 years to electrify all urban areas, the report said, citing the high cost of power projects was a concern.

Respondents hoped private sector investments would help improve power production, citing that access to funding for new capital projects was a problem. They cited a lack of regulatory change, coupled with the "failure to implement cost reflective tariffs and overall difficulty of raising finance" as barriers to investment. How Africa gets power to 620 million more people could have a huge influence on our world. In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts down parts of its distribution system to take the pressure off the aging national grid. Whole areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg are without power for hours at a time, a “last resort” Eskom is forced to resort to on a regular basis. In Nigeria, the country’s biggest wireless service provider, MTN, has said it may have to shut down its services temporarily due to a shortage of diesel, with electricity production at an all-time low.

Chronic shortages of power such as these affect the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 620 million people — 60 percent of the region’s population — lack access to electricity, according to the African Development Bank. Even those who in theory have access face very high prices for insufficient and unreliable supplies. Grid, Off-Grid, Mini-Grid. Africa’s poorest pay the highest prices for energy - Business. Two-thirds of Africa still without power. Right at this very moment 621m Africans – two-thirds of the continent's population – live without electricity. And the numbers are rising. A kettle boiled twice a day in the United Kingdom uses five times as much electricity as someone in Mali uses in a year. Nigeria is one of the world's biggest oil exporters but 93m Nigerians depend on firewood and charcoal for heat and light.

On current trends, there is no chance that Africa will hit the global target of energy for all by 2030. Not in headlines Unlike droughts, health epidemics and illiteracy, Africa's energy crisis seldom makes the headlines. 5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven’t Heard About. Electricity supply problems are once again news in several African countries with recurring power outages in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire and Madagascar, to name just a few of those most recently affected. In Benin, a private Nigerian company supplies much of the country’s electricity.

A report on the Kongossa blog [fr] describes the current situation in Cameroon. . : Africa: A brightening continent. Africa leaping off-grid. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the least developed areas in the world. According to the World Bank, of the approximately 940 million people living in the region, roughly 600 million lack access to electricity. Moreover, the number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa without electricity has actually been increasing as the population growth has outpaced the rate of electrification.

Lack of access to electricity greatly limits the development prospects of these, largely rural, Africans, as they are greatly limited in their performance of basic tasks, such as reading at night. Furthermore, communication with the outside world is heavily restrained, as there is limited access to telecommunications and the Internet. African Energy map - CbI-Power-Energy-infrastructure_0.pdf. Smart meters foil Africa's power thieves. Pre-paid smart meters are being seen as the answer in African markets to chronic slow payment and energy theft. In emerging markets, collection problems lead to under-investment, more costly production and higher prices.

Power lines fan out across a street in Sierra Leone. Electricity in Africa: Lighting a dark continent. THE stylishly dressed men and women window-shopping in the air-conditioned cool of the Lagos Palms shopping mall speak of a Nigerian economy and middle class on the rise. En Afrique, les bâtiments consomment 50% de l’énergie électrique  SENENEWS.COM avec APA- Le secteur des bâtiments en Afrique consomme 50% de la consommation totale en énergie électrique, a affirmé mardi à Dakar, Serigne Mansour Tall, point focal de l’ONUHABITAT au Sénégal.

Énergie : l'Afrique à l'heure des centrales... décentralisées. La première Bluezone de Guinée a été inaugurée à Kaloum (photo). © Bolloré Africa Logistics Pour fournir de l'énergie aux zones rurales, les industriels misent de plus en plus sur des unités de production autonomes. EDF, Schneider, Bolloré font figure de pionniers dans ce domaine. Pour faire face aux besoins croissants du continent en électricité, les énergéticiens ne jurent plus que par elle : la production d'électricité décentralisée. African Energy map - CbI-Power-Energy-infrastructure_0.pdf. ICA_WHEN THE POWER COMES_report.pdf. Africa Energy Infrastructure Development and Change. It is no news that across the African continent infrastructure investment and thus development has lagged behind.

According to estimates by Jean Claude Gandur, founder of Addax Energy, Africa has been investing 4 percent of its GDP in infrastructure, compared to China’s 14 per cent. Electricity supply shortages, disruptions ‘proving costly for Africa’ ELECTRICITY supply shortages and disruptions have become very costly for African countries, with some increasingly resorting to privatising energy provision, a conference heard on Friday. South Africa is among those countries struggling with power supply disruptions, which companies based in the country have in the past identified as one of the main challenges to doing business. Competition Increases for African Countries Seeking FDI into their Power Sectors.

Sub-Saharan Africa: The Quest for Expanded Electricity Access. African oil consumption increases above world average, output increase predicted. Africa has seen the highest increase in oil consumption globally, 5% in 2012 versus only a 1% increase globally. Microsoft Word - 3_Africa Energy Outlook FINAL STR revu HSE AMA.doc - PIDA-Sector-speccific Terms of Reference for Energy Sector.pdf. Sub-Saharan Electricity Outlook Brochure.pdf.

Energy Architecture Performance Index [2014 Data. Power Generation Capacity, Production & Consumption by Region [2005 Data] by Country. 'Africa's private energy sector key to continent's commercial future' Rural Africa Waiting On Technology, Sustainable Power Improvement. Power Generation by Source in West and Central Africa(ECOWAS+CEMAC trade blocs) by Country. AfDB to contribute US$3 billion to energy sector over five years. Africa's Emerging Energy Landscape. Electricité rurale en Afrique : Nouvelle frontière de développement et meilleur business modèle du monde ? Electricity meter suppliers in contract goldrush across Africa. Afrique : la hausse de la demande africaine en produits pétroliers atteindra 60% d'ici 2025. Untitled.

Vivo Energy va investir 200 millions de dollars en Afrique. Invest Africa Episode 9: Power. Keeping the Lights on in Africa: The Next Opportunity? Afrique – Énergie – 2050 - l-energie-en-afrique-a-l-horizon-2050.pdf. Quel-choix-energetique1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1000 × 706 pixels) - Scaled (85%) African Energy. Sambo__africa_energy_perspectvies_chall_needs_priorities___china_africa_oral_meeting_23_novfinal.pdf (application/pdf Object) EnergyAccessReport.pdf (application/pdf Object) Solar-Power Systems May Help Bring Electricity to Rural Africa. Sub-Saharan Electricity Outlook Brochure.pdf (application/pdf Object)

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