News and updates from the continent

TUPL, GE in Nigerian power plant upgrade

TUPL, GE in Nigerian power plant upgrade

Jan 31, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria 31 January 2014 ~ Transcorp Ughelli Power Ltd (TUPL), the power subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), and General Electric (GE) have signed an agreement to expand the capacity of TUPL’s Ughelli power plant by1000MW over the next three to five years. Both parties have also signed a separate agreement to rehabilitate...

Electro-Flex Partners with IBC Solar International

Electro-Flex Partners with IBC Solar International

Jan 30, 2014

30 January 2014 ~ Electro-Flex, a leading alternative energy provider in Southern Africa, recently became the sole partner of IBC Solar products in Southern Africa. This partnership will ensure that all their clients will receive the highest quality products and service that has made IBC Solar one of the global leaders in solar energy solutions today. Cognizant...

Smarter grids call for smarter interaction

Smarter grids call for smarter interaction

Jan 30, 2014

29 January 2014 ~ Electricity networks worldwide require smart solutions if power supply and demand is to be balanced efficiently. The answer lies in connecting power customers to smart grids, to each other and with other players, so as to make it all work and to balance supply and demand efficiently. According to Shaun Wilson, director of Professional Services...

Cape Town’s Hotel Verde: ‘Africa’s greenest hotel’

Cape Town’s Hotel Verde: ‘Africa’s greenest hotel’

Jan 28, 2014

From: SouthAfrica.info   In August 2013, South African hospitality group Bon Hotels opened what it says is the continent’s greenest hotel. When the R170-million, 145-room Hotel Verde, situated 400 metres from Cape Town International Airport was officially opened, Bon Hotels said it aimed to raise environmental awareness and help preserve the natural...

Can Internet of Things drive energy harvester adoption?

Can Internet of Things drive energy harvester adoption?

Jan 28, 2014

By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx The Internet of Things (IoT) adds connectivity to things. It is a broad term referring to applications as diverse as internet connected vehicles to consumer electronics such as smart phones. However, the edge of the Internet of Things network will consist of simpler sensors and wireless devices that provide, among other things, the...