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Nuclear power Serves as an enabler of innovative development in Africa

Nuclear power Serves as an enabler of innovative development in Africa

Technology
Governments across Africa are seeking ways to enhance their existing energy infrastructure and develop new or diverse energy sources that are reliable, affordable and sustainable. Development of a sustainable mix of different energy sources will allow the continent in general to unleash its huge potential for economic growth report the Standard Media. Nuclear energy combined with other clean sources can become a major driver for many economic sectors as it is a driver of scientific and technological progress. Besides being a source of clean energy, the atom is also instrumental in solving a number of crucial issues in guaranteeing social and economic development. Experience has shown that the development of nuclear power and related infrastructure has a positive impact on...
As Africa Seeks Energy Security, World Hydropower Congress Opens in Addis Ababa

As Africa Seeks Energy Security, World Hydropower Congress Opens in Addis Ababa

Technology
Africa accounts for about 12% of the World’s technically feasible hydropower potential, likely to generate over 1,800 Terra Watts-hours of electricity. Currently, less than 10% of the hydropower potential in Africa is exploited making hydropower an ample opportunity for Africa to develop both large and small-scale energy infrastructure at the regional, national and local levels Hydropower provides significant opportunities for Africa, particularly with the abundance of the resource on the continent and further, the maturity of the technology which indicates hydropower’s crucial role in expanding electricity access to the African citizenry. On this note the 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC) kicked-off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Acting Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive
Ethiopia bids to become the wind capital of Africa

Ethiopia bids to become the wind capital of Africa

Startups, Technology
Ethiopia is pressing ahead with ambitious development plans with energy being the core to the mission of becoming the wind power capital of Africa. The East African state has enjoyed a decade of strong growth, giving rise to profitable industries, new infrastructure, and showpiece summits. Ethiopia was among the most daring signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, committing to cut carbon emissions by 64% by 2030. The government has ploughed billions of dollars into hydropower megaprojects such as the Grand Renaissance Dam -- which will be the largest dam in Africa -- and the freshly-inaugurated Gibe III Dam. According to CNN,  Ethiopia inaugurated one of the continent's largest wind farms in 2013 -- the $290 million, 120-megawatt (MW) Ashedoga plant. This was