Energy

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Corruption and inefficiencies at Kenya Power are the enemies

It would not be too farfetched to assume that the C in KPLC stands for corruption because the level of corruption that exists in the company is of cosmic proportions, out of this world. KPLC has become a corruption cash cow for its different stakeholders.

How electricity and home appliances have evolved

Although much has changed, current wiring practices are very rigid and possibly fit for the late ’80s. Even houses that are being built today fail to plan for the increasing number of appliances that are in use today and with little planning for smart devices.

Nigeria’s poor power supply is hampering the country's development

Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing a reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers. Lagos only gets about 10% of its electricity needs, leaving its 20 million inhabitants to their own devices.

Electric vehicles could add to more carbon emissions and load shedding in South Africa

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.

Challenges of providing electricity to rural parts of Kenya

Rural electrification was hailed as a game-changer in improving the livelihoods of people in rural areas of Kenya. It didn't go as planned because for people to use electricity, there needs to be some form of economic empowerment.

Is there a quick way to increase electricity demand in Kenya?

Some companies have opted to relocate from Kenya and to places like Ethiopia where the cost of electricity is cheaper. This calls for Kenya to find a way of making electricity more affordable in order to remain competitive.

Sun Exchange, a South African blockchain-based renewable energy startup, has raised $3M

South Africa's Sun Exchange, a renewable energy startup, has concluded a $4 million Series A funding round with $3 million coming from Patrice Motsepe founded African Rainbow Capital, via ARCH Emerging Markets Partners.