ZERA produces plan with renewables focus

Staff Writer The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says it produced a Network Master Plan aimed at increasing the integration of renewable energy sources to alleviate chronic power shortages and reduce reliance on hydropower. The plan, developed with the assistance of Manitoba Hydro International, outlines a roadmap for future investments in generation, transmission, and distribution…

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Critical Minerals Africa Summit set for November

Staff Writer The Critical Minerals Africa summit, scheduled for November 6-7, 2024 in Cape Town, will place a special emphasis on balancing the continent’s vast mineral resources with the need for sustainable development. The summit will explore how to responsibly increase exploration and extraction while maximising value addition through local refining and manufacturing. The Critical…

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Africa needs surge in clean energy spending – IEA

Staff Writer Meeting Africa’s growing energy demand requires a significant increase in investment in clean energy projects, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report, Clean Energy Investment for Development in Africa, highlights the need to address financial barriers to unlock the necessary funding levels. The IEA report emphasises that…

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