Anne Lapierre, head of energy for Europe, Middle East and Africa discusses the energy value chain at this year's Africa Energy Forum 2017.
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A lesson to all exporters on the use of electronic release systems by carriers
A recent judgment of the English Court of Appeal may be a reassuring one for African exporters, but should also be seen as a grave warning to take extra precautions to ensure cyber security systems are secure.
Rail as a key to sustainable cities in Africa
Africa is experiencing unprecedented levels of urbanisation. By 2035 it is expected that 49% of the continent’s population will be urban-based.
Falling battery storage costs fuel opportunities for renewables investment in Africa
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), a Kenyan renewable energy developer and a US battery storage manufacturer have teamed up to develop a solar PV plant with integrated lithium-ion battery storage.
ZPC power generation in Zimbabwe receives boost through hydro and thermal projects
Although 37% of Zimbabweans have access to electricity, which is in excess of the 31% African average, the gap between installed capacity and peak demand in Zimbabwe is approximately 1,200MW.
Transmission is the key to unlocking African renewables
The African continent is enormous. By virtue of its size, the implementation of renewable energy projects and distribution of power faces inevitable challenges.
South African trade: the impact of delays in new legislation taking effect
In 2003, SARS Customs began the colossal task of re-writing the South African Customs legislation.
Nigeria’s central bank relaxes FX rules for investors
With effect from 24 April 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will allow investors to engage in foreign exchange trading at rates set by the buyers and sellers.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises on the expansion and rehabilitation of essential energy projects in Zimbabwe
Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) on the expansion and rehabilitation of the Kariba South hydro power and Hwange coal-fired power plants.
South Africa’s new arbitration law
On 21 April 2017 a new International Arbitration Billwas presented to South Africa’s parliament.