Engineering News – ONLINE
18 March 2014
The total energy capacity in Africa’s 54 member States is equal to that of Germany and Denmark alone, while 585-million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity.
Putting these facts on the table, South Africa’s deputy director-general of energy, Dr Wolsey Barnard, told the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town that modern policies and commitment from governments were needed to ‘lighten’ the continent.
Barnard said hydropower had become extremely significant, with a potential of 40 000 MW available. Offshore hydrocarbons were expanding rapidly while coal reserves in Southern Africa had also stepped up. Read more…