White Papers

This is your resource and knowledge centre for African utility and infrastructure market information. We provide white papers and how to's on your biggest challenges and all you need to know about this ever changing market. For more information, knowledge and case studies, visit African Utility Week in Cape Town from 12 - 14 May 2015.

Africa Attractivness Survey 2013White Paper: Africa Attractiveness Survey 2013
EY’s attractiveness surveys are recognised by major public stakeholders as a key source of insight on foreign direct investment (FDI). Examining the attractiveness of a region or country as an investment destination, the surveys are designed to help businesses make investment decisions and governments to remove barriers to future growth.
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State of Infrastructure in East AfricaWhite Paper: State of Infrastructure in East Africa
This report was prepared by the Statistics Department in the Chief Economist Vice Presidency of the African Development Bank. Its findings reflect the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the African Development Bank, its Board of Directors, or the countries that they represent.
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SchneiderWhite Paper: Making Permanent Savings through Active Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is high on the agenda of most companies. However, understanding of what energy efficiency really involves and how energy saving initiatives can be implemented remains fragmented. Read about the two approaches of energy efficiency: Passive Energy Efficiency and, more significantly, Active Energy Efficiency.
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EskomWhite Paper: Towards an Energy Efficient Mining Sector
As a leading producer of wealth for South Africa, the mining industry is a large consumer of electric power, taking about 15% of Eskom's annual output. Like many other sectors the mining sector could reap major benefits from implementing energy efficiency policies. This white paper explains where the major energy saving solutions lie in the mining industry.
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Natural Gas in AfricaWhite Paper: Natural Gas in Africa
Natural gas development holds tremendous opportunity for Africa and it could be a prime mover for broader economic and social development. Africa’s gas resources could add to the potential new supply. With relatively open access and generally attractive leasing terms, Africa’s oil and natural gas resources have long attracted a broad spectrum of investors.
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NPP Construction Optimisation by RosatomPresentation: NPP Construction Optimisation by Rosatom
Presented at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Operator Cooperation Forum, this presentation discusses the challenges for new-comer countries to start nuclear power programmes and proposes ways to address them. The agency works with its member states worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
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South African Coal RoadmapWhite Paper: South African Coal Roadmap
Coal continues to be the primary source of energy in South Africa. Overcoming the challenges facing our country, including poverty, unemployment and inequality, will require provision of safe and affordable access to energy. But despite an abundant endowment of coal, its continued use presents many challenges and demands careful stewardship.
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World Nuclear Industry Status ReportWhite Paper: World Nuclear Industry Status Report
In the global appetite for false nuclear promises lies the critical importance of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report. The Report sets forth the actual experience and achievements of nuclear energy around the world. It is based for the most part on generally accepted data distinctively graphed for clearer understanding.
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World Nuclear Industry Status ReportWhite Paper: Smart & Just Grid – Opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa
This paper describes the electricity sector in sub‐Saharan Africa, including regional initiatives, power pools and regulatory authorities and places the Smart Grid into regional context. It illustrates potential opportunities for elements of traditional power systems, the role of energy planning, and effects on regulation and market design.
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White Paper: Power Sector Monitor Nigeria
Inadequate power supply has negatively impacted on the Nigerian economy. During a period of positive changes and privatisation of the Nigerian power sector, CBO Capital Partners has released a report about the industry’s liberalisation as the key to economic growth and prosperity and the complete modernisation of the power sector.
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White Paper: Harnessing Natural Resources to Power Clean Electricity
During the next four-year span, Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing regions in the world. This rapid growth must be fuelled by a sustainable source of electricity. Accenture reviews what supports the development of a clean electricity industry in Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on naturally available generation technologies.
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White Paper: Making Large Scale Wind and Solar Power a Reality
South Africa and other countries hope to expand wind and solar power (WSP) in coming decades. This presents significant challenges for power system planning. This paper looks at how well-designed deployment strategies can benefit of natural variability in resources across space and time to help minimize costs, maximize benefits, and ensure reliability.
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White Paper: Planning for Large Scale Wind and Solar Power in South Africa
Over 135 countries have adopted renewable energy deployment targets, with particular focus on harnessing wind and solar energy for electricity production (REN21 2013). South Africa's aspirations are particularly noteworthy. While WSP offers many socioeconomic and environmental benefits, it also introduces unique challenges addressed in this paper.
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WESGRO Fact Sheet: Africa
According to the African Economic Outlook 2013, Africa remains favourable despite headwinds from the global economy. The main drivers for growth are oil production, mining, agriculture, services and domestic demand. In 2013, West Africa and East Africa are forecast to grow faster than the rest of the continent which is to reach 6.4% growth rates.
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WESGRO Fact Sheet: Nigeria
Nigeria, the 12th largest producer and 8th largest exporter of petroleum, has a well-developed financial, legal, communications and transport sectors. Nigeria’s economic growth has averaged about 7.4% annually over the past decade. According to Citigroup, Nigeria will achieve the highest average GDP growth in the world between 2010 and 2050.
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White Paper: Thirsty Energy – The Energy-Water-Nexus
Trade-offs between energy and water have been gaining international attention as demand for both resources mount and governments continue to struggle to ensure reliable supply. As almost all energy generation processes require significant amounts of water, and water requires energy for treatment and transport, these two resources are inextricably linked.
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