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Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Definition A Demand Response (DR) program is a set of organized activities to induce customers to modify, temporarily, the time pattern of energy use in response to signals from the System Operators (SO). Essentially, the SO aims to shift the peak ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

The Middle East and North African region is experiencing increasing levels of investment in the renewable energy sector. Markets such as Morocco, Egypt and Jordan have advanced their programs significantly whilst the countries in the Gulf region are ...

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GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

By: Dr. Bernhard Brand Renewable energies are rapidly expanding into the electricity systems of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This observation has already been made in a previous entry of this blog, which highlighted recent advan ...

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Shaping Africa’s Energy Future

Shaping Africa’s Energy Future

Africa's economy is now the second fastest growing in the world after China. It has the youngest population on Earth, with over 50 per cent below the age of 19. Additionally, it is home to many countries that either completely lack any kind of electr ...

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Smart green cities for Africa

Many African nations are at or approaching key decision points in social and economic plans. Choices made now will affect lives in decades to come. Unburdened by legacy infrastructure, African nations can skip outdated technologies and move straight ...

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Could Africa be the global star in solar power?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The trade press has recently reported a number of large (> 50 MWp) renewable energy projects in Africa. As a company at the forefront of Africa's energy transition, we at DNV GL are excited to see so many ...

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