Driven by the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, electricity infrastructure, transmission, interconnections and hydropower are simultaneously undergoing considerable development... (Read more)
Connecting the hydropower resource, especially large hydropower projects, to major load centres can be challenging, particularly where the load centre is located a significant distance away from the generation source.
There is growing recognition that site selection is critical for successful hydropower development. There have been attempts to plan at the basin level, with the aim of optimising not only energy systems, but also broader environmental, social,... (Read more)
Hybrid energy systems typically consist of two or more different energy sources used in conjunction to ensure firm power output, increased system efficiency and ultimately a greater balance in power supply at lower overall costs.