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Mini-Grids As Catalyst For Renewable Electricity Access: An Overview Of Extant Laws

Electricity access remains a crucial challenge in Nigeria, considerably impacting the country’s economic development, education, healthcare, and overall quality of life. Despite being Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million people and laden with significant en..

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Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of Renewable Energy Investments in Ghana

The increasing demand for electricity in Ghana and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in significant investments in renewable energy projects. In line with its commitment to sustainable development and the Paris Agreement, the Government of Ghana aim..

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Mayer Brown

Namibia establishes new oil and mining licensing system

The Namibian government has established a new licensing system for the oil and mining sectors, in order to address the backlog of applications which have developed over recent years. This article examines some provisions of the new licensing system.

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Pinsent Masons

Virtual wheeling platform to shake up South Africa’s renewable energy market

The planned roll out of a virtual ‘wheeling’ platform (VWP) in South Africa next year is expected to transform the country’s electricity market, attracting larger investments in the country’s renewable energy market and enabling companies to reach their net zero carbon em..

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Muvingi Mugadza

What the Zimbabwean 2024 financial budget entails for the mining community

The fiscal budget for 2024 comes at a time when the Zimbabwean government is focusing on keeping its promise of building a more fair society, consolidating stability, and driving economic progress coming from the theme “Consolidating Economic Transformation”. Amongs..

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Legal and commercial implications of the Electricity Act

The Electricity Act, 2023, (“the Act”) was signed into law by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, on 6 June 2023. The Act was passed in light of the Federal Government’s initiatives to accelerate Nigeria’s energy transition process as well as consolidate th..

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The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023: Anti-competitive or not?

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (“the Bill”) that seeks to amend the Petroleum Supply Act, 2003 was tabled before Parliament for the first reading on 31 October 2023. The Bill aims to do the following:

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Webber Wentzel

Virtual Wheeling 101

Electricity wheeling mechanisms play a key role in facilitating the optimal integration of renewable energy resources into the grid. Wheeling across high and medium-voltage lines has been the focus of Eskom's wheeling strategies to date, but the proposed introductio..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Procedures for the Allocation of Concessions Under Mini-Grids

Universal access to energy is one of the priorities of the Government of Mozambique. To achieve this goal, the Government's actions must be complemented by private investment, a fact that has been conditioned by unattractive legal barriers to investment in this sector. In..

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