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Renetech celebrates 10 years in SSA

oktober 31, 2017  |   Blog   |  

A decade has passed since Renetech completed its first assignment on the African Continent. Renetech, subcontracted by a Nordic consultancy and in collaboration with local universities and consultants, contributed to industrial and policy elements of an Environmental Impact Assessment for an agro-industrial project in East Africa.  

Eden District Municipality visits Sweden

september 26, 2017  |   Blog   |  

  Renetech, invited together with GridZupport AB to a meeting hosted by Business Sweden, discussed possible solutions in waste management, renewable energy and desalination with representatives from the Eden District Municipality, comprised of seven local municipalities, with around 600 000 inhabitants and with a surface area of around 24 000 square kilometers in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Renetech at Nordic Energy Days – Pretoria, South Africa Sept 13-14

september 11, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Renetech is participating in the Nordic Energy Days in Pretoria, South Africa from September 13th to 14th, 2017. The objective of the event is to deepen Nordic-South African collaboration in the field of energy, through a series of seminars and business-to-business interactions. The Nordic countries and SA are represented at political level and with delegations of high-level representatives from regulators and energy relevant authorities. Some forty Nordic companies, including Renetech, are engaged to travel to South Africa to participate.

SSA project development

september 01, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Renetech has this week participated in meetings regarding a proposed project combining desalination and power production for South Africa, held at Business Sweden in Stockholm for Honorable Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister for Water and Sanitation, and her Ambassador to Sweden, HE Ambassador Faith Doreen Radebe. Renetech has this week also held as well as participated in  presentations on renewable energy funding in Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi.

Project reporting in Tanzania

augusti 25, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Renetech has spent part of the week reporting on a biomass-to-energy project in Tanga. The report is a result of an extended field study and analysis period during May and June. Noted is also the industrial growth in the region (recently inaugurated cement factory pictured).

Renetech at Power&Energy2017 in Dar es Salaam

augusti 19, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Renetech has visited the Power&Energy Africa 2017 / Solar Africa 2017 exhibition in Dar es Salaam in the middle of August. Renetech took the opportunity to do a Review of local suppliers and financiers for renewable energy Projects in Tanzania.

Alexander Korkovelos wins IHA award

maj 17, 2017  |   Blog   |  

As noted earlier, Alexander Korkovelos was one of the contenders for the 2017 IHA Young Researcher of the Year award. Now a winner!, he describes his work here.  Congratulations from Renetech!  

Alexander Korkovelos shortlisted for IHA Award

april 18, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Alex, who came to Renetech for his master thesis work in 2015, is (as one of three) shortlisted for the IHA (International Hydropower Association) Young Researchers Award, to be announced at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa, held on May 9-11. Alexandros has been working on the technical assessment of small-scale hydropower (0.01 - 10 MW) in Sub-Saharan Africa, using open-source geospatial datasets. It is the first time that the Congress will be held in Africa. Renetech joins the supporting choir and hopes for his best in Addis. This blog entry will be updated after the final announcement. Source: KTH-dESA CLEWs-News, April 2017

Comment on the April 7 attack in Stockholm

april 09, 2017  |   Blog   |  

We at Renetech would like to send our sympathies and condoleances to the families of the victims of the April 7, 2017 attack in Stockholm, as well as wishes for speedy recovery for the injured. While no one in our office was hurt, the attack took place right outside our office building. Vi på Renetech vill härmed framföra våra sympatier och kondoleanser till familjerna till offren för attacken den 7 april 2017 i Stockholm, samt önska ett snabbt tillfrisknande för de skadade. Ingen på vårt kontor kom till skada, trots att gärningsmannen körde förbi på gatan utanför kontoret.

Upcoming World Energy Outlook special report on energy access and development

april 05, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Using the latest country by country data, the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that 1.2 billion people still have no access to electricity and 2.7 billion cook their food using dangerous, polluting stoves, linked to 3.5 million premature deaths from household air pollution each year. This lack of access to modern energy hampers predominantly rural economic growth, keeping many million people in poverty. Access to modern energy services improve health, education, gender equality and a range of other positive economic and social outcomes. IEA has voiced concern that at the current pace, the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all will not be attained by 2030 (SDG7). To forge a strategy to address the challenge, IEA brought together 100 experts from governments, business, academia and the finance sector in Paris on March 27 to share best practices and policy actions needed to scale up action to achieve SDG7. The World Energy Outlook, run by IEA, has been conducting analysis on energy access for nearly two decades and will publish a new special report on the subject, Energy Access Outlook: from Poverty to Prosperity, in October 2017. Source: KTH-dESA Sustainable Energy for All Support Programme newsletter, April 2017