White papers

Energizing Economic Growth in Ghana
Making the Power and Petroleum Sectors Rise to the Challenge
This white paper was compiled to help bring about policies and decisions that will ensure that Ghana’s emergence as a middle-income economy is not held back by the energy sector, and focusses on electricity demand and supply, resolving generation and transmission bottlenecks and reforms urgently needed in power distribution
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Influence Of Power Quality- An Over View On Smart Grid Development
This paper gives an overview of the smart grid developments, seen from a power-quality viewpoint; describes the main relations between smart grids and power quality. Different types of real and virtual energy storages are distinguished. Power-quality monitoring detail, emission by new devices, interference between devices and power-line communication, allocation of emission limits; improving voltage quality; immunity of devices and weakening of the transmission grid., are discussed. Although the smart grid brings many new power-quality challenges, these should not result in the introduction of unnecessary barriers against the introduction of the new technology.
Prof.C.Balasubramanya
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Electricity theft - Is smart meter a real solution?
Electricity generated is synchronized on a single bus bar of the grid for transmission. Before utilization of electricity, it passes through several phases. After generation, it is stepped up, passed from switch yard for transmission through power lines. After transmission it is distributed for utilization to the customers. This energy needs to be billed as well. 
Prof.C.Balasubramanya
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Africa Attractivness Survey 2013White Paper: Africa Attractiveness Survey 2013
Ernst & Young’s attractiveness surveys are widely 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 to make investment decisions and governments to remove barriers to future growth.
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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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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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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 in the sub-Saharan context. It illustrates potential opportunities for leapfrogging 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 in the past years 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 the enablers that support the development of a clean electricity industry in Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on naturally available generation technologies.
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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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A guide to the Nigerian Power Sector
Despite the various efforts of the State-owned utility, (which operated as a monopoly) to manage the sector to provide electricity, it became clear by the late 1990s that the Nigerian electricity system was failing to meet Nigeria’s power needs. Hence, the National Electric Power Policy of 2001 kicked off the power sector reform in Nigeria, leading to several other reforms over the last decade.
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Can renewable energy turn Nigeria’s lights on?
Around 70 million Nigerians have no access to grid electricity. Reliable night-time lighting for households, for refrigeration, and affordable power for businesses would change many lives, and renewable energy has the potential to do this. But for solar power, hydropower and wind energy to be made available on a significant scale, government policy needs to change.
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eia U.S Energy Information Administration
Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa and was the world's fourth leading exporter of LNG in 2012. Despite the relatively large volumes it produces, Nigeria's oil production is hampered by instability and supply disruptions, while the natural gas sector is restricted by the lack of infrastructure to monetize gas that is currently flared (burned off).
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