In 2016 the installed wind capacity in Europe was 154 GW, of which 12.6 GW is located offshore across 10 different countries. While High Voltage Alternate Current (HVAC) technology is mature and suitable for subsea electricity transmission, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) has better control capabilities, lower power losses and occupies less space compared with HVAC.
The Africa Energy Ideas Competition is for early-stage business ideas. Across Africa, the key energy challenge is how to electrify millions of households, remote communities and small-scale entrepreneurs as quickly as possible.
Mr Adekunle Makinde, the former Chairman, Nigeria Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), says the forthcoming Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) will focus on gas-to-power challenges in the country. Makinde, who is also a Co-Chairman of NEF2017, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday that the forum will be organized by a team of young academics and researchers from the UK, in collaboration with NIEEE.
The 2017 Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF 2017) is a training and development programme for researchers, industry experts, and innovators to engage with key stakeholders in the energy sector, initiate new research collaborations, promote innovative technologies and disseminate high quality research outcomes for sustainable energy development in Nigeria and Africa. NEF 2017 offers a unique opportunity for you to showcase your research or clean energy project to the national and international energy community
The Africa Energy Ideas Competition is for early-stage business ideas. Across Africa, the key energy challenge is how to electrify millions of households, remote communities and small-scale entrepreneurs as quickly as possible. This competition engages young professionals from Africa in developing innovative ideas with a focus on solutions that are sustainable, affordable and commercially viable to urgently tackle the African energy challenge.