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Energy and ICT sector news and announcements from EE Business Intelligence



Energy, electricity and ICT for Africa


News and announcements from EE Business Intelligence

Issue 77, August 2022




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UCT-GSB part-time short course:

Managing new power markets and regulation in Africa


24 – 28 October 2022



The Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business will be delivering the Managing New Power Markets and Regulation in Africa executive education short course from 24 – 28 October 2022. The course is run in partnership with the African Forum of Utility Regulators and the Regional Electricity Regulators Association.


Anchored by Dr Martin Pardina, alongside leading international lecturers from tier-one universities and regional industry experts, this course aims to empower delegates to contribute to the reform of the power sector and deliver sustainable, affordable services to everyone. The course exposes delegates to new frontiers of knowledge and skills in:


– The challenges facing the African power sector

– Global and African developments in new power market reforms

– Improving utility performance

– Power systems of the future

– Economic and technical regulation of monopoly components of the power sector

– Accelerating investments in competitive elements of the sector – IPPs and auctions

– Preparing for the future with the growth of variable ren`ewable energy; distributed energy generation and the energy transition


The course is specifically suited for board members, executives, senior managers, professionals, consultants and advisors working in African regulatory authorities, government departments, power utilities, development finance institutions and the private sector.


There is a strong emphasis on economic regulation and tariff setting in the course. Upon completion, participants should have gained knowledge and skills to adapt their energy sectors to the realities of the rapid energy transition and mechanisms to regulate it for impactful social-economic transformation.

This year’s short courses are delivered in a hybrid format, providing for both online and in-person delivery at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Please see the course programme for more details.



Application fees are R 29 500 for the face-to-face sessions in Cape Town, and R19 500 for the live online training. Group discounts for 3 or more participants from the same institution are available, as well as discounted rates for GSB alumni.





Dr Martin Pardina

Chief Economist

Ad Hoc Consulting

Prof. Anton Eberhard

Professor Emeritus, Senior Scholar

Power Futures Lab

Dr Peter Twesigye

Course Convenor and Research Lead

Power Futures Lab


Further information


For more information about course fees, registration and programe content, please visit the course website, or email the Power Futures Lab, or the Course Convenor Dr Peter Twesigye.





Wednesday 7 Sep 2022; 14h00 UK time, 15h00 SA time



Join Andy Calitz of Future Energy and Patricia Roberts of LNG-Worldwide for a virtual visit to the the global LNG supply industry to see:


·    Impressive LNG export plants of Australia, Qatar, the USA, Malaysia and Russia that make up 70% of world LNG supply

·    Growing LNG import terminals of China, Japan, Europe, Korea and India that make up 70% of world LNG demand

·    Emerging new LNG infrastructure in Canada, Mozambique, Pakistan, Germany and Brazil contributing to LNG supply and demand growth

·    Important role played in global LNG trade by Cheniere, Shell, Novatek, Qatar Petroleum, Petronas, TotalEnergies, Venture Global, Kogas, JERA, PetroChina, CNOOC, – Sinopec, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas, Gazprom, Trafigura, Vitol, Gunvor and Glencore

·    Full shipyards in Korea and China rapidly expanding the LNG fleet with newbuild vessels



The LNG supply / demand equation. Source: The IGU World LNG Report 2022




As a result of a most eventful year for the LNG sector, the World LNG Report 2022 – the 13th edition of this report – has become one of the most anticipated,.


“The 2022 report is out at a time when LNG is more vital than ever to secure and reliable functioning of energy systems around the world. It is also a vital tool for controlling emissions, particularly as the crisis in energy supply is forcing even the most climate-conscious economies to turn back to coal, wiping out emissions reductions achieved in recent years” – International Gas Union (IGU)


“Africa – with LNG export projects in Egypt, Algeria, Mauritania, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Mozambique and Tanzania – recently started importing LNG to Ghana, with the South African DMRE also having authorised LNG-to-power to alleviate the power generation shortages in South Africa. More recently key international organisations such as the IEA have accepted that Africa should be allowed, even encouraged, to develop its gas resources to underpin industrialisation and economic growth. Gas is already the largest primary energy driving power generation in Africa. But Africa and South Africa play into a very competitive global LNG market, disrupted by the Russian war in Ukraine, and a resulting global search for more LNG supply.” – FutureEnergy.Global



LNG import terminals on the Chinese coast, with 18 more under construction.

Source: FutureEnergy.Global




Andy Calitz of FutureEnergy.Global helps audiences understand the Global Energy Supply Transition Journey as it plays out on the regional and national economies on six continents. He is based in London. Until recently he was the first Secretary General of the International Gas Union. He is a non-executive director of Seawind Technology. He started his working career with Eskom. He joined Shell in 1996 where he was actively involved in the alliances with Gazprom in Russia and CNOOC and SINOPEC in China, in Liquefied Natural Gas shipping, in Sakhalin Energy in Russia, in the Australian Gorgon LNG project, in New Business Development, and in LNG Canada.


Patricia Roberts has 39 years of international experience in the oil and gas industries with broad expertise in strategic business planning, commercial strategy, contract negotiation, economic and market analysis, regulatory assessments, project development, operating and optimising a LNG portfolio and expert analysis and testimony for international energy litigation and arbitration matters. Dr Roberts provides services to large global energy companies and utilities, national energy companies, state energy agencies, independent developers, equity investors, banks and law firms. An independent consultant since 2005, Patricia has advised clients on large-scale LNG infrastructure projects and commercial arrangements for businesses under development, in start=up and ongoing operations.



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