By: Patrick Agese | April 16, 2019

Over two decades ago while growing up in my local community, we were always excited
and shouted “UP NEPA” whenever the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) brought
light. Presently, I live and work in an urban city. Sadly the younger ones in my

neighborhood still scream happily whenever electricity is restored after long hours of
blackout. My thoughts have always been, if we in the urban cities connected to the
electricity grid are still experiencing energy poverty, how much more people living in the
rural communities, who are off the grid and have no access to electricity. This obviously
reflects the dire energy poverty in my country, with a vast majority well over half of the
population having no access to the national grid.

By: Patrick Agese | November 05, 2018

The IChemE Global Awards, in association with Johnson Matthey, celebrate excellence and achievement in chemical, biochemical and process engineering. Finalists demonstrate their professional engineering expertise across a range of industry sectors and projects.

Successful finalists this year include: ExxonMobil, Green Lizard Technologies, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Imperial College London, InterEngineering, Monash University, Recycling Technologies and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

IChemE Chief Executive Jon Prichard said:

“Once again, we’ve had a wonderful variety of entries to this year’s awards, showcasing innovation, technical progression, and a dedication to advancing the profession to make the world a better place.

“Thank you to...

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By: Patrick Agese | October 09, 2018

PAMAfrica founder Patrick Agese was named a finalist for the 2018 Black British Buisness Awards.  The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) is the only premium awards programme that
celebrates exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black people in businesses
operating in Great Britain. Supported and endorsed by government, the BBBAwards seeks to uncover
inspirational role models and ambassadors who represent the very best talent in organisations across
various sectors in the British economy.

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By: Patrick Agese | August 22, 2015

The maths for Africa’s clean energy future is adding up. Solar lamps are spreading like fireflies across Ghana. A first-of-its-kind solar farm in Rwanda is providing electricity for 15,000 rural homes. Utility-scale solar and wind projects are being built in Morocco and Kenya. As technology costs keep tumbling, centralised and decentralised renewable projects such as these will become increasingly attractive, especially when compared with the costly diesel fuel generation that provides much of the continent’s power in rural areas.

Yet, as reporter Tom Jackson previously pointed out in Ensia, hundreds of millions of Africans — including more than 75 percent of the populations in countries such as Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Uganda — ...

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