So far this year at Total World Energy, we have featured numerous energy utility and generation companies located across the globe and this month, we look at Chile’s nationally-owned oil company, ENAP, which saw profits rise to $157 million last year, a 15% increase on 2013.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, NamPower has now been in operation for more than 40 years – with future plans to invest NAD$30 billion for infrastructure developments, this will help to ensure security of supply for Namibia, boost its generation capacity and power supply footprint.
Looking at a different and innovative source of electricity generation, we speak with Frank Zammataro, CEO and Co-Founder of Rentricity, in an idea that came along completely by chance, he has developed a highly effective concept to utilise the waste water that flows continuously through the water pipes in America.
Still on track for completion later this year, the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind power project will generate enough electricity to power over 300,000 German households and with the installation of the Suction Bucket Jacket Foundation developed by DONG Energy, it is hoped this new concept will help to revolutionise the wind power industry as it begins its inevitable journey into much harsher and deeper terrains.
Lastly, we follow up on the long awaited journey of Solar Impulse 2 on its attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power – follow us on Twitter @TWEmagazine to keep up to date with its progress!