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Tobias Bischof-Niemz

Tobias Bischof-Niemz

Dr Bischof-Niemz is one of the authors of a book titled 'South Africa’s Energy Transition', which offers a roadmap to a decarbonised, low-cost and job-rich energy future.

He was the founding head of the CSIR Energy Centre and previously worked for Eskom on the Integrated Resource Plan. He is currently CEO of ENERTRAG South Africa – tobias@bischof-niemz.de

Opinion: How can SA avoid high costs and great regret when procuring emergency power?

7th February 2020 When released in October, the Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) highlighted that South Africa would face an electricity capacity shortfall of between 2 000 and 3 000 Megawatts (MW) for the coming three years, as well as relatively modest energy deficits (measured in Gigawatt-hours, or GWh)... 

How can SA avoid high costs and great regret when procuring emergency power?

7th February 2020 When released in October, the Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) highlighted that South Africa would face an electricity capacity shortfall of between 2 000 and 3 000 Megawatts (MW) for the coming three years, as well as relatively modest energy deficits (measured in Gigawatt-hours, or GWh)... 

Is land a constraint to a renewables-led energy system in South Africa?

24th January 2020 When the question arises as to what South Africa’s most abundant source of energy is, the usual answer is coal. South Africa has built almost its entire electricity system, as well as a good portion of its liquid-fuels industry, on the back of its plentiful reserves of coal. Furthermore, it is... 

Opinion: Is land a constraint to a renewables-led energy system in South Africa?

24th January 2020 When the question arises as to what South Africa’s most abundant source of energy is, the usual answer is coal. South Africa has built almost its entire electricity system, as well as a good portion of its liquid-fuels industry, on the back of its plentiful reserves of coal. Furthermore, it is... 

Opinion: Why is SA in sweet spot for global corporate-led decarbonisation projects?

6th December 2019 Several large multinationals, such as Google and Amazon, are actively procuring renewable energy as part of efforts to transition their operations away from fossil fuels. Typically, these companies are seeking to take physical delivery of the clean energy produced by wind and solar plants to... 

Why is SA in sweet spot for global corporate-led decarbonisation projects?

6th December 2019 Several large multinationals, such as Google and Amazon, are actively procuring renewable energy as part of efforts to transition their operations away from fossil fuels. Typically, these companies are seeking to take physical delivery of the clean energy produced by wind and solar plants to... 

Opinion: Why do German households pay high electricity prices if renewables are cheap?

15th November 2019 Germany’s electricity generation in 2019 year-to-date has been almost 47% based on renewables, a significant increase from only 9% in 2002. The cost of new renewables, specifically solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind, are now by far the lowest of all new-build power-generator options. Why... 

Why German households pay high electricity prices yet renewables are cheap

15th November 2019 Germany’s electricity generation in 2019 year-to-date has been almost 47% based on renewables, a significant increase from only 9% in 2002. The cost of new renewables, specifically solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind, are now by far the lowest of all new-build power-generator options. Why... 

Opinion: Could South Africa be the Saudi Arabia of green aviation fuel?

25th October 2019 Until relatively recently, much of the world’s decarbonisation attention has been on the electricity sector. The focus was natural because, firstly, the sector is a large contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, and secondly, it is relatively easy to transition. Especially now where after... 

Could South Africa be the Saudi Arabia of green aviation fuel?

25th October 2019 Until relatively recently, much of the world’s decarbonisation attention has been on the electricity sector. The focus was natural because, firstly, the sector is a large contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, and secondly, it is relatively easy to transition. Especially now where after... 

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