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Jul 07, 2015
Sphere Holdings CEO Itumeleng Kgaboesele
Updated 20 minutes ago Black-owned investment holding company Sphere Holdings plans to raise a further R1-billion in the coming months in support of its strategy of becoming a leading black industrial enterprise, which could ultimately seek a listing on the JSE. CEO Itumeleng Kgaboesele,...
Jul 06, 2015
A theoretical analysis conducted by a leading global renewable-energy company indicates that electricity generated from a combination of South African wind and solar resources “closely follows” the country’s electricity demand profile and could, therefore, make a...
Jul 03, 2015
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Wind energy is around half of all renewable energy currently produced in South Africa. As we lurch from one day of load shedding to the next, the sector is showing no sign of losing speed, rather the opposite. SA Wind Energy Association CEO Johan van den Berg told...
Jul 03, 2015
Nigeria's Transcorp plans to spend $1.575-billion from 2016 to 2018 to raise its power generation capacity to 2 500 megawatts (MW) from 610 MW now, the company said on Thursday. Transcorp, which also has interest in hotels, oil and gas, said it expected the...
Jul 03, 2015
DEPENDABLE SUPPLIER Tswelopele Engineering has established itself as a supplier of voltage regulators, surge arresters and auto-reclosers
Black-owned engineering specialist Tswelopele Engineering is taking part in Power-Gen Africa (PGA) “to enter new markets and to reach potential solution seekers in all of Africa,” says company CEO Bongane Madondo. PGA, which Madondo describes as a product-awareness...
Jul 03, 2015
SUPPLY SUCCESS Cable Croc successfully supplied 1 520 units of its patented Cable Croc anchoring system to the uMhlathuze municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal
Cable theft prevention systems developer Cable Croc is aiming to improve its Level 4 black economic empowerment (BEE) rating to increase the company’s accessibility to markets that require higher BEE ratings, such as municipalities, as well as the mining and rail...
Jul 03, 2015
SOLAR PANELS The existing buildings in the Coega Industrial Development Zone lent themselves well to rooftop solar panel installations
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels.
Jul 03, 2015
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ TORTOSA The R2-billion project will consist of 34 wind turbine generators, each with a 3 MW capacity
Wind project developer Gestamp Wind has been awarded a 102 MW wind project in Copperton, in the Northern Cape, with a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP), with construction expected to...
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Jul 03, 2015
KEY SUPPORT BASE Howden supports its installed base of equipment through comprehensive maintenance contracts, spares supply and repair services
Boiler and cooling fan, airheater and gas cleaning equipment manufacturer and supplier Howden Africa will be participating in this year’s PowerGen Africa (PGA) event to emphasise its aftermarket capabilities and customer support services for African utilities,...
Jul 03, 2015
GENERATING COLLABORATION Events such as Power-Gen Africa are beneficial to Africa’s power sector
In the interest of being accepted by local communities, events such as Power-Gen Africa (PGA) should partner with local organisations such as coal and energy nonprofit trust the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF), says FFF media and web liaison manager Denise O'Callaghan....
Jul 03, 2015
IMPORTANT DEBATE Renewable-energy storage is a pressing issue in Africa
Renewable alternative energy solutions promoter the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) will chair a debate on renewable-energy storage at this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event, to be held from July 15 to 17 at the Cape Town International...
Jul 03, 2015
UV PROTECTED Flexicon’s PA6 nylon conduit system is ideal for solar applications, owing to the material’s ability to resist exposure to high levels of UV light
Round 4 of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) presents a significant growth opportunity for electrical solutions suppliers, such as mechanical and electrical component supplier Elquip, notes...
Jul 02, 2015
Morocco's Platinum Power, a subsidiary of US private equity firm Brookstone Partners, plans to invest 500-billion CFA francs ($845.87-million) to build a hydroelectric project in Cameroon, the company said. Platinum Power signed a framework public–private partnership...
Jul 01, 2015
Mike Rossouw
The time had come for the private sector to start making it clear that it wished to work with government to simplify mining policy and collaborate towards less regulation and greater implementation. “Step up and get involved in providing meaningful information and...
Jul 01, 2015
Côte d'Ivoire requires $20-billion in power investment over the next 15 years to meet soaring demand and reach its goal of becoming a regional hub, the oil and energy minister said on Tuesday. Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer and French-speaking West...
Jul 01, 2015
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The South African government confirmed on Wednesday that it had sold its 13.91% stake in telecoms group Vodacom to help finance a R23-billion capital injection into embattled State-owned electricity utility Eskom. The shares were sold to the Public Investment...
Jun 30, 2015
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Botswana's Shumba Coal said on Tuesday it plans to develop a solar power station to generate up to 200 MW of electricity as the world's top diamond producer struggles with power shortages. Botswana is currently experiencing power and water shortages, which its...
Jun 30, 2015
Purchases of electricity by municipalities have decreased by 4.4% between the quarters ended December 2014 and March 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. Joe De Beer, the Director General responsible for Economic Statistics at Stats SA, said this...
 
 
 
 
Jun 30, 2015
This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s constrained power system; State-owned power utility Eskom’s financial status and tariffs, capacity expansion programme,...
Jun 29, 2015
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Italian independent renewable-energy power producer Building Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority for two 50 MW, $200-million, photovoltaic (PV) plants, in Benban, Upper Egypt. The plants, which would be built...
Jun 29, 2015
Trade union Solidarity, in conjunction with KragDag and Maroela Media, has launched an emergency plan to assist households in the event of a total power blackout, owing to the ongoing problems at State-owned electricity provider Eskom. The plan offered practical tips...
Jun 29, 2015
Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the board of the State-owned oil company on Friday as a first step in cleaning up the sector in Africa's biggest crude producer. Inaugurated on May 29, Buhari came to power on an anti-corruption ticket and a pledge...
Jun 29, 2015
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
South Africa's cash-strapped power utility Eskom will have to tap debt markets if the state-owned company fails to get the tariff increase it is seeking, the public enterprises minister was quoted as saying on Monday. Eskom has asked the National Energy Regulator of...
Jun 29, 2015
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The Presidency has appointed Silas Mzingeli Zimu as a special adviser on energy to President Jacob Zuma. An electrical engineer by qualification and training, Zimu joins the Presidency from the private sector and brings extensive experience in both business and...
Jun 29, 2015
Renewable energy’s contribution to South Africa’s energy mix and the challenges and opportunities in the broader Southern African energy sector will be key topics of discussion at the upcoming Spain–South Africa Investment Forum. The forum, which would be hosted by...
Jun 26, 2015
Tanzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake of ecological diversity and beauty. Now the country has a new reason to add to its protected sites list: electricity.
 
 
 
 
Jun 26, 2015
Jun 26, 2015
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Spring Lights Gas CEO Nkosinathi Solomon
Spring Lights Gas (SLG), one of the two largest piped gas suppliers to KwaZulu-Natal industry, will commission a new compressed natural gas (CNG) plant in the south of Durban by year-end. Newly appointed CEO Nkosinathi Solomon on Thursday revealed that construction...
Jun 26, 2015
TEAMWORK Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa MD David Taylor-Smith; Aggreko Zambia chairperson Dr. Sixtus Mulenga; Aggreko Africa MD James Shepherd
Temporary power generation services provider Aggreko announced earlier this month that it had appointed Dr Sixtus Mulenga as nonexecutive chairperson of Aggreko Zambia, a move it believed was integral to the ongoing expansion of its operations in Zambia and the rest...
Jun 26, 2015
Resource efficiency and cleaner production specialist the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is expanding its industrial energy efficiency training programme to include water efficiency and waste minimisation courses, the centre’s green...
Jun 26, 2015
HYDROGEN FUEL CELL SYSTEM Each of the twelve cylinders can provide 10 kWh of backup power
The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with JSE-listed miner Anglo American Platinum and gas products company Air Products, has rolled out three 5 kW hydrogen fuel cell systems to provide backup power for three schools in the...
Jun 26, 2015
Russia is willing and able to help train South Africans in the skills required to operate the country’s planned new fleet of nuclear power plants (NPPs). Russian State-owned nuclear company Rosatom already has in place training programmes for foreign personnel,...
Jun 25, 2015
Kenya aims to decide by the end of 2015 whether a gas discovery in the north of the country could fuel a power plant and wants to start using its own coal in about six years' time for a power station being built, a senior energy official said. Kenya, which has...
Jun 25, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is consulting with the National Treasury regarding additional funding of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) beyond the 2017/18 financial...
Jun 25, 2015
A new self-help guide on reducing reliance on State-owned Eskom’s national electricity grid would be published by trade union Solidarity on Friday, with an emergency plan for prolonged load-shedding to be launched on Saturday. The union planned to shed some light on...
Jun 25, 2015
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Former Necsa CEO Dr Rob Adam
Although South Africa could procure more energy from other African countries to help plug its energy gap, nuclear energy would be a more secure option in the long run, says former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO Dr Rob Adam. He told attendees at a South...
 
 
 
 
Jun 25, 2015
Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power project aims to start supplying some electricity as early as September 2016, once a transmission line is built linking the remote northern region to the national grid, a director of the project said on Wednesday. The 310 MW project,...
Jun 25, 2015
Two money Bills which would see Eskom’s balance sheet beefed up by close to R50-billion within the next year were given the green light by the National Assembly on Wednesday. The Eskom Special Appropriation Bill paves the way for the payment of the first tranche of a...
Jun 24, 2015
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Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe
Acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe came out swinging at the conclusion of public hearings into the utility’s request for an additional tariff hike during 2015/16 to enable it to pay for diesel and short-term power contracts with private generators.
Jun 24, 2015
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South African power utility Eskom has suffered a serious breakdown at its Apollo sub-station which receives electricity from the Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique’s Tete province, according to sources in HCB, the company that operates Cahora Bassa. Moises Machava, the...
Jun 24, 2015
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Organised business called on the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to set aside Eskom’s “selective reopener”, arguing that there was no legal basis for such an application, which represented a radical and potentially destabilising departure from South...
 
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