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Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
In a bid to progress its contentious nuclear build programme and increase the contribution of nuclear energy to the country’s overall energy mix, government reiterates it is in talks with various prospective nuclear vendors over nuclear technologies that could...
Oct 17, 2014
Further advancing the project toward its December 24 synchronisation date, power utility Eskom’s Medupi power station project, in Limpopo, has received the Pressure Equipment Regulation Certificate of Registration for Unit 6 – the first Medupi boiler to be connected...
Oct 17, 2014
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Kariba North South Hydropwer
Efforts to adequately fund the $290-million rehabilitation of the Kariba dam, on the Zambezi river basin, have proven successful as the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) moves to finalise pledges of up to $280-million. The ZRA on Friday said it had embarked on the final...
Oct 17, 2014
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GRI Renewable Industries is investing in a R300-million wind-tower factory
The Western Cape government’s GreenCape sector development agency is finalising work on an application to have the Atlantis industrial area designated as a green-technology (greentech) special economic zone (SEZ). Atlantis SEZ project executive Mike Mulcahy tells...
Oct 17, 2014
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Tanzania's public audit office is extending its investigation into corruption in the energy industry, a move likely to further delay financial aid to the east African nation. A group of 12 international donors has withheld aid payments until the investigation's...
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
ENHANCED HAIL GUN A pneumatic vacuum generator was used to suck an iceball through a barrel canister
Industrial automation and control company Festo recently assisted statutory body South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) – whose testing activities include a wide range of testing, calibration and inspection – to automate its hail gun for testing solar panels...
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
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Oct 16, 2014
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Sapvia CEO Moeketsi Thobela
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) newly appointed CEO, Moeketsi Thobela, says he is hoping to raise the profile of solar PV as a solution to South Africa’s immediate electricity crisis, owing to the fact that the technology can be deployed...
Oct 16, 2014
The Tronox-owned Namakwa Sands smelter took a big leap by investing R242-million in a cogeneration (cogen) plant, but it has exceeded the company’s expectations in terms of energy cost savings. The 13.6 MW plant on South Africa’s West Coast uses waste gas that was...
Oct 16, 2014
Botswana's only power station has broken down due to boiler leaks and generator failures, leaving the world's biggest diamond producer entirely dependent on power imports from South Africa's already strained grid, its energy minister said. "All four units at the 600...
Oct 14, 2014
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Tuesday that an ‘Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation’ had been signed with France as part of the “preparatory phase for the possible deployment of French nuclear technology in South Africa”. In a...
Oct 14, 2014
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The transmission unit of South African electricity utility Eskom has completed a strategic grid study for the period to 2040. The study signals major shifts in future generation and demand patterns that will have implications for the domestic network and future...
Oct 14, 2014
Trade and Industry South Africa (Tisa) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) were this week awarded Investment Promotion Awards for excellence in promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) projects to advance sustainable development. The awards ceremony was held...
Oct 13, 2014
Power generation capacity in Africa will quadruple from 2020 to 2040, giving nearly a billion people access to electricity, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its first Africa Energy Outlook released on Monday. "Reform programmes are starting to improve...
Oct 13, 2014
Sierra Leone is aiming to increase its power capacity tenfold by 2017, a plan the energy minister said should be driven by foreign investors despite the outbreak of Ebola and a history of bureaucratic difficulties. Sierra Leone has recorded strong economic growth...
Oct 10, 2014
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Mongezi Ntsokolo
State-owned power utility Eskom has made significant changes to its transmission infrastructure expansion plan for the coming ten years, owing to financial constraints that made its previous plan “no longer realistic”. Group executive for transmission Mongezi...
Oct 10, 2014
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Zimbabwe signed a $1.5-billion deal with China's Sinohydro Corp on Friday to expand a coal-fired power plant in the most ambitious move yet to tackle the country's crippling electricity shortages. The deal, which still needs full financial cover, would see Sinohydro...
 
 
 
 
Oct 10, 2014
Reinforcing government’s pro-stance on nuclear energy, President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 231 of the Constitution, granted Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson the authority to sign an agreement on Cooperation in the Development of Peaceful uses of...
Oct 10, 2014
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The 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, in the Northern Cape, which is being built as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, was over 50% complete and was expected to be completed by December 2015, project...
Oct 10, 2014
Cape Town is on a drive to strengthen its position as a key business capital in Africa. The Mother City is keen to retain its reputation as a leading tourist destination, but wants to be taken more seriously as a destination for local and international investment...
Oct 10, 2014
Multinational electronics company Samsung Electronics Africa, together with nongovernmental organisation Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education, officially unveiled the Solar Powered Internet School at Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm,...
Oct 09, 2014
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Southern Africa has cut its power deficit to 3 000 MW in the last year and will add another 27 000 MW by 2018 as countries ramp up electricity generation to meet growing demand, an official with a regional power pool said on Thursday. The region currently has a peak...
Oct 09, 2014
A 12-month prefeasibility study (PFS) by consulting firm GIBB to investigate the viability of the Monont’sa pumped-storage power plant, in Lesotho, has concluded that the scheme will provide significant power to South Africa’s rapidly developing neighbour when...
Oct 09, 2014
Coenraad Bezuidenhout
Government departments and State-owned companies (SoCs) needed to “drastically” improve their strategic procurement capacity, as well as their localisation compliance levels if local-procurement initiatives were to have any chance of stemming further...
Oct 08, 2014
Through the installation of a 108 kilowatt-peak solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of retailer Woolworths’ Cape Town head office, the company has over the past three months saved 30 828 kWh worth of electricity, which translated into an energy bill reduction...
Oct 08, 2014
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State-owned power utility Eskom noted on Tuesday that its renewable energy projects would contribute significantly to reducing power cuts, as these projects would assist in ensuring grid stability. Speaking at the sixty-fourth Association of Municipal Electricity...
Oct 07, 2014
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Koeberg
US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard expressed concern on Tuesday about alleged irregularities in the recent Eskom tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. The R4.3-billion contract was awarded to...
 
 
 
 
Oct 07, 2014
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Medupi
Parliament’s portfolio committees on Public Enterprises and Energy are satisfied with the progress made on construction at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo. Members of the joint committees conducted an oversight visit to...
Oct 07, 2014
State-controlled Kenya Electricity Generating Co (KenGen) said on Monday it wanted to team up with private investors for the first time to build geothermal power plants that would come on stream by 2016. KenGen's plan is part of Kenya's ambition to add 5 000...
Oct 06, 2014
Tanzania will complete a $455-million power transmission line next year linking its power grid to Kenya and Zambia, part of plans to export electricity powered by its gas and coal reserves to neighbours, the Energy and Minerals Ministry said on Monday. Tanzania,...
Oct 03, 2014
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Eskom says it will no longer disable bulk electricity connections to three municipalities in the Free State that owed the State-owned energy utility a collective R736-million, following an intervention by Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown and Cooperative...
Oct 03, 2014
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The Medupi project
State-owned electricity producer Eskom plans to announce the completion date of Medupi Unit 5 – the second 794 MW unit at the Limpopo power project – by the latest March next year, having indicated that the original commissioning interval of six months following the...
Oct 03, 2014
Cenpower Generation, a special-purpose vehicle created to develop the Kpone independent power plant (KIPP), in the Tema industrial zone, in Ghana, has announced the financial close of the required $900-million in project finance. Once it came on stream in 2017, the...
Oct 03, 2014
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved the implementation plan of the Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) balance of R7.8-billion for energy utility Eskom, outlining on Friday that the implementation of the second multiyear price...
Oct 03, 2014
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Viktor Polikarpov
Nuclear energy vendor Rosatom says the recent intergovernmental agreement between the Russia Federation and South Africa is “not a deal”, but merely a broad outline of what the company and Russia has to offer South Africa in the area of nuclear energy. Regional VP:...
Oct 03, 2014
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Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Speaking...
Oct 03, 2014
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Sapvia CEO Moeketsi Thobela
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia), which was established in 2010, has appointed Moeketsi Thobela its first CEO, effective October 1. “I am pleased to welcome Mr Thobela as the CEO of Sapvia at this particular juncture in the growth and...
 
 
 
 
Oct 03, 2014
Three Free State municipalities will no longer receive electricity supply from Eskom until they make a plan to pay back their R736 million debt, the power utility said on Thursday. Ngwathe, Dihlabeng and Maluti-a-Phofung municipalities' power supply would be cut off...
Oct 03, 2014
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane convened a Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) foreign/international relations Ministers’ meeting in March on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit, in The...
Oct 03, 2014
Although Southern Africa faces the global challenge of meeting the triple bottom line of energy affordability, security of supply and reducing its carbon footprint, it is rich in natural energy resources, which must be harnessed to deal with these and other energy...
Oct 03, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity), while...
Oct 03, 2014
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Owing to electricity consumption in South Africa increasing rapidly since 1980, South Africa needs 40 GW of new power generation by 2025, about half of which should be nuclear energy, says State-utility Eskom. Eskom supplies about 95% of South Africa's electricity...
 
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