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Sep 19, 2014
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper in February next year outlining the possible regulatory framework for “distributed power generation” in South Africa, including how “prosumers” could be empowered to feed surplus...
Sep 19, 2014
BRENDAN WIDLAKE Stratus fault-tolerant servers ensure continuous availability of operational systems in critical processes
A computing platform to ensure the availability of critical processes and control systems is receiving increased attention in South Africa to ensure that the software driving new industrial systems, including automated and robotic processes, functions continuously,...
Sep 18, 2014
Despite apparent legitimate reasoning behind State-owned power utility Eskom’s electricity tariff increases, increased costs would undoubtedly hurt those in the lower portion of South Africa’s income distribution, consulting firm Frost & Sullivan Africa energy and...
Sep 18, 2014
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Medupi
Reiterating that the target date for synchronisation of the first unit at the 4 764 MW coal-fired Medupi power station remained December, Eskom senior general manager Andrew Etzinger has further updated the market on the plant’s progress, saying on Thursday that...
Sep 18, 2014
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Andrew Etzinger
While energy utility Eskom’s build programme continues at pace – with the first unit (Unit 6) of the long-awaited coal-fired Medupi power station to finally be synchronised to the grid in December – Eskom senior general manager Andrew Etzinger believes this...
Sep 18, 2014
Three Chinese firms led by Shanghai Electric Group are considering setting up a coal mine and a 1 200 MW thermal power station in western Zimbabwe, company officials said. Industries and households in the southern African country have endured electricity cuts for...
Sep 18, 2014
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Kariba dam
Zambia and Zimbabwe have obtained pledges of $280-million to rehabilitate the Kariba dam, a crucial source of energy built more than 50 years ago that requires urgent maintenance, the authority managing the dam said on Wednesday. The European Union (EU) will provide...
Sep 17, 2014
Lafarge Africa, Finland's Wartsila and the World Bank's IFC have agreed to build a 220 MW gas-fired power plant in Nigeria to boost electricity supplies, they said on Wednesday. The trio said in a statement their plan was to help fast-track increased power supplies...
Sep 17, 2014
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Sep 17, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
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Sep 16, 2014
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Electricity producer Eskom warned on Tuesday it would take some time to arrest the current high levels of unplanned outages, revealing that 32 of its 87 coal-fired generating units required “major surgery”, while four were in a “critical condition”. However,...
Sep 16, 2014
Barclays Africa group company Absa, in partnership with the French Development Agency (FDA), was offering commercial businesses in South Africa an up to 7% rebate on loans of up to R100-million that are used to fund energy efficiency or renewable energy projects....
Sep 16, 2014
Lynne Brown
South Africa's new Medupi power plant is expected to add 0.35% to gross domestic product, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown told parliament on Tuesday. State power utility Eskom announced that the first unit of the new coal-fired plant would link up with the...
Sep 15, 2014
DBSA CEO Patrick Dlamini
Following record disbursements of R12.7-billion in 2014, the State-owned Development Bank of Southern African (DBSA) reported on Monday that it planned to raise total yearly disbursements to R22-billion by 2017, with a major focus on under-resourced municipalities....
Sep 15, 2014
Tanzania has signed an agreement with French oil producer Maurel et Prom and Wentworth Resources for the supply of gas aimed at doubling the country's power generation capacity to 3 000 MW by 2016. Oslo Stock Exchange and London AIM-listed Wentworth Resources said in...
Sep 15, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene reported on Monday that nonstrategic government assets had been identified within various government departments that could be used to support an equity injection into the financially strained State-owned electricity producer, Eskom....
Sep 15, 2014
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has signed an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to buy the 225 MW Ayitepa wind farm, in Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of $525-million, is expected to reach...
Sep 15, 2014
The Cabinet-approved support package for Eskom has reaffirmed that tariff adjustments “remain the key mechanism that will provide the electricity supply industry with a sustainable solution”, but it also included a further allocation of funds – no figure was provided...
Sep 13, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom starts its 100-day countdown for the first power from the first 794 MW Medupi power station unit on Monday September 15, with Unit 6 scheduled to be synchronised at midday on December 24. Synchronisation is the process whereby the...
Sep 12, 2014
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Trade union Uasa says the recent fragile performance of the mining and manufacturing sectors is not only the result of protracted strikes across both sectors, which resulted in a “massive” reduction in export figures, but can also be attributed to inadequate...
 
 
 
 
Sep 12, 2014
Tremendous innovation is under way in Africa, with people shifting their perceptions of what to expect from the continent, says South African trends analyst, Dion Chang. He told the seventh annual Green Building Convention, in Cape Town, that a wave of innovation...
Sep 12, 2014
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Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies confirmed on Friday that the Hebei Iron and Steel Group, of China, was set to partner with the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on the development of steelmaking capacity based on the raw material...
Sep 12, 2014
There is a need to start planning another pumped storage scheme in South Africa. Much work has already been done at a site in the Limpopo province and the project was very close to being put out to tender at one stage. In 2008/9 the National Energy Regulator of South...
Sep 12, 2014
Nuclear medicine is defined by the Department of Medical Physics of the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of the Witwatersrand as “a speciality that makes use of radioactive tracers that emit gamma-rays to assess the physiological functioning of organs...
Sep 11, 2014
Professor Mosad Elmissiry
The African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding with USAID outlining new commitments to the implementation of the Power Africa Initiative, which was unveiled by President Barack Obama in 2013....
Sep 10, 2014
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After over six months of negotiations between Aim-listed Ncondezi Energy, the Mozambique Department of Energy (DoE) and Mozambique State-owned power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the coal asset developer said on Monday that it had reached a commercial...
Sep 09, 2014
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Despite the vital role that energy efficiency could play in boosting economic growth, while simultaneously reducing energy demand, assessments by the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggest that, under existing policies, two-thirds of the economically viable energy...
Sep 09, 2014
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer
Power and automation group ABB is moving to “shift the centre of gravity” of the corporation to accelerate its already strong global power and automation position to the next level, amid the global change in the electrical value chain and the fourth industrial...
Sep 08, 2014
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Sep 08, 2014
Energy utility Eskom said on Monday that the electricity system would remain tight over the evening peak on Monday and would be “extremely constrained” for the rest of the week owing to planned and unplanned outages. As a result, a high reliance on emergency...
 
 
 
 
Sep 05, 2014
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South African electricity utility Eskom said on Friday that it would sign a disputed R4.3-billion contract with Areva, of France, for the replacement of six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town. However, the potential for legal action...
Sep 05, 2014
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While the Department of Energy (DoE) has indicated that standard documents would be developed to reduce transaction costs related to bidding for the small projects Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), local advisory firm...
Sep 05, 2014
Koeberg
The High Court in Johannesburg on Friday ruled that power utility Eskom had five days to hand over tender documents, Westinghouse Electric Company said. This was related to the awarding of a R4-billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary.
Sep 05, 2014
President Robert Mugabe
China will help Zimbabwe build special economic zones and industrial parks to jump-start exports and a struggling economy, its ambassador to Harare said on Thursday as a Chinese firm started expanding the country's largest hydro-power plant. The pledge by Beijing's...
Sep 05, 2014
Private education institution Maragon Private Schools Olympus, in Pretoria, will launch its Solar Eagle solar car at the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014, an eight-day biennial solar car race, which will take place from September 27 to October 4.
Sep 05, 2014
Banking group Standard Bank has reinforced its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative amidst an increasing pipeline of power projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
Sep 04, 2014
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Koeberg
Westinghouse Electric SA has partly withdrawn an urgent application relating to a R4 billion tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant, Eskom said on Thursday. Westinghouse wanted to prevent Eskom from finalising the contract and to see...
Sep 03, 2014
Tshediso Matona
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown confirmed on Wednesday that Tshediso Matona, who has been appointed as the new Eskom CEO, would assume his duties at the State-owned power utility on October 1, 2014. She also announced that Matsietsi Mokholo had been appointed...
Sep 03, 2014
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Koeberg
Eskom acting CEO Collin Matjila on Wednesday told MPs there had been no bias in the tender process that led to French company Areva securing the contract to replace six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant. "We believe the process was beyond reproach,"...
Sep 02, 2014
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A consortium led by two Kenyan firms won a government tender to build a 1 000-MW, coal-fired power plant, company officials said on Tuesday, part of moves to satisfy rising demand for energy in East Africa's biggest economy. Kenya suffers from regular blackouts due...
 
 
 
 
Sep 02, 2014
Regional interconnections and oil discoveries are expected to drive the transmission and distribution industry’s (T&D’s) growth in East Africa, the second-fastest growing region in Africa, global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said on Tuesday. The region’s...
Sep 02, 2014
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Small, 100 MW nuclear power plants could be the answer to Africa’s electricity generation challenges, Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm said on Tuesday, stating that he believed in 100 years’ time, the world would mostly be run on nuclear power. “I believe African...
Sep 02, 2014
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Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga
With 12 new African nations expected to enter the oil production space over the next decade, the African continent had to start deliberating energy policy that focused on security and sustainability, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said on Tuesday. Speaking...
Sep 02, 2014
Fuel cell products provider Ballard Power Systems has appointed Randall MacEwen as president and CEO, effective October 6, replacing John Sheridan, who is retiring after serving as the company’s president and CEO since 2006. Sheridan would continue to serve as an...
Sep 01, 2014
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South African utility Eskom said on Monday that a report in a business newspaper that power supply would be "highly constrained" for the next five years was a "worst-case scenario." "It would not be correct to say categorically that it would take five years. That is...
 
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