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Jun 14, 2013
China has provided credit worth $500-million to Uganda to help pay for the construction of a large Nile River hydropower dam at Karuma, a government document said on Friday, reviving the $2-billion project stalled for years by a lack of money. Construction of the...
Jun 14, 2013
The World Bank has agreed to the fast-track of the implementation of Malawi’s dragging $84.7-million Energy Sector Support Project, which it is funding and is aimed at improving the operational capacity of Malawi’s hydro-based electricity sector and identifying...
Jun 14, 2013
Energy shortages across Africa are hindering the continent from improving its infrastructure, notes advisory firm KPMG global infrastructure and projects group director De Buys Scott. He explains that the availability of energy has a direct relation to gross domestic...
Jun 14, 2013
Powertech Transformers (PTT), a subsidiary of Powertech and the JSE-listed Altron Group, recently completed the manufacture of two 315 MVA 400 kV power transformers for the City of Tshwane municipality, which are the largest for this municipality to date.
Jun 13, 2013
Growth in South Africa is unlikely to reach pre-crisis levels unless “supply-side reforms” are undertaken, the World Bank warns in its latest ‘Global Economic Prospects (GEP)’ report released in Washington DC on Wednesday. Similar constraints are also...
Jun 12, 2013
State-owned electricity utility Eskom announced on Wednesday that new labour agreements have been finalised with contractors and unions at the strike-prone Medupi and Kusile power-station sites in a bid to stabilise industrial relations and ensure that the projects...
Jun 11, 2013
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While South Africa has made great strides in developing energy efficiency projects to mitigate dwindling electricity reserves, more needs to be done to encourage and support firms to undertake the transition from “business as usual” to becoming energy-conscience...
Jun 10, 2013
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Monday called on 12 of the country’s municipalities, which have yet to apply for a tariff increase for implementation on July 1, to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for submissions...
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
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Jun 05, 2013
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Jun 04, 2013
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Jun 03, 2013
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State-owned electricity utility Eskom says it is aware of the fact that several large cities have developed load-shedding schedules for 2013, following the recent release of a new schedule by the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality, in Gauteng. However,...
Jun 03, 2013
Ekurhuleni residents could be in for power cuts because of the increased demand on electricity, the municipality said on Sunday. "We are advising consumers to use electricity wisely by taking practical steps like switching geysers off during peak hours, switching off...
May 31, 2013
Power utility Eskom, its contractors and trade unions representing workers at the Medupi and Kusile power-station project sites have not been able to conclude a new labour agreement by the end of May as initially hoped. However, Eskom spokesperson Hilary Joffe said...
May 31, 2013
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As an abundant global resource, natural gas is poised to take centre stage in the world’s total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with more than 200 years of proved reserves and a worldwide increase in gas consumption, partly...
May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
As an abundant global resource, natural gas is poised to take centre stage in the world’s total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with more than 200 years of proved reserves and a worldwide increase in gas consumption, partly...
May 30, 2013
South African mining group Exxaro Resources has agreed to pay Linc Energy a A$20-million licence fee in return for the right to deploy the ASX-listed company’s underground coal gasification (UCG) technologies across sub-Saharan Africa. Formal agreements, which are...
May 24, 2013
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Eskom reaffirmed to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy on Friday that it would not, through efficiencies alone, be able to close the R225-billion financial gap arising from the lower-than-requested tariff determination for the coming five years. Several...
May 22, 2013
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Three trade unions for Eskom employees have submitted their demands ahead of this year's salary negotiations, the power utility said on Tuesday. Spokeswoman Hilary Joffe said the negotiation process would begin next week. Lists of demands were received from the...
May 22, 2013
US engineering and construction group Fluor has consolidated South Africa as its regional “hub” and, besides maintaining its local focus, is concentrating much of its growth energy on the opportunities set to arise as a result of major discoveries of gas reserves...
 
 
 
 
May 21, 2013
Schneider Electric South Africa country president Eric Léger
The new country president of international energy management specialist Schneider Electric has hinted to possible acquisitions in the South African market as part of a concerted strategy to accelerate the expansion of the company both domestically and within the...
May 17, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom will equip its Arnot power station, in Mpumalanga, with 370 SigniFire flame, smoke and reflective-heat detection systems by December.
May 17, 2013
Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions manufacturer LED Lighting South Africa CEO Pierre van Helden says rebate programmes initiated by State-owned power utility Eskom to manage electricity demand have done a great deal to spark interest in the lighting market...
May 17, 2013
Owing to uncertainty surrounding South Africa’s electricity supply, it is important for State-owned power utility Eskom to conform to legislation that governs emission limits, as forced shutdowns of its generating units is not an option for the country.
May 17, 2013
The signing in February of State-owned power utility Eskom’s 49M initiative by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has yielded positive results in the saving of energy. Eskom has been assisting the CSIR with energy audits, and some of the...
May 17, 2013
Energy solutions company ThermoWise supplies a range of environment-friendly air-to-water heat pumps that meet the requirements of State-owned power utility Eskom’s rebate programme specifications to allow those users that make use of the pumps to qualify for...
May 17, 2013
Following a request for inspection of the World Bank’s Eskom Investment Support Project (EISP) pertaining to the Medupi coal-fired power station in Limpopo, an inspection panel found that at system level the bank management’s assessment of South Africa’s legal...
May 17, 2013
Global logistics and supply chain management company Imperial Logistics joined State-owned power utility Eskom and the government-endorsed energy efficiency initiative 49M in March to reinforce the company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption.
May 17, 2013
Gauteng-based structural steel product manufacturer Structa Group has undertaken three projects for State-owned power utility Eskom’s coal-fired Medupi power station, in Limpopo.
May 17, 2013
Environmental justice and developmental organisation groundWork’s media officer Megan Lewis says that the World Bank does not realise or act on the need to call for immediate action when evidence of damage, owing to projects it is involved with, is visible, such as...
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2013
For economic activity to be supported, more power generation in South Africa is needed; hence, we need more clarity from the Department of Energy on the role of independent power producers (IPPs) in power generation, given the constrained the power system operated...
May 17, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom, through Integrated Demand Management (IDM) programmes, achieved total savings of 589 MW, of which 122 MW were in the commercial building sector, for the year ending March 2013, IDM senior GM Andrew Etzinger tells Engineering News.
May 17, 2013
Maintaining boiler plants in South Africa is a challenge because of the fluctuating coal grade that is used, and a leading cause of boiler-tube damage is fly ash erosion, owing to the high ash content in the coal.
May 17, 2013
French electricity major Alstom Grid and local electrical equipment manufacturer Actom have renewed their technologies cooperation agreement for the next two years, having officiated their partnership at a signing ceremony, in Johannesburg, last month. The agreement...
May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
The South African electricity transmission system faces the challenge of not only having to continuously keep up with the plans outlined in the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 but also having to ensure that there are reliable and...
May 15, 2013
Senior executives from 110 power and utility companies around the world have flagged compliance and regulation as the biggest risks facing the power and utilities sector. The executives, who were surveyed for Ernst & Young’s Business Pulse Power and Utilities...
May 14, 2013
The Department of Energy (DoE) will work towards finalising an Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) for South Africa during the current financial year, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. Speaking at a media briefing prior to her Budget Vote speech for the 2013/14...
May 14, 2013
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The CEO of South African power utility Eskom, Brian Dames, said on Tuesday that countries in sub-Saharan Africa should work together to establish a “super grid” to boost electricity supply in the power-starved region. Dames told several thousand delegates at...
May 14, 2013
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A R155-million cogeneration plant is being developed by a private power producer at Anglo Platinum’s (Amplats’) Waterval Smelter, in Rustenburg, with construction scheduled for completion by June 2014. Eternity Power, a special purpose vehicle that is 80% owned...
 
 
 
 
May 14, 2013
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba reported on Tuesday that initiatives would be announced in the coming months to add momentum to a “comprehensive industrialisation and transformation programme” linked to the multibillion-rand investment programmes of...
May 10, 2013
Kenya's government has rejected a proposal by state-controlled power distributor Kenya Power to triple a fixed monthly charge paid by industries, saying the move would hurt the ability of Kenyan businesses to compete. Businesses had long complained of high...
May 10, 2013
Industrial energy efficiency projects are steadily being implemented in South Africa to combat price and security-of-supply pressures, but financial constraints, including funding and internal resources, remain barriers to a more broad-based deployment. That said,...
May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Industrial energy efficiency projects are steadily being implemented in South Africa to combat price and productivity pressures, but financial constraints, including funding and internal resources, remain barriers to their broad deployment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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