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Aug 23, 2013
POWER PLATFORMFollowing the success of the first Power-Gen Africa last year, event organiser PennWell International decided to co-locate next year’s event with the first DistribuTech Africa to further address the needs of Africa’s energy sector
Internationally renowned power transmission and distribution event DistribuTech, which has been providing a comprehensive overview of the global power distribution sector for more than 20 years, will make its Africa debut next year, in conjunction with the second...
Aug 23, 2013
GREEN JOBS Several technologies relating to waste-to-energy and biofuels could create a further 100 000 jobs
A study of the estimated employment potential of four broad green economy strategies in South Africa has indicated that at least 445 587 jobs could be created.
Aug 23, 2013
It is common cause that South Africa is facing various challenges with regard to its water resources and the management thereof. It is also well recognised that South Africa needs to intensify its efforts to protect its already limited water resources and materially...
Aug 21, 2013
South African black-owned photovoltaic (PV) solar company Black Lite Solar on Wednesday announced that the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) had bought a 23% stake in the company for an undisclosed sum. The primary aim of this investment by the NEF was to further its...
Aug 16, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013
Namibia Power (NamPower) on Friday started its search for an environmental impact assessment consultant for the national electricity utility’s solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Nampower aimed to develop three 10 MW solar PV power plants in Namibia as part of its...
Aug 16, 2013
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POWER SUPPLY FOR WATERThe eThekwini municipality in Durban has already brought two mini hydroschemes on its existing infrastructure to the tender stage
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has finalised two of the 28 projects aimed at scaling up renewable energy and energy efficient solutions in key emerging markets and selected developing countries in Africa and Asia.
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
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Aug 09, 2013
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75 MWThe 75 MW farm with its 1-million solar panels will generate enough electricity to power about 14 000 South African homes every year
Solar energy company Solar Capital signed its second Independent Power Purchase Agreement with the Department of Energy.
Aug 06, 2013
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The Department of Energy (DoE) has released the Draft Integrated Energy Planning Report for public consultation and has announced that it will host stakeholder consultations in various parts of the country during the months of September, October and November. The...
Aug 05, 2013
Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power on Monday announced a €100-million equity investment deal with Marubeni Corporation, which would see the Japanese group take a 25% stake in the company. Ireland-based Mainstream, which has plans to build wind...
Aug 02, 2013
Construction on the 50 MWe Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant project in the Northern Cape started after reaching financial close in June, a consortium led by Saudi-based electricity and desalinated water producer, Acwa Power International, said on Friday....
Aug 02, 2013
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Wind energy producer Innowind has tasked Germany-based Vestas to install thirty-five V112 3.0 MW wind turbines at its three wind power projects in the Eastern Cape. The 105 MW order, Vestas’ largest to date, comprised the supply, installation and commissioning of...
Aug 02, 2013
International consulting engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV has developed a tool that can measure an organisation’s carbon footprint to help reduce its emissions, says Royal HaskoningDHV’s principal engineer Siva Chetty. The tool measures three different scopes of...
Aug 02, 2013
MELISSA NAIDOO The Bokpoort concentrated solar power independent power project plant is based on a Spanish design and will be installed by an engineering, procurement and construction consortium lead by Spanish contractors
Construction of developer, owner and operator of independent water and power projects ACWA Power’s 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) independent power project (IPP) is proposed to start in the third quarter of 2013 on the Bokpoort farm, near Upington, in...
Aug 02, 2013
The Droogfontein and De Aar solar power projects received two high-voltage (HV) transformers, which will to enable them to connect to State-owned power utility Eskom’s network in April 2014. The HV transformers are not only the largest single components at the sites...
Jul 31, 2013
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The Department of Energy (DoE) on Wednesday released South Africa’s first large-scale high-resolution Wind Resource map – generated from the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) project launched last year – to the public for research, development and planning of wind...
Jul 30, 2013
Energy solutions provider SolarWorld Africa, in collaboration with engineering, procurement and construction partner African Technical Innovations, has started the supply and installation of a 1.015 MWp rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system in Ceres, which it says will,...
 
 
 
 
Jul 26, 2013
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MEGAPOWERThe Sasol gas-engine power plant has a 140 MW operating capacity, which can power 200 000 households
Sasol New Energy inaugurated South Africa’s first gas-engine power plant at its Sasolburg site, in the Free State, earlier this month.
Jul 25, 2013
Zambia’s energy sector offers ample opportunities for investors, Rural Electrification Authority (REA-Zambia) community mobilisation officer Naomi Sidomo said on Thursday, highlighting the particular potential for pubic–private partnerships in developing mini...
Jul 25, 2013
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Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane
South Africa should finalise its ‘nuclear procurement roadmap’ by November, Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane reports, adding that a study on the likely costs of such a programme should be completed in September. Speaking exclusively to...
Jul 23, 2013
Investec project and infrastructure finance head Fazel Moosa
Banking group Investec is gearing up to participate in a range of new private electricity projects in both South Africa and the rest of Africa having already expanded its exposure to six projects with a combined investment value of R20-billion. The group has approved...
Jul 19, 2013
Power utility Namibia Power (NamPower) on Friday announced it would seek investment partners for the $1-billion Kudu combined-cycle gas and steam turbine project, near Oranjemund. The potential strategic equity investor (SEI) for the much delayed 800 MW gas-to-power...
Jul 19, 2013
The R1.6-billion Portside development, in Cape Town’s central business district, has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star South Africa (SA) office design rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
Jul 19, 2013
The new Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) head office, in Pretoria, received a 6 Star Green Star South Africa (SA) Office Design certificate from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
Jul 19, 2013
FIRST HIGH SCHOOLThe R100-million high school in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape will underpin three pillars of the Siemens commitment – skills development, sustainability and local commitment
Former President Nelson Mandela’s birth town of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, is having its first high school built.
Jul 18, 2013
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Stellenbosch University researchers believe concentrated solar power (CSP) has an extremely bright future in South Africa and could signal a tremendous economic opportunity for the country.  In terms of renewable-energy alternatives, they believe CSP is one of the...
Jul 17, 2013
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The operators of the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, which will comprise 60 Siemens SWT 2.3 MW wind turbines, will start transporting the turbine components from the Port of Ngqura to the 3 700 ha site, near Humansdorp, next week. Trucks with oversized trailers of up...
 
 
 
 
Jul 12, 2013
Solar energy provider Scatec Solar is building two photovoltaic projects (PV) to that will collectively provide 115 MW under the second round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Jul 12, 2013
Two years after the promulgation of the Independent Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 by the Department of Energy, South Africa’s bourgeoning renewable-energy sector has attracted sizeable global investments into the country. According to the Financial Times, the South...
Jul 12, 2013
Namibia requires a significant increase in investment in new generation and transmission assets to meet the country’s increased power demands resulting from economic growth, says consulting engineering firm Hatch Energy Consulting director Robert Griesbach. Hatch...
Jul 12, 2013
POWER CABLESHelukabel has developed a full range of cables specifically for all solar applications
German cable manufacturer Helukabel’s Johannesburg branch has moved to larger premises to allow for greater stockholding to keep up with the demand for its cabling and related products used in solar and wind power projects, in South Africa.
Jul 11, 2013
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Engineering and construction has started on the R550-million, 27 MW MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm, about 30 km from Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, one month after the docking of the components at the Port of Ngqura. Lead engineering, procurement and...
Jul 05, 2013
Increasing the role of gas may be one answer to a low-carbon economy, but it could also undermine support for renewable energy, said Mac Consulting principal consultant Dave Collins at a business breakfast hosted by the firm last month. He explained that, for the...
Jul 05, 2013
DR JOHN RYANISO 50001 Energy Management certification is crucial to businesses moving forward amid a world energy crisis
Energy management standards, such as the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification, are crucial to businesses moving forward amid a world energy crisis, said Certification Europe founder and director Dr John Ryan at the second Eastern Cape Energy Efficiency...
Jul 03, 2013
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Leading wind turbine supplier Vestas has confirmed that it has received a firm order to supply 31 turbines to the 93 MW Tsitsikamma Community wind farm, which is being developed in the Eastern Cape by Cennergi, a joint venture between Exxaro and Tata Power. The...
Jul 02, 2013
Namibia aimed to shift the bulk of its domestic electricity demand off cross-border suppliers as it expanded its own power generation capacity, Pretoria-based commercial office of the High Commission of Namibia commercial counsellor Bonaventura Hinda said on Tuesday....
Jul 01, 2013
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Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking and Nedbank Capital on Monday announced the financial close of a new 74 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Northern Cape. Acciona Energy South Africa and Aveng Africa aimed to build and operate the solar PV plant –...
 
 
 
 
Jun 28, 2013
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The construction of the turbine foundations, roads and substation civil works are progressing well for the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm project, says emerging markets power company Globeleq South Africa MD Mark Pickering. The project, between the towns of Jeffreys...
Jun 28, 2013
Africa’s energy sector is on the cusp of a renaissance, with the most important driver being the growth in African economies. Conversely, the lack of energy necessitates investment in energy to sustain the growth of business on the continent, says auditing and...
Jun 28, 2013
Several of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) projects achieved financial closure between May and June, including those of cleaner energy company Cennergi’s two wind farm power projects.
Jun 28, 2013
Work on the 50 MW photovoltaic (PV) De Aar Solar power project’s PV tables and substations are progressing well, emerging markets power company Globeleq South Africa MD Mark Pickering tells Engineering News. The project, located a few kilometres outside the town of...
Jun 28, 2013
The 50 MW Droogfontein Solar Power photovoltaic (PV) project, which is 15 km outside of Kimberley, governed by the Sol Plaatje local municipality, in the Northern Cape, is on schedule to be completed by mid-2014, emerging markets power company Globeleq South Africa...
 
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