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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.
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Jun 28, 2013
International technical advisory company 3E believes that South Africa is making tremendous progress towards achieving the goals of South Africa’s National Energy Regulator’s national integrated resource plan through the Renewable Energy Independent Power...
Jun 28, 2013
Wind power projects will assist in providing not only power to the national grid but much-needed skills development and job opportunities, renewable-energy  company DCD Energy marketing manager Hendrik Schoeman tells Engineering News. In May, DCD officially started...
Jun 25, 2013
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IDC green industries SBU head Rentia van Tonder
The Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC’s) green industries strategic business unit (SBU), which was established in April 2011, currently has a committed portfolio valued at R10.4-billion, much of which relates to its support for South Africa’s...
Jun 21, 2013
South Africa-based German immigration company Imcosa, which handles permit applications for all permit types, believes that the biggest potential for German investment in South Africa lies in energy production, especially renewable energy, in which Germany is among...
Jun 21, 2013
An envisaged high-level working group meeting between Germany and South Africa will take place in August  in South Africa as a first step in implementing the declaration of intent that was signed in February betweenboth countries to create yearly consultations in...
Jun 21, 2013
South Africa's lack of polyethylene engineering plastics suppliers prompted German plastics engineering manufacturer Wefapress to establish a Port Elizabeth-based facility. In South Africa, the company distributes polyethylene engineering plastics to markets that...
Jun 19, 2013
Semiconductor materials manufacturer Soitec reported on Tuesday that 18 students had completed the first phase of its concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology training programme – the first of its kind in South Africa. The programme, conducted in Touwsrivier, in...
Jun 18, 2013
The Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association on Tuesday said it had appointed Ntombikanina Malinga as its new CEO, succeeding Jonathan de Vries. Malinga has experience in the private and public sector and is a graduate of various universities,...
Jun 13, 2013
Feasibility work is moving ahead on the development of two 1 000 MW solar parks in Prieska and Upington, in the Northern Cape, as part of a larger plan to create a 5 000 MW solar-park corridor in the sun-drenched province. The solar-park corridor concept first...
Jun 12, 2013
Energy company Cennergi, the joint venture between Exxaro Resources and Tata Power, reports that it has achieved financial closure on two Eastern Cape wind-farm projects with a combined investment value of R7-billion. The Amakhala Emoyeni and Tsitsikamma Community...
 
 
 
 
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 11, 2013
The offloading of the first of the tower sections from the Kota Bakat on June 7
The first two shiploads of wind-turbine components have landed in Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, from where they will be transported by road to the MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm site, in the Eastern Cape. The R550-million, 27 MW project is being developed by...
Jun 11, 2013
Global energy company GDF Suez has followed up its recent announcement that it will be proceeding with two open-cycle gas-turbines in South Africa with news that it, Investec and Kagiso Tiso Holdings have reached financial close for a €160-million (around...
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
The 50 MW De Aar solar photovoltaic (PV) project site has reached peak construction and its developers are optimistic that the project is on track to meet all critical milestones ahead of its official commercial operation date of April 2014. The project was among...
Jun 03, 2013
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Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom
South Africa is further advancing its strategy of developing commercial activities in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with the launch of the Hydrogen South African (HySA) Centre of Competence (CoC) in the North West province. The HySA Infrastructure CoC is...
Jun 03, 2013
The South Africa unit of German solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting-systems specialist Schletter is considering investing in its own domestic manufacturing capacity in an effort to service growing local and regional demand, as well as to further raise the localisation...
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 31, 2013
Royal Philips Electronics is continuing its programme of installing more than 100 Community Light Centres across Africa with six new ones in South Africa.
 
 
 
 
May 29, 2013
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May 29, 2013
The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has allocated R13-billion for investment in various sectors of the economy to create jobs and contribute to renewable energy, food security and broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE). The fund has signed private...
May 28, 2013
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The first photovoltaic (PV) energy farm in the North West province has been launched and is expected to supply 7 MW of power to the national power grid once it becomes fully operational in November. The RustMo1 solar farm, located some 22 km outside Rustenburg,...
May 28, 2013
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A “streamlined” environmental authorisation process is being introduced by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to facilitate the implementation of the 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (Sips) being overseen by South Africa’s Presidential...
May 27, 2013
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The basic design work for Eskom’s 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) demonstration project, earmarked for development in the Northern Cape town of Upington, is nearing completion and the prequalification of potential contractors should begin within months....
May 24, 2013
The United Nations (UN) released a report showing that greening city urban infrastructure can sustain economic growth while using fewer natural resources.
May 23, 2013
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South Africa’s first locally owned photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, ART Solar, officially opened its Durban manufacturing plant on Thursday. The plant, which Department of Energy deputy director-general of energy programmes and projects, Dr Wolsey Barnard,...
May 21, 2013
The R15.5-million refurbishment and transformation of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (Numsa’s) regional office, in central Johannesburg, into the first eco-friendly union office in Gauteng, would be complete in July, second VP Christine...
May 20, 2013
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Mining major Anglo American has awarded SolarPower Africa the contract to build a 240 kWp grid-connected, ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system to provide electricity to the central administration offices at the Kriel Colliery, in Mpumalanga. SolarPower CEO Darren...
May 20, 2013
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State-owned power utility Eskom claimed on Monday that the cost of generating electricity at its R2.4-billion, 100 MW Sere wind farm would compare “favourably” with those achieved by private wind developers during the first two bidding rounds of the Department of...
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2013
Standard Bank Group (SBG) has recently released its 2012 ‘Sustainability Report’ and says its sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well.
May 17, 2013
The 150 kW concentrated solar power (CSP) heated prototype plant at State-owned power utility Eskom’s research and innovation centre in Rosherville, Germiston, has exceeded design expectations, as it presents immense potential for power station augmentation.
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 16, 2013
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State-owned electricity group Eskom has awarded technology group Siemens the contract to supply 46 wind turbines to its 100 MW Sere wind farm project, which is being developed on a 3 700 ha site near Vredendal in the Western Cape. The R2.4-billion renewable-energy...
May 10, 2013
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Platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has called for expressions of interests (EoI) from independent power producers for the supply of electric power for its operations. The company, which aimed to enter into a long-term power purchase agreement, was...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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