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SOLA Future Energy recognised in awards linked to the National Development Plan

4th June 2018 SOLA Future Energy, a South African company responsible for installing Robben Island’s solar power system, has been selected as a finalist in the Vision 2030 Awards. The awards recognise organisations, enterprises and individuals that are aligned with the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost... 

US power group touts microgrids ‘as the way forward’

By: Simone Liedtke     29th March 2018 Decentralisation, through the implementation of microgrids, could be the key to improving grid resilience, US-based electricity supplier Illinois Power Company and Tucson Electric Power Company CEO Charles Bayless told an audience in Johannesburg this week. The design of microgrids, which... 

SA power plant listed 4th dirtiest in world's 'Dirty Dozen' 

By: News24Wire      12th December 2017 South Africa’s Thabametsi project has been listed as one of the “Dirty Dozen projects”, twelve fossil fuel projects worldwide environmental groups say exemplify the massive volumes of public finances still flowing to fossil fuel projects, which are driving climate change. The list comes as world... 

Shell mulls adding EV charging points to forecourts in several countries

By: Irma Venter     6th October 2017 Energy giant Shell is exploring the possibility of adding electric vehicle charging points to its forecourts in a number of countries. The Shell brand is traditionally associated with fuel, engine oils and lubricants and service stations in South Africa. 

PetroSA upbeat about gas exploration

By: Kim Cloete     12th September 2017 Despite a slowdown in exploration and an underinvested industry, South Africa still holds great prospects for exploration in gas, believes PetroSA chief geophysicist Peter Dekker. He told delegates at the South African Geophysical Association (Saga) conference, in Somerset West, that there were... 

Shell rolls out electric car charging points in UK, aims to test SA market

By: Irma Venter     7th September 2017 Energy giant Shell is exploring the possibility of adding electric vehicle charging points to its forecourts in a number of countries. The Shell brand is traditionally associated with fuel, engine oils and lubricants and service stations in South Africa. 

Mali to build $25m solar plant with loan from AfDB

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th March 2017 Mali’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the 33 MW Segou project, which will be built at a cost of $25-million. The project will increase the country¹s installed capacity from renewable resources and will generate 52.7 GWh/y, or about 10% of current generation capacity,... 

Cennergi wind farm enters commercial operation

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th July 2016 Local independent power producer Cennergi on Thursday celebrated achieving commercial operations at its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm, near Bedford, in the Eastern Cape. Cennergi, a 50:50 joint venture between miner Exxaro Resources and Tata Power, was selected as the preferred bidder for two... 

Paris Agreement consensus opens business opportunities  

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th July 2016 A significant opportunity has emerged as a result of the consensus reached in Paris at the twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the end of last year and the world is now at an inflection point in the transition to cleaner... 

Power-Gen Africa a valuable platform for consulting engineers

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Power-Gen Africa provides global engineering consultants WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff with a platform for the company to continue raising its brand profile in the consulting engineering network and to collaborate with like-minded industry players and explore potential new business opportunities,... 

USAID building gets green star rating

By: Anine Kilian     18th May 2016 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) new office building, in Pretoria, with a five-star rating, after improvements were made to the building. These included the installation of a solar panel grid system,... 

Alternators ensure electricity solutions for industry

22nd April 2016 Electrical power generation, alternators and drive systems manufacturer Leroy Somer alternators, available in Southern Africa from power generator supplier Vert Energy, ensure dependable electricity production in diverse industries, including the telecommunications sector. According to Vert... 

Lifting specialist delivers wind components for Amakhala project

By: Mia Breytenbach     11th March 2016 Lifting, transporting, installing and ballasting solutions provider ALE has completed the delivery of 560 wind-turbine generator components, comprising an equal number of trips, at the end of January for the eight-month-long Amakhala Emoyeni wind project, in the Eastern Cape. The wind farm,... 

World Bank helps Nigerians bring some of their vast gas reserves home

By: African News Agency      26th October 2015 The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, has announced its first engagement in Nigeria’s gas sector along with Seven Energy International, an independent Nigerian integrated oil and gas development,... 

Why collaboration is key to low-carbon cities

30th September 2015 Paula Kirk, Arup Energy and Climate Change Leader and Justin Wimbush, Associate, Energy, South Africa discusses why cities need to take the lead in tackling climate change, and why public, private and civil society partnerships will be critical to their success. 

Eastern Cape wind farm on track for 2016 operation

By: Sashnee Moodley     21st August 2015 Cleaner energy company Cennergi’s Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm, in the Eastern Cape, is set for commercial operation in June 2016, with the first shipment of wind turbines having arrived in May at Coega Bay, in Port Elizabeth.  

NSW Labor’s CSG promise ‘puts politics ahead of jobs, cleaner energy’

By: Mariaan Webb     20th March 2015 New South Wales Labor’s election promise to ban coal seam gas (CSG) in part of the state is putting “politics ahead of jobs and cleaner energy”, Australia’s oil and gas industry body said on Friday. New South Wales opposition leader Luke Foley has pledged to “permanently ban CSG exploration and... 

Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas bulk-importation terminal project, South Africa

3rd October 2014 Transnet National Ports Authority has awarded Sunrise Energy a 30-year concession to build and operate the open-access LPG import terminal.  

Industrial water treatment market lifted by rise in coal-fired power plants

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom’s increasing water consumption in coal-fired plants will provide growth momentum for sub-Saharan Africa’s industrial water treatment chemicals (WTC) market, a study by Frost & Sullivan has revealed. Eskom’s commissioning of the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power... 

Gas – the game changer for Southern Africa?

12th May 2014 On Wednesday 21st May at the Glen hove Conference Centre the Fossil Fuel Foundation will again be hosting a topical and possibly controversial conference. Aptly titled ‘Gas – the game changer for Southern Africa?’ the conference promises to offer well researched information on a challenging... 

Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas bulk importation and storage facility, South Africa

28th March 2014 Construction has officially started on the Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas import and storage terminal. 

Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas bulk importation and storage facility, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th February 2014 Construction of the Transnet National Ports Authority liquefied petroleum gas import and storage terminal, in Saldanha Bay, has started. 

Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas bulk importation and storage facility, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th October 2013 Construction has officially started on the Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas import and storage terminal. 

Cleaner-energy provider closer to supplying energy to national grid

By: Ilan Solomons     28th June 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. 

Various skills needed to realise clean energy projects

By: Gia Costella     8th February 2013 Solutions and integration provider Jasco says electrification challenges await South Africa, especially with regard to the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), as the current competence of local engineers and artisans is lacking, largely owing to the fact that this is a... 

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