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Apr 22, 2014
Clarke Energy has been named as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award in recognition for sustained international growth • Clarke Energy wins a Queen’s Award for...
Apr 18, 2014
HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL The 2 067 MW Laúca hydropower station will provide electricity for about 750 000 Angolans
Work on the 2 067 MW Laúca hydropower station, in Angola’s Kwanza riverbed, has started. The country aims to have the facility commissioned by the end of 2017, says Angolan State-owned power utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidade de Angola (ENE) international...
Apr 18, 2014
PLAYING IT SAFE A warning sign with the text 'Danger Live Voltage' should be affixed to the meter cabinet and to the power distribution panel
Given the rapidly declining cost of photovoltaic- (PV-) generated electricity globally, independence from energy suppliers, through the use of solar PV technology, is likely to become a favourable option for businesses and home owners, says China-based solar cells...
Apr 18, 2014
POWER PROJECTS Ressano Garcia thermal power station is a joint venture project between Electricidade de Mozambique and Sasol New Energy
Mozambique was building several new gas, coal and hydropower stations to address the country’s growing electricity demand, said Mozambique State-owned power utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM) board adviser Marcelino Gildo Alberto at the 2014 Power &...
Apr 18, 2014
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Apr 18, 2014
The Malawi government has embarked on a process to engage a consulting firm to undertake a design study for the construction of a hydropower plant at Mpatamanga Falls, on the Shire river, which has the potential to generate 140 MW to 310 MW of electricity. Minister...
Apr 17, 2014
A specialist in finance and energy says South Africa's electricity prices are too low and unsustainable. “We are under-pricing electricity by at least a factor of two,” Bridge Capital Refco director Dudley Baylis told Engineering News Online.
Apr 16, 2014
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Apr 14, 2014
A United Nations (UN) report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air. The study, drawing on work by more than 1...
Apr 11, 2014
South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum, celebrating its fiftieth Green Star SA certification in only six years, and with a further 150 projects in the Green Star SA registration pipeline, the impact will increase significantly. “In...
Apr 11, 2014
GasAtacama, energy provider to metal producers in Chile's Atacama desert, has lined up eight potential US natural gas suppliers for a proposed import terminal on its Pacific Coast, but uncertainty about energy demand has delayed deals, CEO Rudolf Araneda told Reuters...
Apr 11, 2014
On the surface, the relation between high electricity and oil prices and food inflation can be perceived as linear rather than dynamic. There is a relation but it is more complicated. Here are few insights that may help us understand the dynamic. Final food prices...
Apr 10, 2014
Parastatal Eskom says it will “rework” the maintenance plans of its power plants to ensure there is enough electricity to meet demand, adding that, while the national electricity system will be stable on Thursday night, it will be tight over the evening peak...
Apr 08, 2014
Trade union Cosatu had had a direct and indirect role in the destruction of an estimated one-million jobs in the South African economy over the last five years, said economic adviser to PwC Roelof Botha on Tuesday. Speaking to Engineering News Online at the...
Apr 07, 2014
Trevor Manual
South Africa’s engineers have to rethink their identity and be more conscious of their actions to help put the country on a sustainable path, Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel said on Monday. Speaking at the...
Apr 07, 2014
People must approach the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme (GFIP) e-toll system as a means of contributing to society as a whole, South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli said on Monday. Speaking as part of a panel discussion at the 2014 Civilution...
Apr 07, 2014
Rio Tinto has lost a legal fight to expand its Warkworth coal mine in Australia, which the global miner said was necessary to maintain viability as coal markets weaken. Australia's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an appeal by Rio Tinto to overturn an earlier...
Apr 07, 2014
On Friday 11 April at the Wanderers Club in Illovo the Fossil Fuel Foundation is hosting the Zimbabwe Energy conference. This conference will highlight the significant resources of Zimbabwe’s coalbed methane, Mozambique’s newly discovered gas fields and the...
Apr 07, 2014
As we celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa, each individual and organisation should consider what that means for us, how things have changed in those two decades and where we would like the country to be in 20 years’ time. An important part of that is...
Apr 04, 2014
As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion...
Apr 04, 2014
As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion...
Apr 04, 2014
Konkoonsies reached commercial operation on March 20, 2014.
Apr 04, 2014
DENNIS DYKES The Nedbank Small Business Index aims to provide a clearer measurement of the state of the small-business sector
Business confidence in the small business sector remained subdued in the last quarter of 2013, which reflected the impact of a challenging economic environment, according to the fourth-quarter survey results of the Nedbank Small Business Index (NSBI) last month.
Apr 04, 2014
The project involves the construction of a solar power facility with a cumulative capacity of 4 000 MW, in Rajasthan.
Apr 03, 2014
Thembani Bukula
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) expects to make a determination on Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) balance submission in either April or May, but insists that there will be no tariff implications for consumers before April 1, 2015....
Apr 02, 2014
KACO new energy supplies the power of the sun for South Africa’s energy independence. Since March, 900 Powador 39.0 TL3 have been working in two tracker-parks with a total output of 33 MW for the South African Independent Power Producers Procurement Program. When...
Apr 01, 2014
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2014 report provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation, exploring the issues of State-owned power utility Eskom's generated power, coal supplies, electricity tariffs and demand-focused initiatives, as well as the...
Mar 31, 2014
South Africa saved 575 MW of electricity – enough to power a city the size of Polokwane, in Limpopo – on Saturday evening from 20:30 to 21:30 by switching their lights off during Earth Hour, State-owned power utility announced on Monday. Eskom had measured the...
Mar 28, 2014
The 10 MW Konkoonsies solar plant
Independent power producer (IPP) BioTherm Energy has confirmed that its two 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities, Konkoonsies and Aries, have officially entered into commercial operations. The projects were selected as part of the first bid window under the...
Mar 28, 2014
Broadband communications, and the services and information enabled by this, are becoming so entrenched in society that its use can increasingly be likened to other utility services, such as water and electricity, says networking giant Cisco South Africa MD Alpheus...
Mar 28, 2014
The World Bank's board has approved a $73-million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo develop an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam.
Mar 28, 2014
Total’s 60%-owned affiliate, SunPower, has provided the photovoltaic specifications for the project.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress report on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - second window.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – third round.
Mar 28, 2014
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SOURCE The capacity of sugar cane to grow rapidly has made it the world’s number one energy crop
The widespread practice of burning sugar cane prior to harvest is becoming a challenge, particularly in Southern Africa, as it causes air pollution and biomass residue (cane trash), which could otherwise be burned to generate heat and create electricity, says global...
Mar 27, 2014
“Solar geyser could reduce electricity bill by up to 50%” “South Africans have shown that we have the power during Earth Hour to make a difference when Eskom confirmed last year that we had switched off and achieved a massive, combined 629MW average reduction...
Mar 26, 2014
UK special representative on climate change Sir David King
UK special representative on climate change Sir David King believes South Africa is well placed to take advantage of strongly falling solar photovoltaic (PV) prices to deal cost effectively with its prevailing electricity shortfalls, while also lowering its carbon...
Mar 26, 2014
The Konkoonsies and Aries Solar Energy Facilities today announced that they reached commercial operation on 20th March 2014. The 10MW Konkoonsies PV Facility is located approximately 32km North East of Pofadder and the 10MW Aries PV facility is located approximately...
Mar 25, 2014
Alan Winde
The recent load shedding has cost the Western Cape economy, with businesses expressing concern that they are in for more growth-hampering power cuts. Speaking during question time in the Provincial Legislature, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development...
Mar 24, 2014
Exclusive interview with Paul Yillian, consultant at Sustainable Energy for All and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.  He is also a moderator in the Panel dialogue on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus at the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape...
Mar 24, 2014
What does the collaboration between the EE forum and African Utility Week entail? We are going to be mutually supportive going forward. First of all, we are participating at African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in various ways, and African Utility Week will...
Mar 24, 2014
Exclusive interview with Peter Flower, Director Water & Sanitation, City of Cape Town.  He is a panellist during the upcoming African Utility Week’s  panel dialogue on the Water-Energy-Food nexus.  On 17 March South Africa’s National Water Week kicks off and...
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