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Apr 29, 2016
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $76.2-million (P850-million) loan to help Botswana fund new investment in agri-business, clean energy, services, infrastructure and manufacturing as part of efforts to broaden the country’s narrow economic base and...
Apr 29, 2016
The project has started test trials and is generating 500 MW of electricity for the national grid.
Apr 29, 2016
Engineering, manufacturing, construction and maintenance services provider Steinmüller Africa boiler process group leader Warwick Ham says the company’s product offering positions it well to help South African companies meet stricter emissions standards because of...
Apr 29, 2016
By Richard Halsey The recent climate negotiations in Paris set in place national commitments to reduce emissions. This has prompted some support for nuclear as a climate-friendly alternative for electricity generation, owing to its low operational emissions. There...
Apr 29, 2016
The success of the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is a shining example of South Africa’s ability to undertake large infrastructure programmes to boost the local economy, despite the current...
Apr 29, 2016
Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to invest in South Africa? The economic reasoning for such a decision, that is. In recent weeks, I have been asking myself this question with increased regularity.  On April 13, I decided to employ Google to see the...
Apr 28, 2016
In an attempt to maintain a pro-poor stance on public spending aimed at improving social development, the City of Ekurhuleni will inject R3.5-billion of its 2016 budget for into its community empowerment package, Mintirho Ya Vula Vula. Tabling the budget vote for the...
Apr 28, 2016
Pursuant to the powers vested in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) by the Electric Power Sector Regulatory Act (EPSRA), NERC established a methodology for the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) on 26th April 2007 (revised on 20th March 2012) to...
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Apr 26, 2016
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown argued in Parliament on Tuesday that, as a 60% offtaker of coal in South Africa, Eskom should be in a position to command better coal prices and lamented the fact that the State-owned utility’s coal costs were rising at levels...
Apr 26, 2016
The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) wants to determine a coal benchmark cost - an average rand/tonne cost of coal - as part of its final decision on Eskom's multi-year price determination (MYPD) process. Nersa proposes that this coal benchmark cost it determines...
Apr 25, 2016
Eskom's board has approved a new fleet renewal strategy based on the economic viability of a station as opposed to a purely age-based decommissioning of power stations. Eskom said on Monday that to ensure reliable supply of electricity and no load shedding, a fleet...
Apr 25, 2016
A statement from Eskom on Monday said aggressive action was being employed in the fight against electricity theft, which was costing the State-owned electricity provider and municipalities an estimated R7.5-billion a year. The problem of electricity theft is an...
Apr 25, 2016
There are ways SA could avoid a ratings downgrade to junk status and turn the tide on the decline, according to Lesiba Mothata, chief economist at Investment Solutions. He pointed out that about $1.1-trillion left emerging markets (EMs) between the fourth quarter of...
Apr 22, 2016
INVESTMENT NEED Mozambique is in the process of revitalising its economy, focusing on priority areas, such as agriculture, energy and infrastructure
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has affirmed its commitment to continue supporting the growing Mozambique economy, particularly regarding the country’s energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Leading a team of senior staff to Maputo earlier this...
Apr 22, 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...
Apr 22, 2016
PONDS The algae treatment system uses the existing ponds
The algae treatment project implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) during the course of 2015 in the town of Motetema, in the Elias Motsoaledi municipality is fully operational.
Apr 22, 2016
While energy storage may seem like a viable option for standby power initiatives during grid failure, several issues first need to resolved for it to be implemented, South African National Energy Development Institute’s Renewable Energy Centre of Research and...
Apr 22, 2016
The South African government’s bold bid to procure energy from gas could position the country as an African gas leader. The Department of Energy (DoE) says development of South Africa’s gas industry could be anchored on the demand from its imminent gas-to-power...
 
 
 
 
Apr 22, 2016
Malawi plans to procure a total of 1 000 MW from independent power producers (IPPs) to boost the country’s electricity generation capacity, which currently stands at 351 MW, compared with maximum demand of 400 MW. Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Minister Bright...
Apr 22, 2016
The Ministers of Finance and Science and Technology have given their approval for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation to start buying land for the core site of SKA Phase 1.
Apr 22, 2016
By Sabine Dall’Omo The Department of Energy (DoE) says development of South Africa’s gas industry could be anchored on the demand from its imminent gas-to-power programme.
Apr 21, 2016
Rosatom sub-Saharan Africa VP Viktor Polikarpov
The South African government’s decision to build a further 9.6 GW of nuclear power generation capacity would result in a significant boost to the local economy, Rosatom sub-Saharan Africa VP Viktor Polikarpov has told Engineering News Online. “Government should...
Apr 21, 2016
Anglo American should work with Eskom on its plans to sell local coal assets because the South African power utility owns part of the mines, a senior Eskom executive said on Thursday. Anglo, which reported lower first-quarter production figures on Thursday, is trying...
Apr 21, 2016
Royal Dutch Shell has failed to halt production at the Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in southern Nigeria, contravening a court order for the site to be sealed and raising the prospect of legal action, state government officials said on Wednesday. A Reuters...
Apr 19, 2016
With over 4 600 fuel forecourts currently in operation and more expected in the future, this industry is rapidly growing as a key driver of revenue for fuel stations in South Africa.  Ronél Fester, FNB Franchise Industry Specialist, says the success and profitability...
Apr 19, 2016
A residential energy solution, which allows homeowners to generate and store their own electricity, has been officially launched in the Western Cape market by Energy Partners Home Solutions, a division of PSG. Dubbed the ‘Icon Home Energy Hub’, the solution comprises...
Apr 19, 2016
Consumers who receive their power from municipalities will see electricity prices jump by about 7.64% on July 1, after energy regulator Nersa approved the increase for municipalities this week. This follows Nersa’s 9.4% increase of Eskom’s regulatory clearing account...
Apr 19, 2016
South Africa’s five top retailers have a major role to play in sustainable growth in the energy sector, said Greenpeace on Tuesday as it launched a new campaign called “Renewable Energy Champions”. Greenpeace Africa Climate and Energy Campaigner Penny-Jane Cooke said...
 
 
 
 
Apr 19, 2016
State-owned power utility Eskom plans to maximise weekend “opportunity” maintenance to ensure plant reliability and sustainability as it continues to prepare for the expected winter peak. The group, as part of its “winter plan” from April 1 to the end of August, had...
Apr 19, 2016
The Fuso Canter E-Cell truck
Daimler Trucks has provided a small fleet of electric trucks to the German city of Stuttgart. Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler management board member responsible for Daimler Trucks, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) president and CEO Marc...
Apr 18, 2016
The bulk of eThekwini Municipality's budget was expected to be spent on infrastructure and dealing with service delivery backlogs, municipal manager Sibusiso Sithole said on Monday.The City tabled its R41.6-billion draft budget at a full council meeting at the end of...
Apr 18, 2016
It’s a rarity that economists agree on a single outlook or opinion – but when it comes to the importance of the role of entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the economic development of the country – there can be no argument.   This is according to...
Apr 18, 2016
The Department of Water Affairs (DWS) has approved amendments to dual-listed DRDGold’s integrated water-use licence to enable the capacity increase of Ergo Mining’s Brakpan tailings deposition facility (TDF). The amendments enabled DRDGold to incorporate the bulk of...
Apr 15, 2016
Italy's Eni plans to invest about €20-billion ($22.5-billion) in Africa over the next fours, mostly in oil and gas, the company's Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi said on Friday. "That represents about 60% of our investments" (over that period) he said in a...
Apr 15, 2016
Despite hurdles, Cape Town has surged ahead with alternative ways of procuring energy, with more businesses and households generating excess electricity and then feeding it back into the grid. The City of Cape Town was given permission to be a pilot site for embedded...
Apr 15, 2016
TINA JOEMAT-PETTERSSON The Northern Cape hosts 100% of the CSP and 65% of the solar PV capacity procured in the REIPPPP bid windows
The inauguration last month of renewable-energy project developer Solar Capital’s 90 MW De Aar 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the Northern Cape, marked the seventeenth solar PV plant to start commercial operation in the province. Energy Minister Tina...
Apr 15, 2016
Current market conditions and trends within the power sector have enabled heat exchanger supplier Kelvion to focus on supplying replacement heat exchange equipment and maintenance products within the existing power plant installed base as well as focusing on...
Apr 15, 2016
AFRICAN ENERGY AWARDS Both Nicole Barwise and Vuselela Energy were awarded the R300 000 innovation prize
To encourage the innovation of a system that generates and transmits power independently, this year’s African Energy Awards, held in Sandton, Gauteng, last month, awarded the innovation prize to a urine-powered battery system and an Eternity power thermal harvesting...
 
 
 
 
Apr 15, 2016
MODULAR PLANT Sanitech’s wastewater treatment solution can be upscaled and downscaled to requirements
Portable toilet and sanitation solutions company Sanitech has implemented a portable modular wastewater treatment solution that enables quick commissioning and versatility in upscaling or downscaling, depending on requirements.
Apr 15, 2016
Only a tiny minority of nuclear waste contains the vast majority of radiation produced by such waste. “No less than 96% of the radioactivity comes from just 0.2% of the waste volume,” highlights Arint SA MD François Mellet. Nuclear waste is generally divided into low...
Apr 15, 2016
The solar plant is on schedule, within budget and nearing completion.
Apr 15, 2016
The rise in electricity costs and the drop in commodity prices have led businesses across the industrial and commercial spectrum to look at how their electrical equipment converts electric current into useful power output in order to save on power by making use of...
Apr 15, 2016
CHOSE CHOEU Eskom and other power providers across the continent should also increase efforts to decentralise electrification solutions
The codevelopment and equal distribution of power between countries in Africa, along with focused research and development strategies around redistribution will provide more Africans with electricity in the future, says State-owned power utility Eskom MD for...
 
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