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May 22, 2015
Quick and easy dewatering on construction sites, in the built environment and in general industrial applications, is now possible with the Grindex Primo range of submersible dewatering and drainage pumps available from Integrated Pump Technology, the sole importer...
May 22, 2015
Power utility Eskom said it would extend power cuts to 2 000 MW of electricity from 12:00 to 22:00 on Friday due to a shortage of generating capacity. The cash-strapped State utility, which has been forced to reduce electricity supply in Africa's most advanced...
May 22, 2015
The project involves the construction of an 8 MW wind farm, in Basilicata.
May 22, 2015
In the instalment of this column published on April 17, titled 'Plastic bag levy – who derives the benefit?', readers were inadvertently introduced to one of the environmental levies provided for by the Customs and Excise Act, 1964. An environmental levy is payable...
May 22, 2015
Siemens has received an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 40 SWT-3.2-113 direct-drive wind turbines at the wind project.
May 21, 2015
SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago
South Africa's Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged as expected on Thursday but warned the deteriorating inflation outlook meant the stance cannot be "maintained indefinitely". The bank has kept its benchmark rate steady at 5.75% since July last year as...
May 21, 2015
Glencore chairperson Tony Hayward
Rich countries should help developing countries like India limit their carbon emissions by supporting the building of more expensive but cleaner energy plants, Glencore chairman Tony Hayward said on Thursday. Hayward said that India, where hundreds of millions of...
May 21, 2015
Eskom said on Thursday it will implement stage 1 load shedding at 08:00 until 14:00 and then stage 2 will be implemented from 14:00 until 22:00 this evening. This is due to a shortage of generating capacity as several units are currently out of service due to...
May 20, 2015
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May 18, 2015
The world is heading in the right direction to achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030 but must move faster, a new World Bank report that tracks the progress of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, said on Monday. The report – ‘Progress...
May 18, 2015
North African State Djibouti has the ability to attain its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy from renewables by 2020, a report released on Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has revealed. The ‘Djibouti Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA)’...
May 18, 2015
Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding at 16:00 on Monday and then move to stage 2 at 17:00 until 22:00. "This is due to a shortage of generating capacity as several units are currently out of service due to maintenance," Eskom said on...
May 15, 2015
The value added to the economy by the manufacturing sector has declined from 15.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2004 to 13.9% in 2014, signalling the continued evolution towards a service sector-led South African economy, the National Advisory Council on...
May 15, 2015
Eskom said the infrastructure upgrades in Soweto were aimed at minimising the need for load shedding and to stop the debt of R4bn from increasing any further, the utility said on Friday. Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe apologised to the residents of Soweto for the...
May 15, 2015
The electricity system would remain significantly constrained over the weekend, State-owned utility Eskom has said. “[While] certain areas will be without electricity for a certain period, about 96% of South Africans will still continue to receive power supply,” it...
May 15, 2015
Pedestrian Door Solutions specialists, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, recently came to the assistance of Dimension Data with the supply of, not door solutions this time, but burglar bars! “When it came to our attention that Dimension Data required the installation of...
May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015
The availability of a reliable electricity supply is crucial to ensuring uninterrupted production in the mining industry, which accounts for about 18% of South Africa’s gross domestic product. However, State-owned power utility Eskom has had to implement...
May 15, 2015
Dominion is proposing the construction of a natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County.
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2015
ACCELERATED IMPLEMENTATION Generation implementation can be reduced through strategic anticipation of the correct corridors to unlock generation access capacities for the grid
The key to successful grid expansion and transformation is State-owned power utility Eskom’s ability to rapidly respond to the new generation footprint. Therefore, the power utility should be able to expand the transmission grid as soon as new generation access is...
May 15, 2015
INTEGRATED APPROACH The South African power sector opportunities include designing a dynamic system that can manage the incorporation of alternative energy technologies
While South Africa has to resolve the current power supply problems, the country needs to change its mindset and approach to the power system, as the system allows for ample opportunity to create space for additional growth, states State-owned power utility Eskom...
May 15, 2015
The South African-born CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, pictured at the unveiling of the company’s ‘Powerwall’ in California, in the US, late last month. Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener...
May 15, 2015
HENK LANGENHOVEN The manufacturing and mining sectors stand to lose the most in production during an unplanned power outage
The impact of load-shedding and other power outages on the productivity of the metals and engineering industries might soon cripple some local companies’ ability to fulfil export orders, according to employer federation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation...
May 15, 2015
SYSTEM BLUEPRINT The six Council for Scientific and Industrial Research campuses will demonstrate how a primarily renewables-based energy system can be designed and operated
As renewable energy has become increasingly cost competitive as an alternative new-build option in South Africa in the past five years, South African research institute the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is streamlining its energy-research...
May 15, 2015
URS REINHARD Residential rooftop solar photovoltaic solutions that feed into the national grid are the right thing to do to alleviate the power crisis
A mass supply of electricity from rooftop-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions in residential households is the only immediate solution to supplement and bring relief to the strained national power grid, which is currently facing undercapacity issues, says...
May 15, 2015
The project involves the construction and installation of three utility-scale solar power plants with a total capacity of 262 MW direct current.
May 15, 2015
JSE-listed Altron subsidiary Powertech System Integrators (PTSI) launched its fully funded solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solution for South African corporates last month to take advantage of the country’s rapidly expanding renewable-energy sector.
May 14, 2015
Eskom’s goal of producing power from the massive Medupi project is “slowly inching towards target”‚ having run for six days without tripping during the current test phase. This comes as South Africa is experiencing daily load-shedding of electricity to consumers‚ as...
May 14, 2015
The Western Australian government on Thursday announced that it would be pursuing a second tranche of asset sales in an effort to retire debt and fund new major projects, as declining commodity prices impacted the state’s bottom line. Revenues for the year fell by...
 
 
 
 
May 13, 2015
The provision of renewable energy has been recognised in South Africa as a very feasible solution to help overcome the country’s current dire energy crisis.  South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme which commenced in 2010...
May 13, 2015
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has given kudos to the resources industry for supporting the country’s economy, a move that has been welcomed by industry bodies across the country. Announcing the federal Budget in Parliament on Tuesday evening, Hockey said that...
May 13, 2015
Power utility Eskom is determined to try to get the extra 12.61% increase it needs from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). This would push its price hike request to 25.3% for this financial year. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said if the...
May 13, 2015
Revenue recovered or saved by Eskom in terms of its Operation Khanyisa campaign‚ which was launched to combat electricity theft and prevent further energy losses for the national power utility‚ is approaching the R1-billion mark. This was revealed at a presentation...
May 12, 2015
South Africa's energy regulator said on Tuesday it will meet on Wednesday to discuss if utility Eskom can hike electricity prices to 25.3% from July this year, to recoup costs incurred while running gas turbines to cope with power demand. Eskom, which supplies 95% of...
May 12, 2015
The lack of vital electricity infrastructure continued to bedevil Africa’s drive towards developing integrated regional markets, while energy usage in sub-Saharan Africa had increased by 45% in the past 15 years, said Eskom board member Zethembe Khoza at African...
May 12, 2015
GlobalCOAL® announced today that two new Japanese Market Members have joined its online coal trading platform. Itochu Singapore Pte Limited is a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, which is involved in a broad range of industries, including coal, iron ore and...
May 12, 2015
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) seasonally adjusted composite trade activity index (TAI) moved slightly into positive territory in April, improving by four index points to 51 but remaining below the 56 recorded in December and the 62 in...
May 12, 2015
Zimbabwe's state-owned electricity distribution company is considering selling $1-billion in debt owed to it by defaulting customers, its MD said on Monday. A sluggish economic performance this year, marked by company closures and job losses has seen more people...
May 08, 2015
Electricity produced in South Africa fell by 0.2% year-on-year in March to levels last seen in 2005, following a trend that has seen electricity production consistently contract on a yearly basis since early 2014, private bank Investec has found. Investec economist...
 
 
 
 
May 08, 2015
Eskom has confirmed that stage 1 load-shedding would take place from 10:00 until 22:00 on Friday. The City of Cape Town tweeted that Area 11 would experience load-shedding from 10:00 to 12:30 ahead of Eskom's official tweet or media update.
May 08, 2015
The project consists of the development, construction and operation of a greenfield wind power plant near Konya, in Turkey.
May 08, 2015
The Dorper wind farm has reached steady-state electricity feed-in.
May 08, 2015
The project involves the construction, operation and maintenance of a 720 MW run-of-river hydropower plant.
May 08, 2015
WorleyParsons has reported that construction is running smoothly at the Khi Solar One concentrated solar power plant.
 
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