http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 17.21Change: -17.04
R/$ = 14.98Change: -14.84
Au 1281.42 $/ozChange: 3.30
Pt 1058.00 $/ozChange: 3.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
Topic - Electricity Sector
Back
Apr 26, 2016
There is little hope that South Africa’s manufacturing, mining, electricity, construction and transport sectors will create jobs unless commodity prices strengthen, economist Mike Schüssler asserted on Tuesday. Speaking at an event hosted by union Uasa, he stated...
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...
Apr 04, 2016
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2016 report provides an overview of South Africa’s electricity sector, focusing on State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Mar 25, 2016
Normally, I like to vary my columns from month to month, but I find myself, for the the second month in a row, impelled to remain with the topic of nuclear energy. The reason is the current difficulties being experienced by the predominantly (about 84.5%) French...
Mar 23, 2016
Employment in the formal nonagricultural sector of the South African economy edged up marginally during 2015, with increases recorded over the past three quarters, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed on Wednesday. The latest Stats SA Quarterly Employment...
Mar 04, 2016
NATURAL ENERGY The migration from traditional to renewable-energy sources has encouraged foreign investment opportunities
Expanding Africa’s power and electricity infrastructure remains a viable prospect for investors and businesses, with numerous investment opportunities available owing to new developments, says infrastructure investment and asset management company African...
Feb 15, 2016
The South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has released a tentative findings report into its evaluation of South Australia’s role in the nuclear fuel cycle. The report found that South Australia could safely increase its participation in nuclear...
Jan 05, 2016
Eskom has confirmed the sale of electricity to Zimbabwe but denied that the power supply agreement with its Zimbabwean counterpart the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) is secret. Eskom said the deal is part of an arrangement among southern African power...
Dec 11, 2015
Dec 01, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
 
 
 
Sep 15, 2015
South Africa would realise a far greater return on its energy investments were it to introduce a “smarter”, more flexible electricity grid that incorporated an appropriate transmission and distribution network, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) researcher Steve...
Sep 01, 2015
South Africa’s growing energy crisis should be addressed through a well thought-through and phased programme that included economically feasible renewable-energy alternatives, nuclear energy and traditional fossil fuel-based sources, multidisciplinary engineering and...
Aug 25, 2015
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 1.3% quarter-on-quarter in the quarter ended June 30. “The real economy has not performed that well, including construction, which has always been one of the main job creators,” Statistics South Africa...
Aug 07, 2015
The furore over the carbon tax that is playing itself out in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse. From the submissions made to the Davis Commission (which is reviewing the general tax system), it can be said that industry does not want it and...
Jul 29, 2015
Leading water scientists say it is no longer debatable that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis given that there are already serious problems in supplying enough water of sufficient quality to meet the country’s social and economic needs. Council for...
Jul 03, 2015
DEPENDABLE SUPPLIER Tswelopele Engineering has established itself as a supplier of voltage regulators, surge arresters and auto-reclosers
Black-owned engineering specialist Tswelopele Engineering is taking part in Power-Gen Africa (PGA) “to enter new markets and to reach potential solution seekers in all of Africa,” says company CEO Bongane Madondo. PGA, which Madondo describes as a product-awareness...
Jul 03, 2015
GENERATING COLLABORATION Events such as Power-Gen Africa are beneficial to Africa’s power sector
In the interest of being accepted by local communities, events such as Power-Gen Africa (PGA) should partner with local organisations such as coal and energy nonprofit trust the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF), says FFF media and web liaison manager Denise O'Callaghan....
Jul 03, 2015
IMPORTANT DEBATE Renewable-energy storage is a pressing issue in Africa
Renewable alternative energy solutions promoter the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) will chair a debate on renewable-energy storage at this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event, to be held from July 15 to 17 at the Cape Town International...
Jun 11, 2015
Better management of the power distribution network and harnessing of smart grid technology could deliver faster, more cost-effective solutions to the power crisis than building new power plants, say power sector experts. Speaking ahead of the DistribuTECH Africa...
May 21, 2015
 
 
 
 
May 01, 2015
A number of interesting developments have taken place in the electricity sector over the past few weeks that could have major long-term implications. Undoubtedly the most high profile of these was the decision by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to lean on the...
Apr 16, 2015
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to accelerate and expand the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), reporting that she will be seeking the concurrence of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa...
Mar 11, 2015
The Australian Aluminium Council has called on the federal government to resolve uncertainty around the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The call comes after federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt reportedly said that an agreement was “very close” with the clean...
Feb 19, 2015
Global Electricity Initiative executive chairperson Philippe Joubert
Executive chairperson of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) Philippe Joubert says energy utilities globally, together with the business community more generally, have come to terms with the science of climate change, particularly as extreme weather events begin...
Jan 23, 2015
Government recently announced a five-point stabilisation plan to address the country's electricity crisis and the establishment of a technical implementation 'war room' on the crisis, housed at State-owned power utility Eskom. What is encouraging is the propensity of...
Dec 12, 2014
Notwithstanding the vitriol against government, generally, and power utility, specifically, on Carte Blanche, the current electricity crisis is an opportunity for us to prove to ourselves first, before proving to the world, that we can pull ourselves out of a crisis...
Dec 09, 2014
Eskom is still preparing an input for the Cabinet subcommittee set up to deal with the issue of energy security, but CEO Tshediso Matona revealed this week that the document will call for the stabilisation of the utility to be prioritised ahead of any restructuring...
Nov 28, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the coming two years are likely to be “challenging” for South Africa as government moves to rebuild the fiscal space that has been exhausted through actions taken to stimulate the economy following the global economic crisis. But...
Nov 21, 2014
Energy group Shell confirmed on Wednesday that the company had received notification from the Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) that its applications for three exploration rights in the Karoo, which had been submitted in 2009, were being processed. But Shell South...
Nov 21, 2014
Given the prevailing uncertainty about Eskom's ability to keep the lights, it came as something of a relief to hear that the bidding process for the long awaited ‘baseload coal’ independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme is set to begin shortly and that...
 
 
 
 
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the coming two years are likely to be “challenging” for South Africa as government moves to rebuild the fiscal space that has been exhausted through actions taken to stimulate the economy following the global economic crisis. But...
Nov 07, 2014
National Treasury senior project advisor Karen Breytenbach
The bidding process for the long awaited ‘baseload coal’ independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme is expected to begin this month, followed by a bidding process in early 2015 for cogeneration. Speaking at a South African National Energy Association...
Oct 27, 2014
The Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) has published an Electricity Supply Industry Reform Strategy and Roadmap for 2014 to 2025, which aims to implement sweeping structural reforms that would streamline project finance structures and liberalise the...
Oct 22, 2014
The electricity sector in South Africa has been the subject of intense debate in recent weeks, with the Eskom new-build projected to start delivering much needed power in 2015. Questions around where the country will find the electricity to support the ambitions in...
Oct 17, 2014
The University of Cape Town's Professor Eberhad recently called for a commission of inquiry on what he regards as an electricity crisis that is currently prevalent in the country. The first challenge this call presents is whether there is adequate acknowledgement...
Sep 29, 2014
The number of people employed in the formal, nonagricultural sector of the South African economy increased by about 155 000 people, or 1.8%, from March to an estimated 8.67-million employees in June, Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA’s) latest Quarterly Employment...
Sep 17, 2014
In the world of energy in South Africa, it has very much been the winter of our discontent. Structural challenges laid increasingly bare in years past have grown to fault lines. Inertia is no longer an option: with the country’s sovereign credit rating hovering...
Sep 09, 2014
In the world of energy in South Africa, it has very much been the winter of our discontent. Structural challenges laid increasingly bare in years past have grown to fault lines. Inertia is no longer an option: with the country’s sovereign credit rating hovering...
Aug 29, 2014
To bolster its argument that renewable energy is critical to combating climate change, the World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) has commissioned a series of reports that investigates the state of renewable energy in the country, focusing on how it can be...
 
 
 
 
Jun 06, 2014
Tina Joemat-Pettersson is going to have her hands full as South Africa’s new Energy Minister. There is much to do and very little time in which to do it. She will have to get her head around the portfolio incredibly fast so that critical decisions and actions can be...
Apr 18, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is seeking council in an attempt to mandate government to implement the 1998 White Paper on Energy Policy, which had been adopted under Section 198 of the Constitution, FMF executive director Leon Louw said on Wednesday. During a...
Dec 13, 2013
The renewable-energy industry in South Africa is experiencing significant growth as a result of government initiatives, says consulting firm Frost & Sullivan energy and power analyst Joanita Roos. “The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer...
Nov 22, 2013
The introduction of a carbon tax and the rapid move to renewables will have a substantial negative impact on goods-producing sectors, namely mining, manufacturing and agriculture. These decisions will slow economic growth and reduce employment opportunities,...
 
First
Prev
1
2 Next Last
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149