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Energy solutions in Africa require an in-depth understanding of an individual country’s requirements, the available resources and which available technologies will offer the most cost effective solution with an acceptable return on investment. The shortage and availability of energy at cost competitive prices as well as the lack of electrical generation and supporting electrical infrastructure is becoming a significant factor inhibiting project development in Africa. Offering cost effective and reliable integrated energy solutions is key to attracting more investment, which in turn, will support the growth of energy on the continent.  Zest Energy’s focus is to respond to these challenges by delivering custom-engineered, integrated energy solutions, through direct access to technology and skill as well as in-depth knowledge of the African market


Women encouraged to pursue opportunities in Africa's energy sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     Updated 3 hours ago More than 600-million people in Africa do not have access to electricity and this creates opportunities for more women to get involved in the energy sector, African Women in Energy and Power (AWEaP) South Africa chairperson Bertha Dlamini said during the inaugural women in energy seminar, held... 

High Court dismisses bid by coal transporters to interdict renewables projects

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 3 hours ago A court application to have 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between Eskom and 26 independent power producers (IPPs) in 2018 declare null and void has been dismissed with costs. The legal challenge was initiated last year by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF), a voluntary... 

Low carbon transition could hold $124bn risk for South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 3 hours ago Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Energy Finance on Tuesday released its latest report, which looked at the impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa. CPI found that the impact on South Africa of a global low-carbon transition over the period of its analysis from 2013 to 2035 could be... 

Astron Energy signals commitment to growing its Cape Town refinery, service stations

By: Kim Cloete     Updated 3 hours ago Standalone South African energy company Astron Energy is upbeat about investing in both its Cape Town refinery, as well as its Caltex-branded service stations over the next few years. “Investment in South Africa has positive potential. South Africa has the highest fuel consumption in sub-Saharan... 

SA needs to spend R1-trillion to grow power capacity by 2030 – Radebe 

By: News24Wire      Updated 7 hours ago South Africa will need to spend more than R1-trillion in the next 11 years to grow the country's energy production capacity, according to Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe. Radebe was speaking at the DLO Africa Power Roundtable on Tuesday in Johannesburg. The roundtable brings together government... 

Flsmidth Optimises Mill Performance Using Acoustics

Updated 7 hours ago The SAGwise™ total process control solution for semi-autogenous (SAG) mills – developed by FLSmidth – promises effective SAG mill optimisation with lower energy consumption and wear part costs. Winston Mokoena, key account manager at FLSmidth, highlights that the solution reduces critical impacts... 

EPA chief recused from Bristol Bay mine law firm represented

By: Bloomberg     26th March 2019 EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is formally recusing himself from agency reviews and permitting decisions on a proposed gold and copper mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay amid criticism his former law firm represented the developer. Wheeler promised to steer clear of matters involving the... 

Wesfarmers makes A$1.5bn bid for Lynas

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th March 2019 Rare earths miner Lynas went into a trading halt on Tuesday after fellow-listed Wesfarmers launched a A$2.25c a share cash offer for the company. The A$1.5-billion cash bid offered a premium of 44.7% to Lynas’ last closing price, and a 36.4% premium to its 60-day volume weighted average share... 

Kibo provides update on four key projects

By: Simone Liedtke     25th March 2019 JSE- and Aim-listed Kibo Energy on Monday confirmed that it is developing four key projects – two thermal coal power projects, in Botswana and Mozambique; a UK-focused flexible energy portfolio; and an advanced coal-to-power project, in Tanzania – in parallel. The projects fall in line with the... 

90 000 gold and platinum jobs at risk as Eskom hikes loom 

By: Terence Creamer     25th March 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa is ringing alarm bells over the threat posed to employment and production in the gold and platinum sectors as a result of recently approved electricity tariff increases, including the 13.8% hike to be implemented from April 1. In addition, the council is warning... 

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