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Jul 20, 2015
On July 16, 2015 within the framework of the world renowned POWER-GEN Africa conference and exhibition, Russian Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom hosted a workshop on its thermal capabilities, ‘Modern Russian Technologies for Thermal Power Engineering in Africa.’ The...
Jul 17, 2015
Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has pointed to the need for South African cities to become “laboratories for innovation” if their endemic socioeconomic and developmental challenges, such as unemployment, depressed economic growth and energy deficits, are...
Jul 17, 2015
GE and National Geographic are collaborating to launch ‘Breakthrough’, a TV series of six episodes, which will share compelling stories of the people, science, and technology that are defining our future. The series is not a content partnership, but rather a...
Jul 10, 2015
The general mood in the rare earths industry is cautiously optimistic, owing to the Chinese market opening up and the increased use of the elements in the automotive sector and in renewable energy. According to independent mining consultancy Core Consultant’s ‘Rare...
Jul 09, 2015
Nuclear energy’s share of the world’s electricity generation mix may have pared down in the past decade, but hopes that this technology will once again account for nearly one-fifth of total supplies from around 2050 remain. And the Brics grouping of Brazil, Russia,...
Jul 02, 2015
SOLAR PANELS The existing buildings in the Coega Industrial Development Zone lent themselves well to rooftop solar panel installations
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels.
Jun 23, 2015
A subsidiary company of Altura Mining has been awarded two coal operating contracts in the Philippines, bringing the ASX-listed company’s total south-east Asian coal exploration holdings to over 34 000 ha. The contracts are known as Area 4 – Rapu-Rapu and Area 17 –...
Jun 19, 2015
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels. The CDC would, on June 25, issue a request for proposals (RFP) from...
Jun 02, 2015
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Oct 24, 2014
South Africa’s financial institutions have been instrumental in funding the bulk of the projects under the Department of Energy’s multibillion-rand Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), delegates heard at the Solar Indaba, in...
Oct 23, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom’s renewable energy projects will contribute significantly to minimising power cuts as they have the ability to contribute positively to grid stability.
Oct 08, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom noted on Tuesday that its renewable energy projects would contribute significantly to reducing power cuts, as these projects would assist in ensuring grid stability. Speaking at the sixty-fourth Association of Municipal Electricity...
Sep 26, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this methane-...
Sep 25, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant, at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this...
Sep 25, 2014
South Africa’s power supply is taking strain and with the country’s grid nearing peak demand, an intervention is needed. To this end, several alternatives are being explored but there is a growing need for more sustainable methods of power generation and demand side...
Sep 16, 2014
It is increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two businesses that belong together and, yet, figuring out the nuts and bolts of getting projects off the ground is not always easy. For many renewable-energy companies, the slow pace of approving...
Sep 12, 2014
Since being established in late 2013 as an African subsidiary of the greater Weir Ynfiniti Engineering Services business, Weir YES Africa is gearing up to participate in local renewable energy projects. Its offering comprises the provision of specialist mechanical...
Aug 27, 2014
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government has received more than 180 nominations for the yet-to-be-established Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. "I have been informed by the department of energy that the proposed ministerial advisory...
Aug 26, 2014
Citing an abundance of planned or developing gas-related energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Africa Project Access MD Paul Runge said on Tuesday that there was “huge” opportunity for logistics and ancillary service companies to take advantage of the often-stranded...
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
The South African energy industry had to take stock of its actions and ensure that it not only focused on rapid results in the short term but also on long-term sustainability, South African National Energy Association (Sanea) chairperson Brian Statham said on...
Aug 21, 2014
Gavin Maxwell
A new online platform is being launched in a bid to link developers of small-scale African energy projects directly with investors and technical advisers with the aim of accelerating the deployment of such projects across the continent. Known as GENHUB-Africa, the...
Jun 26, 2014
JOHAN MULLER The renewable-energy sector has a lower job creation potential compared with the transport and tourism sector
Renewable energy is expected to account for 20% nameplate capacity in South Africa’s total power generation capacity by 2030, states consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in its report, titled ‘The renewable energy services market and its potential in South Africa.’ Frost...
Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it is hard to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines spinning by...
Jun 12, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it’s hard not to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines spinning...
May 20, 2014
Globeleq, the leading private power generation company in Africa has celebrated completion of two of its renewable energy projects in South Africa.  On site ceremonies were held to mark the occasion and were well attended by national, local government, industry and...
Apr 24, 2014
As one of South Africa’s leading insurers, growing into Africa, Mutual & Federal has been protecting clients from financial loss for more than a hundred and eighty years, providing tailor-made insurance solutions to protect their business ventures and personal...
Apr 08, 2014
Ian Macfarlane
Competitive market forces, and not governments, should decide which energy projects received the green light for development, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said on Tuesday. Addressing the second day of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration...
Mar 05, 2014
South Africa and China were considering a proposed agreement that would likely see the Asian giant participate more in the development of South Africa’s nuclear projects. Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins said on Wednesday that China had expressed interest in South...
Mar 03, 2014
Commenting on the budgeted projection of R847 billion over the next three years on infrastructure and specifically on sustainable investments, Damane Hlalele, CEO of Arup South Africa, stated that the company is delighted with the predictions. He added that the...
 
 
 
 
Feb 27, 2014
High-level initiatives are under way to mobilise indigenous financial resources to support the implementation of priority cross-border African energy projects with a combined price tag of $60-billion. The 15 power generation, electrical transmission and gas pipeline...
Feb 20, 2014
Every year, we always look forward to getting the views of Wim Jonker Klunne, Senior Researcher Renewable Energy at the CSIR, hydropower expert, session chairman at the upcoming Clean Power Africa in fact Wim has been a longstanding supporter and contributor to the...
Feb 18, 2014
Nepad Agency energy programme head Professor Mosad Elmissiry
High-level initiatives are under way to mobilise indigenous financial resources to support the implementation of priority cross-border African energy projects with a combined price tag of $60-billion. The 15 power generation, electrical transmission and gas pipeline...
Feb 06, 2014
CATALYSING TRANSFORMATION The Africa Energy Projects Roundtable forum at the 2014 Africa Energy Indaba will focus on energy projects that will provide the best return on investment
The importance of an energy event such as the Africa Energy Indaba cannot be underestimated, as it “brings together business, government and civil society leaders to collaborate and shape shared solutions to the continent’s energy future”, South African National...
Jan 20, 2014
New Thirsty Energy initiative to help countries mitigate impact of water scarcity on energy security. The World Bank is launching a new initiative at the World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi that will help developing countries better...
Dec 06, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom’s eta Awards this week showcased the exceptional efforts by South Africa’s individuals, students, companies and other institutions in energy efficiency initiatives to reduce strain on the national grid. The eta Awards, initially...
Dec 05, 2013
The authorities in Kenya are opmistic about adding 5 000 MW of power to the national grind in four years, after a tender for the construction of a coal-powered plant generation significant interest. Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir says  62...
Nov 28, 2013
Most of Africa’s installed electrical capacity is in South Africa, which is heavily reliant on coal for its electricity generation needs, says South Africa-based law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, noting that there has been little incentive for South Africa to invest in...
Nov 27, 2013
Futuregrowth Asset Management is investing R165-million in five projects in round three of the Department of Energy's (DoE) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). This brought the total number of REIPPPP projects in which...
Nov 27, 2013
The largest concentrated photovoltaic solar plant in the western world is being constructed outside Touwsriver in the Western Cape and is set to connect to the electricity grid next month. The 44 MW plant is being developed by French semiconductor giant Soitec as one...
 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2013
In the 18 months since it was established as a new division within the Raubex Group Limited’s Infrastructure division Raubex Infra has built up a significant order book that has achieved all its objectives for the financial year 2013/2014. With the Raubex Group well...
Nov 14, 2013
By Radhika Bhuyan The South African government has a daunting task – on the one hand, it needs to ensure that future energy supply is secured, while, on the other, with crunched information, it needs to make decisions that involve towering energy investments and...
Nov 13, 2013
Pele Green Energy South African Independent Power Producer has been granted preferred bidder status on three renewable energy projects, namely Nojoli Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, Paleisheuwel Solar PV Project in the Western Cape and Tom Burke Solar PV Project in...
Nov 04, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 210 million (2.8 billion ZAR) for construction of the Ka Xu Solar One concentrated solar power plant north of Pofadder in the Northern Cape. This significant support will be provided through two South African...
 
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