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Eskom projects another R20bn full-year loss 

By: News24Wire      28th November 2019 Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza says the struggling power utility is projected to make a R20-billion full-year loss for the 2020 financial year.  The debt-laden parastatal reported a net loss after tax of R20.7-billion for the 2019 financial year. It will announce its full-year results in July... 

OptiPower making progress on EC wind farm project, welcomes benefits of M&R buyout 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th November 2019 Transmission and distribution services provider OptiPower Projects, which was recently acquired by Murray & Roberts (M&R), is progressing with its work on the Golden Valley Wind Farm, in the Eastern Cape. The 120 MW Golden Valley project is a BioTherm Energy development, comprising 48 2.5 MW... 

High chance of load-shedding later today – Eskom

By: News24Wire      8th November 2019 Eskom announced on Friday morning that South Africa's national power system remains "tight and vulnerable" with a high risk or rotational power cuts later in the day.  This comes after the power utility terminated stage 2 load-shedding at 05:00 on Friday morning. The utility did not say when... 

The dinosaur falls – Part 2

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     1st November 2019 In my last column, I wrote that State-owned electricity utility Eskom has been most comprehensively messed up. A combination of black economic empowerment, government incompetence, employee incompetence, overemployment, theft and corruption and renewable energy have all combined to bring the... 

$6 Million For Metals Exploration In Regional NSW

29th October 2019 Explorers are being encouraged to search new areas of the state for both traditional and high-tech metal deposits thanks to $6 million in grants from the NSW Government to attract new investment into regional NSW. Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Resources John Barilaro said the third... 

IRP renewable allocation a promising sign for cheaper power - SAWEA 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th October 2019 The long-awaited, Cabinet-approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan shows that South Africa is transitioning to a cleaner energy future, the South African Wind Energy Association said on Friday, giving the government blueprint a thumbs-up. The organisation welcomed the 14.4 GW allocation for wind... 

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised   

By: Terence Creamer     18th October 2019 South Africa will release a request for information (RFI) in the coming weeks to test the market for solutions to close an immediate electricity supply gap of between 2 000 MW and 3 000 MW, which has emerged primarily as a result of a fall in the energy availability factor (EAF) from Eskom’s coal... 

Wind power is key to avoid load-shedding, bolster growth – association

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th October 2019 As businesses and consumers had to ensure several days of growth-denting loadshedding this week, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has highlighted the importance of procuring new generation capacity. The association believes that in choosing the new capacity needed to replace... 

ENERTRAG South Africa scopes wind farm potential in eMalahleni  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th October 2019 Hydrogen and renewable energy project developer ENERTRAG South Africa has started with the installation of a 120-m-tall wind measurement mast near Eskom’s Hendrina power station in Pullens Hope, Mpumalanga. A minimum of 12 months’ ground assessment of wind and general climate conditions, coupled... 

Resource infrastructure for projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th August 2019 Worley, a leading global provider of professional project and asset services to the energy, chemicals and resources industries, has a long history of delivering infrastructure solutions for its customers. With a global capability that spans all engineering disciplines, Worley has been helping... 

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