Engineering News | Electricity Home https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/electricity Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:06:15 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Renewable energy solves current sector woes https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renewable-energy-solves-current-sector-woes-2019-04-19 Mamaili Mamaila Electricity Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 515982 1554875942 1555624800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000791076_resized_electricpowergenerationandtransmissionstellenboschuniversity1904191022.jpg SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Solutions is facilitating and coordinating cutting-edge research and development in the power sector 511 287 Ongoing copper cable theft negatively affects power capacity https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ongoing-copper-cable-theft-negetively-affects-power-generation-capacity-2019-04-19 Mamaili Mamaila Electricity Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 515991 1555572092 1555624800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000791073_resized_electricpowergenerationandtransmissioncopperwire30609duane1022.jpg COPPER ALLIANCE The high demand for copper and copper alloys, with demand mainly from the Asian region, particularly China, is causing expensive exports to many countries 511 287 Partnership ensures reliable power transmission https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-industry-suppliers-partner-to-ensure-reliable-power-transmission-2019-04-19 Mamaili Mamaila Electricity Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 516131 1555572127 1555624800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000791266_resized_powerandelectricityvalsatrading011503191022.jpg TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT Valsa brings the latest technology in panels and tracking systems to the market while localising some of the production 511 287 Access to finance hampers power sector progress https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/access-to-finance-hampers-power-sector-progress-2019-04-19 Mamaili Mamaila Electricity Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 516139 1555572146 1555624800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Software upgrade for Sky Eye Elios drones in the pipeline https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/software-upgrade-for-sky-eye-elios-drones-in-the-pipeline-2019-04-19 Mamaili Mamaila Electricity Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 515920 1555572066 1555624800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000791059_resized_skyridersropeaccessinpsection0820171022.jpg POWER RIDE Skyriders’ rope access and drone solutions gives the company an edge in the industry 511 287 Sanedi signs contract with SolarTurtle to develop next-gen solar kiosks https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sanedi-signs-contract-with-solarturtle-to-develop-next-gen-solar-kiosks-2019-04-19 Schalk Burger SOLAR ENERGY Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 516500 1555051261 1555624800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000792118_resized_solarturtleminiturtle4191022.jpg BABYTURTLE The BabyTurtles can be moved to events, taxi ranks, schools or other high foot-traffic areas where people have phones to recharge 511 287 Plan required for uptake of 4IR in power sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plan-required-for-uptake-of-4ir-in-power-sector-2019-04-19 Mamaili Mamaila Electricity Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 516529 1555572027 1555624800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Standard Bank shareholders to vote on climate-risk exposure reporting resolution https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/standard-bank-shareholders-to-vote-on-climate-risk-exposure-reporting-resolution-2019-04-18 Tasneem Bulbulia CLIMATE CHANGE Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:02:00 +0200 517725 1555594137 1555592520 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Opinion: How can embedded generators help close South Africa's power supply gap? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-can-embedded-generators-help-close-sas-power-supply-gap-2019-04-19-1 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0200 517690 1555585733 1555588800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794625_resized_figuresseg411022.jpg LOAD PROFILE: The household load does not match the solar system’s daytime production profile 511 287 Hulking nukes trying to get nimble in volatile power markets https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hulking-nukes-trying-to-get-nimble-in-volatile-power-markets-2019-04-18 Bloomberg NUCLEAR Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:16:00 +0200 517601 1555584370 1555571760 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Africa's sole nuclear plant undergoes revamp to extend lifespan https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africas-sole-nuclear-plant-undergoes-revamp-to-extend-lifespan-2019-04-18 Bloomberg NUCLEAR Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:40:00 +0200 517592 1555570146 1555569600 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794423_resized_eskomkoebergnuclearpowerstation110220817duane.jpg 511 287 Load-shedding may cut growth close to zero, SARB says https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/load-shedding-may-cut-growth-close-to-zero-sarb-says-2019-04-18 Bloomberg ECONOMY Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:33:00 +0200 517591 1555590307 1555569180 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794420_resized_kubennaidoodeputyreservebankgovernor21022.jpg SARB deputy governor Kuben Naidoo 511 287 Eskom CEO says 'days of surprises' over as problems exposed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-ceo-says-days-of-surprises-over-as-problems-exposed-2019-04-17 Bloomberg ELECTRICITY Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:20:00 +0200 517496 1555511867 1555496400 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Acumen closes $70m impact fund for clean energy in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/acumen-closes-70m-impact-fund-for-clean-energy-in-africa-2019-04-17 Bloomberg ENERGY Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:05:00 +0200 517480 1555496305 1555491900 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Impediments to small-scale embedded generation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/impediments-to-small-scale-embedded-generation-2019-04-17 Creamer Media Reporter Electricity Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:11:00 +0200 517448 1555505697 1555488660 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794309_resized_1022x575secondtakeen.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/78188_2019-04-17_second_take_en_-_2.mp479498204Impediments to small-scale embedded generation Impediments to small-scale embedded generation Policy and regulatory malaise undermining efforts to address power deficit https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/policy-and-regulatory-malaise-undermining-efforts-to-address-power-deficit-2019-04-16 Terence Creamer ELECTRICITY Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0200 517383 1555573674 1555419600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000793978_resized_solarpv11022.jpg 511 287 New Kusile unit powers up, 8 months ahead of schedule https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-kusile-unit-powers-up-8-months-ahead-of-schedule-2019-04-16 News24Wire Electricity Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:08:00 +0200 517367 1555417777 1555416480 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000793958_resized_electricitykusile032016eskom1022.jpg 511 287 GIZ launches tender for LED streetlights https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/giz-launches-tender-for-led-streetlights-2019-04-16 Simone Liedtke ENERGY EFFICIENCY Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:55:00 +0200 517322 1555572183 1555401300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Eskom executive appointed to EPRI board https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-executive-appointed-to-epri-board-2019-04-15 Tasneem Bulbulia ELECTRICITY Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0200 517233 1555322478 1555322400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Activists push South African pension funds to tally climate costs https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/activists-push-south-africa-pension-funds-to-tally-climate-costs-2019-04-15 Bloomberg CLIMATE CHANGE Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:55:00 +0200 517208 1555340468 1555314900 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Lemur invites EPCTC contractors to tender for Imaloto project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lemur-invites-epctc-contractors-to-tender-for-imaloto-project-2019-04-12 Marleny Arnoldi ENERGY/COAL Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:24:00 +0200 517173 1555075560 1555075440 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 High risk of load-shedding for Thursday evening https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-risk-of-load-shedding-for-thursday-evening-2019-04-11 News24Wire ELECTRICITY Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:53:00 +0200 517052 1554993119 1554990780 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000793336_resized_loadsheddingpowerelectricityflamecandle210221214duane.jpg 511 287 Goldman says Eskom's crisis leaves no time for unbundling plan https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/goldman-says-eskoms-crisis-leaves-no-time-for-unbundling-plan-2019-04-11 Bloomberg ELECTRICITY Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:28:00 +0200 517043 1554990175 1554989280 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Manufacturing Indaba to focus on negative effects of power outages https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacturing-indaba-to-focus-on-negative-effects-of-power-outages-2019-04-11 African News Agency MANUFACTURING Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:40:00 +0200 516981 1554976523 1554975600 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Bushveld subsidiary advances Imaloto project towards financial close https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bushveld-subsidiary-advances-imaloto-project-towards-financial-close-2019-04-10 Marleny Arnoldi COAL/ENERGY Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:16:00 +0200 516822 1554900799 1554891360 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Western Cape schools to become solar-powered using solar-leasing funding https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-schools-to-become-solar-powered-using-solar-leasing-funding-2019-04-10 Schalk Burger RENEWABLE ENERGY Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0200 516671 1554806579 1554879600 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Cost of decarbonising global energy system falls sharply, new report shows https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cost-of-decarbonising-global-energy-system-falls-sharply-new-report-shows-2019-04-09 Terence Creamer ENERGY TRANSITION Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0200 516718 1554822828 1554818400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000792595_resized_0000792584resizedwindturbinesstandingreenfieldsatthevedadillowindenergyfarmoperatedbyaccionasainnavarraspain1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Eskom to class action firm: We can’t be sued for load-shedding and here’s why https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-to-class-action-firm-we-cant-be-sued-for-load-shedding-and-heres-why-2019-04-09 News24Wire Electricity Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:27:00 +0200 516621 1554820462 1554794820 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000792377_resized_eskomlogomegawattpark1022reuters.jpg 511 287 Winter plan to minimise load-shedding requires South Africans to use electricity efficiently, ... https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/winter-plan-to-minimise-load-shedding-requires-south-africans-to-use-electricity-efficiently-says-eskom-2019-04-08 African News Agency Electricity Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:16:00 +0200 516597 1554733805 1554732960 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000792313_resized_eskomlogo16052018bloomberg1022.jpg 511 287 Economic growth in Africa below population growth for the fourth year in row https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/economic-growth-in-africa-below-population-growth-for-the-fourth-year-in-row-2019-04-08 Terence Creamer ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:15:00 +0200 516598 1554735469 1554732900 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000792325_resized_africacelltechnology1022bloomberg.jpg Report says digital transformation has potential to accelerate development in Africa 511 287 Globeleq, Aurora Power Solutions to build PV projects in Zambia https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/globeleq-aurora-power-solutions-to-build-pv-projects-in-zambia-2019-04-08 Simone Liedtke RENEWABLE ENERGY Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0200 516579 1554728514 1554728400 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CONSTRUCTION Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:33:00 +0200 516417 1554457447 1554456780 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Ncondezi, GridX start JV for solar, battery projects in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ncondezi-gridx-start-jv-for-solar-battery-projects-in-africa-2019-04-05 Marleny Arnoldi ENERGY/COAL Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:55:00 +0200 516410 1554459399 1554454500 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 IPPs and distributed energy solutions drive innovation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ipps-and-distributed-energy-solutions-drive-innovation-2019-04-05 Thabi Madiba Electricity Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514799 1554188456 1554415200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000788426_resized_energystorageblackveatchpvsolarphotovoltaicenergy200320191022.jpg SOLAR POWER Distributed energy resources are forcing utilities to find ways to distribute electricity in a sustainable and efficient manner or risk losing customers 511 287 Demand for utility-scale battery solutions increasing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/demand-for-utility-scale-battery-solutions-increasing-2019-04-05 Thabi Madiba Electricity Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514858 1554188458 1554415200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000788530_resized_energystoragesolafutureenergyrobbenislandbatteryroom200320191022.jpg ROBBEN ISLAND BATTERY ROOM SOLA stores excess solar power in lithium-ion batteries and deploys it as the sun sets, resulting in an overall reduction of the diesel used to operate generators 511 287