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Electricity News

Black empowerment needed in electricity supply industry

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Minerals and Energy Deputy-Minister Susan Shabangu singled out the pressing need for meaningful black-empowerment initiatives in the electrical supply industry. 

Radebe’s Eskom bombshell

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Public Enterprises Minister Jeff Radebe appears to have quietly dropped a bombshell on South Africa’s premier State enterprise, Eskom, by disclosing that government was seriously considering the split of Eskom’s 24 power stations into independent competing companies, owned by the State. 

R2bn in orders for black firms

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Procurement of products and services by State-owned power utility Eskom from small and black businesses could rise to as high as R2-billion during the course of this year even though the target is set at R1,5-billion for 2000. 

Service contract to be awarded

By: System Author     7th April 2000 The jury is out on who will be awarded the contract or contracts for the maintenance and operation of services in the ex-Eskom townships of Komati, Pullenshope, Rietkuil and Wilge, of Mpumalanga, reportedly worth about R2,5-million collectively. 

Quality control for power station secured

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Innovative inspection services 

Spotlight on tropical island power

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Electrically Speaking 

New combustion-test facility

By: System Author     31st March 2000 A subsidiary of Eskom Enterprises, Tech nology Services International has established a R27-million combustion-testing facility, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. 

Custom Agencies

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Factory 

NER wants all-embracing rules

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The National Electricity Regulator has called on the government to ensure consistency and compatibility in the regulation of electricity, natural gas and liquid fuels. 

Soweto in eco-house experiment

By: System Author     24th March 2000 A new trend towards energy-efficient housing construction is taking off in Soweto. 

Technology to clean transformer oil

By: System Author     24th March 2000 In Canada, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has developed a new approach to cleaning the oil in electrical transformers. 

Electromagnetic fields and cancer

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Electrically Speaking 

Electric drive technology, robots and capacitive sensor systems

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Hitech Briefs 

R50bn Brazil power splurge

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Brazil has launched a R50-billion programme to build 49 thermal power stations in 18 of the country’s states by 2003, in what has been officially described as the country’s most significant energy programme in 20 years. 

Getting to grips with light bulbs

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Electrically Speaking 

Advances in fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Developments to Watch 

Revolutionary urban car developed

By: System Author     10th March 2000 A new concept in tyre design, developed by tyre manufacturer Michelin, is revo-lutionising car design, resulting in a new type of environment-friendly and spacious urban vehicle. 

Nickel project, Philippines

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Implats has signed a memorandum of understanding with Philnico Developments 

Merging the real with the virtual

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Global technology group ABB has released a bouquet of new technologies which could help change a whole host of industries, from electricity transmission and paper through to automotive. 

IT web to facilitate real-time electricity trading in SADC

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The Southern African Power Pool is planning to overlay its electricity trading environment with a $15-million IT web that will facilitate real-time, cross-border power-broking throughout the SADC. 

SA in Africa power talks

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Africa will be the focus of State electricity utility Eskom’s energies in the near future. 

Electrical company streamlines

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Technical solutions company PTM, of Witbank, Mpumalanga, which was incorporated into Eskom Enterprises in January this year, has started repackaging some of its services. 

Regulator pleased with progress of the electrification process

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

More funding, more power

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

Electrification by State utility Eskom continues to grow

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

Electricity for 2000 and beyond

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

Pilot sites sought in greenhouse-gas fight

By: System Author     11th February 2000 South Africa’s main power generator, Eskom, is committed to the ‘clean development mechanism’ concept to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while promoting national development. 

Jhb plans to create separate power utility

By: System Author     28th January 2000 As part of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s Igoli 2000 programme to improve the state of the local authority, it has embarked on a process to transform the electricity department into a separate utility company. 

Tenders for power station dismantling close Feb 15

By: System Author     21st January 2000 A contract is to be awarded for the dismantling of the Highveld power station near Sasolburg in the Free State by State-owned electricity utility Eskom before mid-year. 

Namibian power privatisation looms

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Namibia’s State-owned electricity utility, Nampower, has signalled a willingness to embrace either full or partial privatisation. 

Bright sparks for the new millennium

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Electrically Speaking 

Steering a project through to the site braai

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Electrically Speaking 

SA wins Nigerian contracts

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Two South African companies have won a multimillion-dollar contract to install fibre optic cable on 

National Electricity Regulator: the latest

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The long-awaited restructuring of the electricity supply industry should be able to proceed full steam ahead following the announcement of the ‘transformed and realigned’ National Electricity Regulator. 

R54-million contract for Mozal substation

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

Genset contract strikes sparks

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

Getting to grips with griping about things

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Electrically Speaking 

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