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Embedded Electricity Solutions

Private power generation creates multiple benefits

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 The South African economy will benefit from the recent change in regulation that enables private organisations to invest in larger power-generation infrastructure, says natural gas producer Renergen. “The economy will benefit through the upfront monetary expenditure by private companies on power... 

Repurposed EV batteries aids in power storage

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 Energy storage solutions are a viable approach in assisting with embedded-electricity solutions, and one such solution is using repurposed electric vehicle (EV) battery cells, battery equipment supplier REVOV tells Engineering News. “Automotive-grade cells are manufactured specifically for use in... 

image of REVOV MD Lance Dickerson
LANCE DICKERSON Stationary storage applications change the high throughput requirement and optimise the requirement to provide a lower throughput over a longer period

Going ‘off the grid’ can have consequences

22nd October 2021 The recent announcement by the President to lift the limit on the self-generation of power from 1 MW to 100 MW, is a gamechanger for industries such as mining, farming, retail, healthcare and manufacturing. Off the back of this announcement, some companies such as private hospital groups have... 

Positive outcome from government’s amendment to embedded generation

22nd October 2021 Renewable energy producer Genesis Eco Energy states that the promulgation of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) amendment, gazetted August 20, 2021, surprised many. “Business had been calling for an increase from the 1 MW limitation for years but the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy... 

Energy storage key to embedded electricity solutions

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 Amid the discussions around embedded electricity solutions, battery equipment supplier REVOV states that it is important to include energy storage and its solutions in these discussions. Energy storage in renewable-energy and embedded-electricity solutions addresses the time domain – electricity... 

a home installation of REVOV batteries
POWERED UP REVOV states that it is important to include energy storage and its solutions in embedded electricity solution discussions

Development pipeline increased to 9 GW

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 With renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power (RP) already responsible for developing wind and solar assets contributing 850 MW of power to South Africa’s grid, the company is currently involved in developing new projects that will contribute up to 9 GW of power to the grid.... 

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HEAVY WINDED Currently, Mainstream RP is in the developmental stages of about 9 GW in wind and solar energy projects across almost all provinces

Company provides renewable energy solutions

22nd October 2021 Last year, South African engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Lesedi Nuclear Services (LNS) established a 100% held subsidiary called Lesedi Renewables Africa (RA) to offer tailormade renewable solutions to clients. Lesedi RA is technology agnostic and offers appropriate... 

Head shot of LNS business development executive Shane Pereira
SHANE PEREIRA Lesedi RA is technology agnostic and offers appropriate technologies and hybrid solutions

Energy saving proves uncertain

22nd October 2021 Uncertainty seems to be the only certainty when it comes to the security of South Africa’s electricity supply and associated utility costs.   

image of TEPM CEO Richard Purser
RICHARD PURSER There are a myriad of ways in which large energy consumers can better manage their processes and energy spend

Matola LNG import terminal on track for 2024 gas supply

22nd October 2021 The front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Beluluane Gas Company (BGC) liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal project – being developed by Southern African energy group Gigajoule, French energy multinational TotalEnergies, and Mozambican natural gas distributor Matola Gas Company (MGC)... 

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Foundry company converts to renewable energy

22nd October 2021 The recent announcement by government that “own generation of power” without the requirement for a license had been increased from 1 MW to 100 MW was well received by industry as a whole. Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is looking into the viability of incorporating solar power as the... 

Chasing long term Rands in the Private Energy Market

21st October 2021 Introduction to the private energy market: The private energy market is characterised by the sale of energy by independent power producers to private offtakers. The projects are generally known as captive power projects. The energy purchased by the buyers can either be connected “behind the... 

Table 1: Non-exhaustive list of upcoming projects in the private sector
Table 1: Non-exhaustive list of upcoming projects in the private sector
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