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Electricity outlook for winter
Electricity outlook for winter
Updated 23 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the halt in loadshedding over recent weeks; what South Africans should expect for the higher-demand winter period; and the longer-term outlook for... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
BLSA calls for immediate reworking of IRP, describing assumptions as ‘spurious’
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), whose members include the largest domestic and foreign companies operating in South Africa, has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Release of Gas Master Plan approved at Cabinet’s last official meeting ahead of May poll
28th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet approved the publication of the long-awaited Gas Master Plan for public comment during what was the last formal meeting of the executive ahead of the May 29 election. However, Minister in... 


A coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom
Draft IRP 2023 lacks environmental, health, climate commitments, says Life After Coal
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Coal phase-out campaign the Life After Coal Campaign, in its comments on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023, said the plan has fundamental flaws and expressed skepticism in the plan's... 


An image of GE Vernova’s Sub-Saharan Africa gas power service MD Kenneth Oyakhire.
Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


Renergen, Airsol deal now complete
20th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas producer Renergen has completed all the required steps for Airsol, a company fully owned by SOL S, to invest in special bonds called convertible debentures. These bonds can be turned into... 


IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the fast-approaching deadline for public comment on the draft Integrated Resource Plan of 2023 and stakeholders' likely reaction. 


Unconstrained IRP would have far more wind and solar PV, analysis shows
Conclusions in opaque IRP 2023 are ‘incorrect and economically damaging’
19th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In an excoriating assessment of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), Meridian Economics points to serious problems with the modelling and cost assumptions used by the Department of... 


Industrial Gas Users Association of South Africa executive director Jaco Human
Industrial gas users prepare to make ‘orderly transition’ case at crunch gas-cliff meeting
14th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The creation of a formal public-private platform to assess solutions to a pending “gas cliff” for industrial consumers in South Africa points to the fact that the issue is finally being taken... 


Speakers who participated in the webinar hosted by Creamer Media on March 13.
Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


SDCEA, groundWork approach court to review Richard's Bay gas-to-power plant
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Environmental justice groups groundWork and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), have filed a review application to... 


Kendal power station
Move to formalise deal on injecting private skills into Eskom amid plan to add and recover 10.6 GW by end-2025
6th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Government and business have set a goal of increasing South Africa’s electricity generation capacity by 10.6 GW by the end of 2025 as part of ongoing collaborative efforts to tackle growth-sapping... 


Port of Durban
TNPA to appoint developer soon for common-user infrastructure required for LNG terminal
4th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) expects to appoint a developer within months for the common-user infrastructure required to support the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
100 MW of OCGT power to be available in Gauteng by April – Lesufi
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Johannesburg power utility City Power would, on behalf of the Gauteng government, add 100 MW of electricity capacity to the grid to assist the Gauteng province in its goal to reduce the impact of... 


Energy Council of South Africa joins World Energy Council
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Energy Council of South Africa has become a member of the United Nations-affiliated global body the World Energy Council (WEC), which will serve to strengthen the standing of the Energy Council... 


South Africa's gas cliff
South Africa's gas cliff
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's gas cliff and the warning of a likely 'day zero' in the coming two years, as well as the possible risks associated with some for the... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


Power lines with the Kendal power station in the background
DMRE to remodel draft IRP 2023 in light of new information, curtailment plans
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Many of the submissions the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has received from the first round of public engagements about the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) in... 


Big divergence as African electricity demand flatlined over the past three decades and India and South East Asia's surged
Africa’s flatlining electricity trajectory requires urgent intervention – IEA
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report on electricity highlights that per person electricity demand across Africa has been stagnant for three decades, making the continent a worrying... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


Wind turbines
DBSA to support participation of black firms, communities in bid windows for renewables, batteries and gas
22nd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned development financier the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is gearing up to play a role in the public procurement of 7 615 MW of new electricity generation and storage... 


Photo of Terence Creamer
Electricity procurement picks up pace
19th January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the efforts being made to reinvigorate South Africa's public procurement of new electricity capacity after recent disappointments and amid ongoing... 


An image of delegates at COP28
Reliable electricity must be prioritised over transition
19th January 2024

The sheer urgency of addressing energy insecurity in Africa demands that a reliable grid is prioritised first and other energy concerns, such as transitioning to renewable-energy sources, second,... 


TNPA recently selected a preferred bidder for a 25-year LNG terminal concession in the Port of Richards Bay's South Dunes precinct
1 000 MW gas-to-power cap placed on Richards Bay for first gas procurement round
18th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While ‘location agnostic’, South Africa’s inaugural 2 000 MW gas-to-power (GtP) procurement round is limiting the development of facilities in the City of uMhlathuze, where KwaZulu-Natal’s... 


ENGIE South Africa CEO Mohamed Hoosen
Fast-growing ENGIE South Africa will consider grid investments under right conditions
16th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Global independent power company ENGIE, which is prioritising the South African electricity market for significant organic and acquisitive growth, is also open to participating in grid investments... 


Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
15th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) have a busy week ahead, with three virtual bidders conferences to be hosted over Wednesday and... 


Photo of Terence Creamer
Proposed new IRP met with some skepticism
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the background to the publication for public comment of the latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP); the main changes in the IRP 2023, compared with... 


The Port of Richards Bay, which is currently a coal export hub, has been earmarked for gas infrastructure
Preferred bidder selected to build and operate Richards Bay LNG terminal
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that it has selected a public-private consortium as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquefied natural... 


The scaled-up gas-to-power capacity allocation in the draft IRP would initially require LNG imports
No plan yet for public hearings into gas-heavy draft IRP 2023
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has belatedly released the background technical information that has been used to inform the assumptions included in the draft Integrated... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
'Back to the drawing board' for govt as Karpowership SA, others lose grid access - Ramokgopa
9th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government has to "go back to the drawing board" now that Karpowership SA and two other emergency power projects lost their grid access, says Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa. The... 


Busa energy and environment desk head Happy Khambule
Busa warns that lack of detail in IRP 2023 makes it impossible to assess plan’s credibility
8th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) will approach the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to secure the technoeconomic information that has been used to inform the assumptions... 


Wind turbines and solar PV panels
South Africa's new energy plan is 'shoddy' and will probably fail – analysts
6th January 2024 By: News24Wire

South Africa's new energy generation plan lacks detail and leaves many unanswered questions, according to some energy analysts. The long-awaited draft of the Integrated Energy Plan (IRP) of 2023... 


A Karpowership vessel
Eskom ends grid access for Karpowership
5th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings said it will no longer reserve the transmission capacity it had agreed to set aside for winners of a South African tender for emergency power provision that didn’t meet a Dec. 31... 


South Africa moves to procure 5GW of renewables, 2GW of gas-to-power, 615 MW of battery storage
South Africa moves to procure 5GW of renewables, 2GW of gas-to-power, 615 MW of battery storage
14th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government has released three requests for proposals (RFPs) for new electricity generation and storage capacity, including 5 000 MW of new wind and solar, 2 000 MW of gas-to-power... 


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