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UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
Updated 5 hours ago By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 

Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 

Quantum Foods swings to loss on bird flu, power cuts
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

South African poultry producer Quantum Foods on Friday reported a R35-million rand loss in the year to end-September, after the country's worst bird flu outbreak decimated its chicken flock and... 

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Two generators housed in one container
1st December 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique’s QAC1100 TwinPower solution consists of two fully loaded generators housed inside a custom 20-foot container and is designed to provide a reliable and flexible prime... 

Iamge of Karpowership
Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Karpowership has been confronted with a new challenge. 

Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest posts income growth, lower vacancies
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Fairvest has made excellent progress in derisking its balance sheet, reducing vacancies and disposing of noncore assets in the financial year ended September 30. The property company... 

The Port of Cape Town
Cape Town container terminal clears most of vessel backlog
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has cleared most of its backlog, berthing vessels on arrival with only one vessel at anchor, State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports. The terminal... 

Enhancing daily life and shaping the future with Eaton
Enhancing daily life and shaping the future with Eaton
29th November 2023

With Africans having the lowest level of access to reliable energy, it becomes clear that electricity is more than just a matter of power production and supply. Luthando Makiwane, Marketing Manager... 

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MTN enhances network resilience to alleviate loadshedding impact
28th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN has achieved several milestones as it continues to spearhead its comprehensive modernisation project across a number of provinces to bolster network resilience against... 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Black Friday loadshedding triggered by depletion of reserves and heat-wave demand spike
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa attributed the “unwelcome” ramp up in the intensity of loadshedding to Stage 6 to a need for Eskom to rebuild its emergency reserves that had been... 

IPR image
24th November 2023 By: Yolande Botes

IPR, previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, is recognised across the SADC region as the pump, heavy-duty slurry handling and dredging specialist, operating across all sectors including... 

Image of Koeberg nuclear power plant
Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has once again missed an updated target date for grid synchronisation of Unit 1 of the plant. 

Image of blade installation at South Fork wind farm
South Fork Wind Farm, US – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first offshore wind turbine for South Fork Wind has been successfully installed. 

Power lines with wind turbines in the background
Renewables bodies await publication of Eskom’s curtailment framework
23rd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The associations representing the wind and solar sectors as well as independent power producers (IPPs) more generally are eagerly awaiting a proposed curtailment addendum to Eskom’s Grid Connection... 

Wilco de Villiers
The potential for South Africa's mining sector to drive renewable energy investments
23rd November 2023

By Wilco de Villiers In recent years, the emphasis in the global mining industry has shifted from mere energy cost savings and carbon footprint reduction to a more critical concern: energy... 

Sapia executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Petroleum industry significantly impacted on by loadshedding
21st November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says the ongoing loadshedding crisis has significantly impacted on its members, with widespread power outages affecting various sectors of... 

Zero Carbon Charge solar power EV charging station
Zero Carbon Charge breaks ground on solar-powered EV charging network
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Electric vehicle (EV) charging station developer Zero Carbon Charge has broken ground on its first 100% renewable energy charging station in Wolmaransstad, in the North West, in what is to become... 

On-site at Vesconite Bearings, where the company is installing a comprehensive solar energy solution
Vesconite Bearings invests in bright future
20th November 2023

Vesconite Bearings, a global supplier of bearing and wear materials, is taking strides towards sustainability and environmental responsibility by implementing a comprehensive solar energy solution... 

Map showing the proposed locations for installing synchronous condensers
Eskom to add synchronous condensers to network, including repurposed Camden and Grootvlei generators
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is preparing to introduce 11 synchronous condensers – seven new and four repurposed – across its transmission system to support grid stability as the penetration of variable renewable-energy... 

Open Access to launch Phase 2 of Isando ICT hub in early 2024
17th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre services company Open Access Data Centres (OADC) is preparing to launch the larger Phase 2 of its Isando information and communications technology (ICT) hub, in Gauteng, in the first... 

Fortescue founder Andrew Forrest
Fortescue powers up US auto industry with $35m investment
17th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Prominent Australian mining and green energy major Fortescue Metals Group is expanding its global manufacturing capabilities, announcing a $35-million investment to establish a manufacturing centre... 

Tshipi mine
Jupiter eyes solar power at Tshipi
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has released a strategy outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities for 2024, including commitments to launch an ESG reporting framework,... 

Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to... 

Wind farm with substation in foreground
New Eskom curtailment framework to unlock 4 GW of grid capacity in wind-rich provinces
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that it will release a curtailment addendum to its recently published Generation Connection Capacity Assessment (GCCA) that will unlock 4 GW of connection capacity immediately... 

The Koeberg nuclear power station
Eskom says Koeberg Unit 1 being started as another resumption target is missed
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom reports that it has received permission from the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) to restart Koeberg Unit 1, but has once again missed a recently updated target date for grid synchronisation. 

Gold plat operations
Loadshedding results in dip in Goldplat’s South African operating profit
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold recovery company Goldplat has reported a £77 000 year-on-year drop in operating profit for three months ended September 30 – the first quarter of its 2024 financial year – as a... 

 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment
Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 

The 20 MW/100MWh Hex BESS site, in Worcester in the Western Cape
Eskom’s Hex battery the first of eight utility-scale projects being deployed across four provinces
9th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has officially started operating the first of eight utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects being introduced as part of Phase 1 of a World Bank-funded programme to add... 

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How South Africa’s first real-time energy management solution can build your bottom line
9th November 2023

Between 2007 and 2022 (coinciding with the onset of the first wave of load-shedding), the average Eskom tariff increased by 450%, consistently exceeding headline inflation by a substantial margin.... 

Liontown awards gas supply contract for Kathleen Valley
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium development company Liontown Resources has awarded a contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Mid-West LNG, part of Clean Energy Fuels Australia (CEFA). The LNG supply... 

Substation and power lines
Lack of curtailment framework holding up renewables round, IPP Office confirms
7th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office has indicated that the procurement documentation for both the next public renewables round and a gas-to-power programme are at an advanced... 

The White Mesa uranium mill in Utah
Energy Fuels preparing 4 uranium mines for production
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based critical minerals company Energy Fuels is preparing four of its convention uranium mines production, CEO Mark Chalmers reported on Friday. Together, these mines have the ability to... 

BLSA calls for engagement to rescue City of Johannesburg
6th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says the Johannesburg Crisis Alliance’s call for an immediate intervention to end the “coalition chaos” in the City of Johannesburg is... 

A solar PV panel
Nigeria unplugs from dirty generators in sudden solar gamble
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Generators are everywhere in Lagos, used by almost everyone in the Nigerian megacity to counteract crippling power outages. Those living in upscale gated communities or working at big companies... 

Wacker Neuson South Africa appoints new dealership in Tanzania, East Africa
Wacker Neuson South Africa appoints new dealership in Tanzania, East Africa
3rd November 2023

Wacker Neuson South Africa now brings its quality compact equipment and full service and after-sales support to customers in East Africa with the appointment of TATA International as their dealer... 

Nigeria brings major Dangote refinery to life with own oil supply
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Nigeria's State oil firm NNPC will supply the new 650 000 bl/d Dangote oil refinery with up to six cargoes of crude oil in December to be used in test runs, three industry sources with knowledge of... 

An image of CERTUSS steam generators installed at a brewery
Boiler, steam generator supplier servicing businesses across Africa
3rd November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

After a successful showcase of its product offerings at the first Boiler World Africa exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2023, Steam Generation shows no signs of slowing its business of... 

Image of solar farm with battery energy storage
Woodside solar photovoltaic facility, Australia
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Woodside Energy plans to build a solar facility that includes a solar photovoltaic farm comprising up to one-million solar panels and supporting infrastructure. 

Image of a Karpowership
Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Turkish energy company Karpowership’s South African subsidiary has succeeded in getting environmental authorisation for its Richards Bay environmental-impact assessment (EIA) application. 

Octodec lifts revenue, dividend, but costs also rise
2nd November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed residential- and retail-focused real estate investment trust Octodec has increased revenue by 3.3% to R1.99-billion for the financial year ended August 31. It also increased its... 

Local companies distribute new inverter, battery solutions
Local companies distribute new inverter, battery solutions
1st November 2023

Energy technology provider Midea Energy Solutions, a product division of global appliance and air conditioning manufacturer Midea, has partnered with local distributors Livance Distributors and... 

Floating tankers line up off South Africa to ensure diesel power
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is using ships to store diesel as part of an effort to ensure supply to run generators and reduce electricity outages that have crimped the economy. Diesel-fired turbines typically... 

An image of a solar plant by Sturdee Energy
Projects driven by regulatory improvements
27th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Embedded electricity projects are increasing in size and complexity, owing to improvements in regulations. A wider variety of power solutions, capitalising on the benefits offered by independent... 

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