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Meeting South Africa’s carbon emissions target: first we measure, then we manage 

20th October 2021 By Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at Economic Development Solutions As the world’s 12th largest greenhouse gas emitter, South Africa has indicated that total emissions will begin to decline in 2025 with our Cabinet adopting a lowered greenhouse gas emission target recently. This... 

Tlou signs PPA with Botswana government

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th October 2021 Dual-listed Tlou Energy expects to sign a 10 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with State-owned Botswana Power Corporation, for power generated at Tlou’s Lesedi project. Tlou plans to develop gas, solar and hydrogen power generation assets at Lesedi, with electricity to be sold into the local... 

South African energy sector the most carbon intensive of G20 nations

By: Schalk Burger     18th October 2021 South Africa’s energy sector has the highest carbon-intensity of the Group of 20 (G20) nations owing to its heavy reliance on coal, according to the latest assessment by Climate Transparency International. In 2020, three-quarters (74%) of South Africa’s total primary energy supply was derived... 

South Africa's banks say they can't cut off funding for coal just yet

By: Reuters     15th October 2021 South African banks say they have to keep funding at least some coal projects for now because an immediate halt would put huge political and economic strains on a nation that relies on the most polluting of fossil fuels. The top four banks have started to withdraw financing, with Nedbank and... 

Need for training in LNG sector recognised

By: Halima Frost     15th October 2021 With liquefied natural gas (LNG) expected to grow exponentially over the next five years, owing to the global drive to greener power generation, diverse consulting service provider Synergy Oil & Gas Consulting & Training senior energy manager Ismaeel Fataar says now is the time to upskill workers... 

Free thermal heat from natural gas baseload power generation solution

15th October 2021 The gas burners used for heating water for students living at the University of Witwatersrand’s Barnato Hall residence were generating enormous costs for the university owing to old and inefficient equipment, which was ultimately affecting service delivery.  The university, which previously had... 

De Ruyter: Eskom working to avoid load-shedding during elections  

By: News24Wire      13th October 2021 Eskom is working to avoid load-shedding for the election season, says the power utility's CEO André de Ruyter. he power utility last week Thursday introduced stage 2 load-shedding. He affirmed that Eskom was working on repairs. "Our current planning is that we will lift load-shedding by tomorrow... 

Dentons launches combination with elite law firm in Mozambique

12th October 2021 Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has launched a combination with elite law firm, Fernanda Lopes & Associados Advogados (FL&A) in Mozambique.  On the heels of 2021 combinations in Tanzania and Nigeria, today's launch strengthens Dentons’ presence in Africa with the addition of key location,... 

Resilience is the mother of all virtues… and the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria

11th October 2021 By Nicolas Mathon, Director, Project Development, Africa and Europe, Wärtsilä Energy The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450 MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future independent power projects in Nigeria. The $900 million plant, which... 

South Africa’s renewable energy industry to power ahead

11th October 2021 By‌ ‌Gavin Noeth,‌ ‌Senior Consultant: Infrastructure & Projects at CMS South Africa South Africa is in the midst of a power crisis. Eskom’s ageing infrastructure, reduced reliability and inferior quality of coal, and the significant gap in power generation capacity and demand, has left the... 

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