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Access to Energy – the African imperative
Access to Energy – the African imperative
1st February 2024

By Quintin McCutcheon, Global Marketing Director, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The ongoing energy crisis have set back global progress on universal access to electricity. According to... 


South Africa climbs to 23rd in PwC’s EMEA Private Business Attractiveness Index
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Within the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, South Africa is being looked at in a more favourable light as a location for private business, according to PwC’s latest 'EMEA Private... 


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... 


Bridging the climate finance gap through collaboration and innovation
1st February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Government, labour, business, and civil society must collaborate and innovate if South Africa is to raise the R535 billion required to meet its NDC target by 2030.  In light of estimates that South... 


Scatec CEO Terje Pilskog
New renewables platform Lyra Energy poised to change South Africa's energy landscape
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec, financial services firm Standard Bank and asset management company Stanlib have established new renewable energy platform Lyra Energy to offer a low-risk, flexible... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Growthpoint Properties South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk
Growthpoint enters 195 GWh/y renewable energy PPA with Etana Energy
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with electricity trader Etana Energy for 195 GWh/y of renewable energy, which... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


Wind farm
IPPO ‘engaging’ with Eskom on implications of new curtailment rules for current renewables bid window
30th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) reports that it is engaging with Eskom on its newly released curtailment addendum to the latest Generation Connection Capacity Assessment (GCCA 2025) –... 


 A changing grid requires flexibility
A changing grid requires flexibility
30th January 2024

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric  Winston Churchill said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."  It is a wonderful sentiment that can be... 


Artist impression of a green hydrogen facility
South African green hydrogen developers urged to bid for €270m in German grant funding to close project ‘bankability gap’
29th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South African developers of mature green hydrogen or derivatives projects are potentially eligible for non-refundable grant funding being extended under Germany’s €270-million Power-to-X (PtX)... 


Africa Energy Indaba unveils essential energy solutions amidst SA’s 31% electricity hike
29th January 2024

The Africa Energy Indaba serves as an impetus for individuals, businesses, and policymakers to collaborate in solving the impending difficulties posed by inflationary electricity costs. 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


An Investing in African Mining sign
Logistics, energy challenges remain for Mining Indaba host South Africa
29th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining Indaba to open with SA mining industry hit hard by rail inefficiencies The yearly African Mining Indaba will start on February 5 against the backdrop of the local mining industry facing... 


Substation with wind turbines in the background
Eskom’s new curtailment addendum unlocks 3 470 MW of grid for wind in Western and Eastern Cape
27th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has taken a major step in unlocking much-needed grid capacity for wind projects in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces by publishing the highly-anticipated curtailment addendum to its... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


An image depicting Multotec processing equipment MD Bheka Majola
Multotec wins SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mineral processing equipment supplier Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of... 


Graphic depicting the various uses of green hydrogen
USTDA to host South African delegation in the US to accelerate green hydrogen collaboration
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will bring a delegation of South African clean energy sector decision-makers to the US to build partnerships between the countries to accelerate the... 


 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


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Weba Chute Systems
26th January 2024

Weba Chute Systems is world-renowned for ensuring that its custom-engineered chutes add immediate and significant value to customers profitability, uptime and on-site health and safety. The... 


City of Cape Town issues independent power tender
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has issued the latest in a series of power-related tenders aimed at mitigating the impact of loadshedding and diversifying its energy supply from Eskom. The city says this is... 


Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
26th January 2024

The innovative and forward-looking Indian multinational group, Vedanta Limited, continuously strives to unlock value and create positive disruption in its journey to Transform For Good through... 


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Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm, Poland
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

ORLEN and Northland Power are building Poland's first offshore wind farm. 


Chemical formula for lithium borate
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The government of Serbia wants to hold further talks with Rio Tinto about the project. 


Making the most out of the 366 days of this year – a leap for women to excel in male-dominated industries
25th January 2024

Improving women’s presence within male populated industries, have been a topic debated over many years, in fact into 2024.   Some of the common challenges still faced by most women are: pay... 


To harness green hydrogen three requirements must be met
To harness green hydrogen three requirements must be met
25th January 2024

By Vikash Rampathi, Segment Marketing Lead at Schneider Electric With South Africa reaching an agreement to launch $1 billion blended finance fund to accelerate the development of the green... 


Empowering the Future: Africa Energy Indaba to Explore Strategies for Transitioning to Sustainable Energy
Empowering the Future: Africa Energy Indaba to Explore Strategies for Transitioning to Sustainable Energy
25th January 2024

The upcoming Africa Energy Indaba is set to be a transformative event, focusing on strategies and innovations applicable to Africa, for transitioning to sustainable energy.  Scheduled for 5 – 7... 


Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist and South African Renewable Energy Masterplan facilitator Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Energy transition offers once-in-century potential for South Africa to reindustrialise
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The global and local renewable energy transition is presenting industries, and South Africa, with a once-in-a-century growth trajectory to provide products and components into the value chains of... 


The solar instllation at the Creighton Valley Cheese Company
SolarSaver adding battery energy storage to two dairies in Creighton Valley
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installation company SolarSaver has added batteries to the existing grid-tied installation at Burnview Dairy to create a hybrid system. It will also add batteries to the... 


SPS solar image
SPS & Partners provide 10 MW solar solution to Otjikoto mine
25th January 2024

Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS), together with its Namibian partners, Fortitude and the Oelofse family, are pioneering the latest development in Namibia's energy and mining sector. N$200-million... 


Plastics SA hosts successful General Industry Meeting: A pivotal event for the future of the South African Plastics Industry
Plastics SA hosts successful General Industry Meeting: A pivotal event for the future of the South African Plastics Industry
24th January 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, successfully hosted a General Plastics Industry Meeting at its head office in Midrand, Johannesburg, on November 30, 2023.... 


1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Miner Rio Tinto is set to lead the development of Australia’s biggest solar power project, near Gladstone. The company has committed to buying all electricity generated the 1.1 GW Upper Calliope... 


Power line and substation
Independent transmission project office to be set up to procure new grid using build, operate, transfer model
23rd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that government plans to establish an independent transmission project office, located either at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) or... 


RenEnergy Africa MD Claude Peters.
Aggreko acquires RenEnergy in South Africa and the UK
22nd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global energy solutions provider Aggreko has acquired the South African and UK-based businesses of RenEnergy group, a business known for its innovative commercial and industrial solar energy... 


An image depicting an aerial view of Coral Beach Estate
Impower successfully installs solar PV, battery storage at E Cape estate
22nd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Solar installation company Impower has launched a flagship solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage system (BESS) facility at Coral Beach Residential Estate, in the Eastern Cape. Prior to... 


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... 


Solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen storage tank
Lhyfe, Source Galileo to establish green hydrogen production units in the UK, Ireland
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and renewable energy developer Source Galileo have entered into an agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale green and renewable... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
South Africa must build renewable energy momentum, and then move on to other sectors – Mavuso
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The rapid pace at which South Africa is building renewable energy projects, driven by private sector investment, is viewed as positive in the global context, including at the recently held World... 


Koeberg nuclear power station
Koeberg manager suspended by De Ruyter is back and is 'crucially needed', says Eskom
22nd January 2024 By: News24Wire

Velaphi Ntuli has returned as the general manager of Koeberg nuclear power station after he was suspended in June 2021 over performance issues - allegations of which he has since been cleared. At... 


Image of A dry-type transformer positioned in an E-House.
Modular substations and dry-type transformers support renewable energy projects
21st January 2024

Modular substations and dry-type transformers offer a number of advantages for renewable energy projects such as those relying on solar and wind power, says Trafo Power Solutions’ David Claassen.... 


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Energizing Africa
19th January 2024

Our recently released EY Africa Attractiveness Report 2023 highlights below some of the challenges and opportunities that are present in the continent’s energy sector. 


The Role of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Africa
The Role of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Africa
19th January 2024

As Africa continues to navigate the complexities of meeting its growing energy demands while advancing sustainable development goals, the role of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) emerges as a... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


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