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Umoyilanga hybrid power plant, South Africa
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

EDF Renewables and Perpetua Holdings plan to build a hybrid development that combines solar, wind and battery storage technologies to offer dispatchable and reliable power to the national... 


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SunZia wind  and transmission projects, US
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is the biggest clean energy infrastructure project in US history. 


GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
21st May 2024

As Africa continues its unique energy transition journey, GE Vernova (NYSE: GEV) is participating at Enlit Africa, encouraging power sector stakeholders to collectively assume responsibility to... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Climate and development investment platforms as tools for transformation
17th May 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

It takes a while but, slowly, one gets to see the possibility of things. Climate action has long been the mainstay of a specific tradition, which is based on the assumption that, if you throw... 


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Baltic Eagle wind farm, Germany
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Masdar and Iberdrola plan to build a 476 MW wind farm off the coast of Germany. 


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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 


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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Solar module deliveries have started. 


Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
15th May 2024

Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild Globally, the building and construction industry has been putting more emphasis on using energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and... 


Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Native American group said on Tuesday it will take its fight against Rio Tinto’s proposed Arizona copper mine to the US Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider whether... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


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Bellevue gold project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Studies are under way on maximising the potential of the project by expanding the plant beyond its current nameplate capacity. 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


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Impofu Cluster, South Africa
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Enel Green Power South Africa is developing the Impofu Cluster in the Eastern Cape, which will comprise the Impofu East, West and North wind projects. 


20MW solar array at the Bellevue gold project
Bellevue accelerates next leg of growth strategy
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australian miner Bellevue Gold has initiated expansion studies at its namesake gold project, in Western Australia, following the successful commissioning and ramp-up of the new mine.... 


Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 


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The lights are on in South Africa and many people are suspicious
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is enjoying a rare streak of uninterrupted electricity right before elections, drawing more suspicion than praise in a nation that’s become accustomed to the daily power cuts that have... 


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City of Joburg working on 'innovative measures’ to reduce power outages, promises Mayor Gwamanda
2nd May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda announced on Thursday that the City intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next... 


UK-Morocco renewable energy link plan gets $10.2m boost
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

GE Vernova invested $10.2-million in Xlinks First, the UK company planning a massive renewable power project in Morocco and a 4 000 km undersea cable to deliver the energy to Britain. The... 


Eskom chairperson Dr Mteto Nyati
Eskom says generation recovery plan gathering momentum
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

During a State of the System address hosted on Friday, Eskom confirmed its generation recovery plan (GRP) is making tangible progress, with various coal-fired power station units having been... 


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Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto continues to believe that the project has the potential to be a world-class asset. 


EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
25th April 2024

Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As... 


Biden administration aims to clean up power sector with revamped rules
Biden administration aims to clean up power sector with revamped rules
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it has finalised rules targeting carbon, air and water pollution from power plants that it says could cut over one-billion metric tons from carbon... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


The above image depicts the old Olkari I geothermal power plant in Kenya
Kenyan plant to be enhanced
19th April 2024

Japan-based energy and power generation company Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced last month that it had received an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power... 


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Mixed outlook
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 


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Choosing essential abrasives for the mining industry with Grinding Techniques
18th April 2024

South Africa’s mining industry has always been an integral part of our country’s economic development.   With various factors affecting the sector’s overall performance, the Mineral Council of... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


Gina Rinehart
Rinehart takes stake in Lynas Rare Earths, shares jump
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, become a substantial shareholder in Lynas Rare Earths, the largest producer of rare earths outside of China, an exchange filing showed late on Tuesday.... 


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WEG
12th April 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


Two men wearing PPE and safety harnesses working on teh turbines of a wind turbine stack
Wind energy poses increased fall risks
12th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational... 


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Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 


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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
11th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


Nordex Delta4000
Nordex increases its generation capacity in South Africa
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Turbine manufacturer Nordex Energy South Africa (NESA) says an additional 830 MW of operational capacity will start feeding into South Africa’s energy grid by mid-2025. The company on April 9... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


A Nordex wind turbine
Concrete towers selected for Impofu wind farm to bolster local content
4th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Enel Green Power South Africa has confirmed that the Nordex manufacturing facility being set up in Humansdorp, in the Eastern Cape, will produce concrete wind tower sections for the three new wind... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


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Sasol and Air Liquide large-scale renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has been appointed to act as a co-mandated lead arranger for three large-scale wind farms and 120 km of transmission lines, in the Eastern Cape. 


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Goyder Renewables Zone, Australia
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Neoen is developing a large hybrid renewable-energy project that will combine wind with solar and battery storage to provide renewable energy 24/7. 


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