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Electricity

BRICS Think Tanks Council proposes new platform to solve renewable energy challenges

Monday, June 18th, 2018

BRICS Think Tanks Council proposes new platform to solve renewable energy challenges

Though renewable energy solutions have become less costly than coal, electricity generation in developing countries like South Africa remains coal-based. This was one of the critical talking points which arose during the panel on Energy Research at the 10th BRICS Academic Forum held recently  in Sandton, Joahnnesburg. The question around coal-production costs comes at a particularly

Off grid investments ideal for Africa’s energy sector

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Off grid investments ideal for Africa’s energy sector

With recent reports estimating that six hundred million people are without access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, significant and sustained investment is required across Africa’s entire energy generation and supply value chain. While even a decade ago...

Eskom misses deadline for tariff appeal

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Eskom misses deadline for tariff appeal

The Eskom’s Board’s latest announcements of intentions to appeal a 5% tariff approval does not come as a shock, according to Ted Blom, a partner at Mining & Energy Advisors, and former Eskom staffer. This “reopener” application...

Nuclear is the cheapest of all energies

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Nuclear is the cheapest of all energies

South Africans were never informed properly that nuclear power is not as expensive as it is made out to be, a nuclear energy expert said Thursday. Nuclear energy expert Des Muller dismissed these and other concerns as...

Eskom to use lessons from Medupi and Kusile to drive nuclear

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Eskom to use lessons from Medupi and Kusile to drive nuclear

The power utility Eskom wants to use lessons learnt from the construction of the two mega power stations, Medupi and Kusile, to drive the country’s nuclear build programme. The continent’s nuclear future and specifically the South African...

South Africa committed to renewable energy – not nuclear

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

South Africa committed to renewable energy – not nuclear

The South African government today, 15 May 2018, re-affirmed its commitment to renewable energy as part of the country’s energy mix whilst dodging any mention of its plans for nuclear energy. Jeff Radebe, South African Energy Minister...

How to address energy paradox in Africa

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

How to address energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over 600...

Kusile power plant to unveil first air quality control system in Africa

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Kusile power plant to unveil first air quality control system in Africa

GE’s Steam Power business today, 10 April 2018, announced that it has successfully completed tests for performance of Unit 1, of the Wet Flue Gas Desulphurization Plant (WFGD) at Eskom’s Kusile newly built plant, the first air...

Gas can be South Africa’s energy gamechanger

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Gas can be South Africa’s energy gamechanger

The first electric power stations were not an instant success. In fact, several failed quite dismally and the affected societies of the late 1800s quickly shifted back to older and more trusted forms of energy. It was...

Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar partner to light up businesses in Africa

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar partner to light up businesses in Africa

Mastercard and M-KOPA today, 26 February 2018, announced a partnership that will provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. The official announcement was made during the Mobile World Congress...

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