Positioning to capture opportunities from the next wave of distribution services

  As the electricity grid of the future takes shape, distribution utilities want to extract full value from their investments in smart technologies. This will mean creating a truly efficient grid by optimising the smart network itself, while also harnessing a wide array of distributed energy resources (DER) and flexibility from customer participation. This is […]

CSIR Energy Centre presents its outlook for South Africa’s future electricity mix

  In the absence of an update to the outdated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP2010-2030, the CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040. The CSIR study by Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Jarrad Wright, Joanne Calitz and Crescent Mushwana was […]

No room for secrecy: Minimum requirements for SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity

  The following press release has been received from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) giving solid input into the need for an updated Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity following due process and public participation before further decisions or commitments are made for new generation capacity in South Africa. The Life after Coal Campaign (made […]

New waste regulations: Are you prepared?

  Amendments to the National Environmental Waste Management Act are set to change the waste classification and disposal landscape in South Africa drastically through a new set of new waste classification and management regulations. Promulgated on 23 August 2013, these regulations took effect on 1 August this year and prescribe two sets of national norms […]

Earthlife Africa calls for financial support for legal challenge to nuclear build in SA

  Earthlife Africa is calling for financial support for its legal challenge to a 9,6 GW new-nuclear build programme in South Africa. The objective of the legal challenge is to force the South African executive to obey procurement law, and in doing so publish and legislate procurement legislation that allows for public participation, oversight and […]

Renewables, gas and coal can’t match nuclear powered electricity generation

  The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) has welcomed the recent statements made by Eskom and the minister of Public Enterprises that nuclear energy is South Africa’s most viable option for safe, reliable, green and affordable base load power. Investments in nuclear power plants will just be the beginning. Supply chains, jobs, skills […]

Study of the capital costs and the cost of electricity from new-nuclear in SA

  A new study by EE Publishers looks at the initial capital cost as well as the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) generated by the proposed 9,6 GW new-nuclear build in South Africa. Note: Figures shown in RED were updated / corrected on 11 August 2016 at 21h30. The EE Publishers study estimates an initial […]

The cost of electricity from a new-nuclear build in SA under various assumptions

  Following an analysis of the cost of electricity from Eskom’s new-coal build programme in South Africa (Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power plants), several requests have been received for a similar analysis to establish the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from the proposed 9,6 GW new-nuclear build programme in South Africa under various assumptions. This […]

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