SAPP member states plan more transmission interconnectors

Only 34% of the available electricity was traded between the Southern African Power Pool’s (SAPP’s) member states during 2016, this owing to the lack of transmission and distribution capacity in the region, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi at the 49th SAPP Conference of Meetings in Pretoria recently. The total electricity traded in the Southern African […]

Different approaches needed for mine safety

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s (SAIMM) MineSafe conference on 30 and 31 August 2017 saw mining companies, commercial entities, union representatives and universities gather to discuss new approaches to mine safety. This year’s theme was “Striving for zero harm – driving excellence through compliance”. Technological solutions such as 3D laser scanning, rock […]

New solar plants now powering whole of Northern Cape

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements. This especially since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom refuse to sign are so much lower […]

Download the South African Energy Storage Technology and Market Assessment report

  A techno-economic study on the South African Energy Storage market, commissioned by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC), a state-owned development finance institution, and sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). <a href=”https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/POD59UUCJS0O” data-mce-href=”https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/POD59UUCJS0O”>Click Here To Load This Formexperts.com Form</a> The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited […]

Keynote address on release of South Africa Energy Storage Techno-Economic Study

  A study sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, programme director, I would like to welcome you to the IDC, and I am very honoured to stand in front of you this morning as we launch one of our greatest milestones. The global energy generation landscape […]

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