SAIEE appoints new CEO: Mr Sicelo Xulu

. The SAIEE has appointed Sicelo Xulu as its new CEO taking over the reins form Stan Bridgens who has held this position for more than 12 years. The SAIEE is grateful for the great work that Stan has done in the time that he led the Institute. Sicelo Xulu is a Fellow of the […]

Correction issued regarding Eskom’s RCA recovery

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has published its Reasons for Decision (RfD) documents on Eskom’s regulatory clearing account (RCA) applications for Year 2 (2014/15), Year 3 (2015/16) and Year 4 (2016/17) of the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3). On 14 June 2018, the regulator approved a total RCA balance of R32,69-billion for […]

Hospitality group sets the standard for sustainability

A major sustainable milestone for Kenya’s tourism industry has recently been achieved, putting Serena Hotels at the forefront of Kenya’s most sought-after lodges and resorts which offer an eco-experience with the aid of solar PV. Not one, but four solar PV projects have been deployed for the Serena Hotels’ Lodges. Key players which brought the […]

Radebe replaces Necsa board over ‘defiance’ and ‘ineptitude’

. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said that the replacement or the chairman Dr Kelvin Kemm and complete board of the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) was warranted given its failures to exercise its fiduciary duties. The minister was speaking at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday 7 december 2018. Necsa conducts research and development […]

Black company makes renewable energy history

A 100% black-owned company has made history in the highly competitive South African renewable energy industry by pioneering and leading the development of a large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) station that is now supplying electricity to Eskom’s severely constrained national grid. The R11-billion, 100 MW Ilanga CSP1 power station is the first of 92 large-scale […]

SABS awarded 20-year commendation

Three of the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) testing laboratories have been awarded commendations by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) for maintaining continuous accreditation status during the last 20 years. Johan Louw, the executive responsible for the Laboratory Services Division at SABS, says SANAS, the national accreditation body which, by law, gives formal […]

Load shedding: Minister cracks the whip

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday announced immediate plans to put an end to the load shedding that has been a daily occurrence countrywide since 29 November and threatens to gobble up any green shoots of economic growth. Gordhan had called the Eskom leadership back from an investor roadshow to its Megawatt Park headquarters […]

Carbon emissions set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) carbon emissions from advanced economies set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years, reversing a declining trend. The organisation reports that the world’s advanced economies will see an uptick in their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions this year, bucking a five year-long decline. Based on the latest […]