New Eskom board reveal marred by more Gupta questions

  Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Friday, 23 June 2017, reappointed four Eskom directors who, exactly a week ago, she said she wanted to get rid of. The four directors retained at Eskom’s annual general meeting on Friday are joined by four new nonexecutives and new acting CEO Johnny Dladla, and include chief financial […]

Producing industrial hydrogen from renewable energy

  Producing hydrogen requires a large amount of energy which is usually generated from carbon-emitting technologies such as coal-fired power stations. This article proposes a return to the way hydrogen used to be produced – by electrolysis of water, powered by renewable energy sources. Over 60-million tonnes of hydrogen is produced every year for a […]

Eskom board appoints acting CEO

  Eskom has announced the appointment of Johnny Dladla as Acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect. Dladla has 22 years of experience within the power utility,  including five years as CEO of Eskom Enterprises and its subsidiaries. Dladla, a Chartered Marketer, has studied across a range of critical fields including finance and accounting at Harvard Business School, […]

Maintaining stability in an unstable economy

  During a recent visit from France, Schneider Electric’s vice president of international operations, Luc Rémont, held a briefing on the company’s outlook regarding the African energy market during unstable times. While South Africa’s recent downgrade in investment grade is cause for concern, Rémont said that this is a reality of operating in developing nations. […]

AMEU Convention 2017 announced

  The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality will host the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities’ (AMEU’s) 66th annual convention at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth from 8 to 11 October 2017. Theme The theme of this year’s convention is “Technical solutions for our changing business model”. Sub-themes include: Small scale embedded generation (SSEG) Energy […]

Wind turbine technicians graduate

  Speaking at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre’s (SARETEC) Wind Turbine Service Technician graduation ceremony, which took place on Global Wind Day, 15 June 2017, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA’s) CEO, Brenda Martin, addressed graduates and affirmed the relevance of youth development in the future of the Wind energy sector and […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

Book launch: Innovation and disruption at the grid’s edge

  Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi’s new book, “Innovation and disruption at the grid’s edge” examines the implications of distributed energy resources and the rise of prosumers on the incumbents’ business models, as well as the challenges regulators will have to face as they manage a level playing field for newcomers and existing players, in the light […]

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