Institute invites scholarship applications for 2015

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), in cooperation with Energy Combustion Services Technology Solutions Development (ECS), award one scholarship of R20 000 to a student with a good academic record in previous years of study. The scholarship is awarded in support of the transformation of the energy sector. Students who fit the following […]

Nike Soweto Marathon winners off to Paris

  In addition to the R100 000 cash prize for the winning male and female in the 42,2 km open category of the annual Nike Soweto Marathon, energy management company Schneider Electric will fly the winners to Paris, France, to compete in the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon with its approximately 50 000 participants and unprecedented […]

Renewable power generation leads to coal power stations closing

  The ongoing expansion of renewable energy is increasingly leading to reductions in the utilisation of conventional power plants. German power plant operator RWE Generation plans to shut down most of  its coal-fired power plants by 2017. Wholesale prices for electricity have been in freefall for some time, and are now at only around 3,5 Euro cent per […]

Ingula pumped storage scheme progressing well

  The multi-billion rand Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has, like many around the world of this magnitude and complexity, suffered delays – not least the site closure ordered by the Department of Labour after last year’s tragic accident which claimed the lives of six construction workers. However progress has been made since the incident in October last year […]

African oil and gas: On the brink of a boom

  Chris Bredenhann, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC’s) Africa oil and gas advisory leader, presented an overview of PwC’s recent survey of the African oil and gas industries to about 200 delegates at the SANEA lecture on 12 August 2014. The presentation consisted of a summary of PwC’s report “African oil and gas: On the brink of a […]