Appointment of acting electricity regulator questioned as legal challenges mount

. Ms Nomfundo Maseti has been re-appointed acting electricity regulator board member at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) with effect from 1 March 2019, after her previous term as acting electricity regulator board member expired on 28 February 2019. This is the second 12-month term by Maseti as acting electricity regulator at […]

So where is the money from China? Still coming says the DPE…

Despite assurances by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni that a R7-billion tranche of the R35-billion government guaranteed loan from the China Development Bank (CDB) to Eskom (that was due end March 2019) would be drawn on in the course of April 2019, the funds have still not been received. However, a statement issued by the Department […]

World-class training for data centre designers

MTW training centre hosted an Accredited Tier Designers (ATDs) training course recently. The course provides instruction to engineers, design professionals, design-build teams, project managers and project owners on the practical application of Tiers, including common issues and misconceptions. EE Publishers spoke to Isaac Borras Alcaraz, the course leader who was visiting South Africa from Uptime […]

The critical role of buildings in the green energy transition

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report which explores the critical role buildings can play in meeting climate change ambitions, using a portfolio of clean energy solutions that exist today. This is the executive summary of that report. The global energy sector is not on track for a low-carbon transition. The world’s energy […]

Decline in storage costs “staggering”

If the most recent numbers are to be believed, gas-fired peakers will increasingly be challenged by battery storage devices. Although it should come as no surprise to anyone following developments in the solar and energy storage technologies, it does.  The latest technology cost analysis released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that battery storage […]

AMEU president’s legacy awards programme 2019: Call for participation

The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) has introduced a new awards programme called the “Legacy Awards programme”. This was announced by Moferefere Tshabalala, the previous AMEU president in his speech at last year’s AMEU Convention in Pretoria. The AMEU invites readers to submit their application(s) for participation by 15 June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will […]

Standard Bank withdraws funding of new coal IPP projects in SA

. Further to information received from reliable sources last year, and published by EE Publishers in an article in September 2018, Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed to EE Publishers in writing that “as things stand presently, Standard Bank is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa [new coal IPP] projects”. […]