Renewables O&M, asset management and energy storage market outlook 

In recent years the renewable energy industry in the US has gone from being a bit player to a rising star in electricity generation. At a time when many conventional forms of generation, including coal and nuclear, are finding it increasingly hard to attract investment, wind and solar are seen as safe bets by financiers. […]

Necsa board, chairman and CEO on the ropes…

Independent reports are being received by EE Publishers that energy minister Jeff Radebe has requested the Necsa board to provide reasons why it should not be removed, and that issues relating the Necsa chairman are central to this matter. It appears that the issues raised by the minister with the board concern matters of governance, […]

Eskom is unsustainable in its present form

Eskom’s road to sustainability will be long, hard and painful. The power utility is facing severe challenges financially and operationally. The risk of load shedding in the coming months remains fairly high; the cost of keeping the lights on will further impact financial performance; and tough decisions are necessary to achieve full recovery. That’s the […]

Is renewable energy really the future? Industry bodies say it is

In a presentation to the Regenesys Business School in Johannesburg recently, Busi Nxumalo, the vice chair of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), said that renewable energy is a key element in South Africa’s economic growth plan. Renewable energy has been included in the Department of Energy’s integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity from […]

South African nuclear radio-isotope production facility back in business, but…

. The Necsa NTP production facility at Pelindaba, which produces medical nuclear radio-isotopes and associated products and services, is back in partial operation after approval to restart was given by South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR). The facility is the main supplier of medical nuclear radio-isotopes such as Molybdenum-99 in Africa, and one of only […]

Light at the end of the tunnel? Eskom reveals recovery plan

Eskom’s new chief executive officer, Phakamani Hadebe, says the board has approved a turnaround strategy which will address the power utility’s major difficulties. The institution has compiled a 9-point recovery plan which is designed to overcome problems in its generation division and enable the power utility to meet its obligations to provide a reliable supply […]

Call for papers: Cigré regional conference 2019

Cigré has announced that its nineth Southern African regional conference, with the theme “Sustainable Integration of Distributed Energy Resources for Power System Development”, will be held from 1 to 4 October 2019 at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. A call has gone out for papers related to the application of […]