Central energy fund board, including acting CEO and CFO, suspended

  Mmamoloko Kubayi, the minister of energy, has suspended the Central Energy Fund (CEF) board, including its acting chief executive, chief financial officer and company secretary. Fin24 was tipped off about the suspension by a source on Monday. CEF spokesperson Jacky Mashapu declined to comment, pointing journalists to their shareholder, Kubayi. Her spokesperson, Nomvula Khalo, […]

How to transform the electricity system

  Speaking at an event hosted by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) recently, Markus Steigenberger, the deputy executive director of Agora Energiewende, said that the transformation of the German electricity system from a dependency of coal and nuclear to renewables has resulted in a significant reduction in harmful emissions and pollutants.     The […]

First energy storage conference announced

  EE Publishers will present the SA Energy Storage 2017 conference and exhibition on 28 and 29 November this year. The event, which will be hosted at Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, will be themed, “Showcasing energy storage technologies and applications as an enabling and disruptive technology”, and will cover policy, regulatory, economic, technology, business and application […]

Energize appointed official journal for SA solar industry

  The South African Solar Voltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has appointed Energize as its official journal. In a letter to the association’s members, Niveshen Govender, SAPVIA’s programme manager, says that Energize provides content which is relevant to SAPVIA and its members, as well as to the renewable energy sector of Southern Africa. The partnership was established to benefit SAPVIA […]

Fun and games on Mandela Day

  EE Publishers celebrated Mandela Day 2017 with 18 children from the Mother of Peace Johannesburg home for children. The children, between the ages of six and eleven years, visited the company’s premises in Muldersdrift and were treated to a day of fun, games, eats, treats and gifts. Lunch was demolished in minutes and soon […]

Hydropower market forecasts regional growth

  The global hydropower market is set to exceed 1300 GW by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Rising electricity demand coupled with increasing investment towards sustainable energy will stimulate the global hydropower market size. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), hydroelectric generation accounts for over 80% of the […]

SANEA thinking energy workshop: grid resilience

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting its Thinking Energy Workshop: Grid Resilience at the Glenhove Conference Centre in Johannesburg on 31 August 2017. This event will provide an opportunity for delegates and experts to share experiences and gain a better understanding of the grid infrastructure in Southern Africa, while providing […]

Solar PV industry association SAPVIA and EE Publishers reach strategic agreement

  The South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and EE Publishers, the region’s leading energy and electricity sector publisher, have reached an agreement for EE Publishers’ Energize magazine to be the official publication and voice for SAPVIA in Southern Africa. In addition, EE Publishers’ Vector magazine, which covers electrical installations and contracting, switchgear and drives, […]

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