Future trends and the way forward for women in the African energy sector

The fourth annual Women in Energy Conference, which is to be held as a side event of the African Energy Indaba (AEI) on 19 February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, is designed to aid an increase in leadership and the development of women involved in the African energy space. This one-day forum will provide a […]

Thabametsi coal plant given go ahead despite staggering climate impacts

On 30 January 2018, Edna Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, issued a long-awaited decision in relation to the environmental authorisation for the Thabametsi coal-fired power station. The Minister has decided that – despite the undisputed evidence of the significant climate impacts of the power station, and a landmark judgment of the High Court last year, […]

Minister of Public Enterprises gives Eskom green light to sign PPAs

SAWEA has responded to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, giving Eskom the green light to sign the outstanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable power producers. The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is relieved that the 27 renewable energy projects, which include wind, solar PV and CSP should soon be able to […]

Ten key takeaways from Eskom’s 2017/18 interim financial results

A refreshing honesty and frankness in dealing with the critical issues facing the utility was revealed by new Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza and acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe at the long awaited and delayed Eskom interim financial results presentation for the six-month period ending 30 September 2017. New Eskom chairman, Jabu Mabuza Eskom’s interim financials revealed […]

Innovation and blockchain tech high on the agenda at the tenth Africa Energy Indaba

Leading figures within the African energy scene will convene at the tenth Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual African regional meeting, to discuss the importance of innovation and regional integration at a time when the energy sector is undergoing a major transition. The World Energy Council will host a high-level energy leaders’ dialogue […]

Process and timelines for Eskom’s RCA applications

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has published Eskom’s third multi-year determination (MYPD3) Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications for year 2 (2014/15), year 3 (2015/16) and year 4 (2016/17) totaling R66,6-billion, for public comment. The Regulator will assess Eskom’s RCA applications following due regulatory processes. The indicative timeline for the decision-making process is provided […]

SAUPEC2018: The sky’s the limit for power engineers

The 26th South African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) was hosted by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The event provided a forum for post-graduate students and faculty from the region to present their research work […]