Can hybrid nuclear plants offer a solution to today’s nuclear waste?

  The dream of a future generation of reactors which use the spent fuel of today’s reactor fleet to power them has been around for many years. This dream may become a reality with proposed hybrid reactors under development, which have the potential to extract almost 100% of the energy present in nuclear fuel. What […]

Independent power generation in Southern Africa

  Independent power producers (IPPs) are mainly understood to be renewable energy projects and the main programme, the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has focussed on this sector. There are however other IPP programmes, focusing on small coal and gas powered sites, as well as a number of private generation projects. The […]

Utility embedded power generation from water and waste

  Existing infrastructure and service facilities of municipalities and municipal utilities hold a number of hidden energy sources which could be re-used to generate electricity in an embedded configuration for use by the municipality. This article focuses on two potential sources, waste and water. Distributed embedded generation (DEG) is usually taken to mean private generation […]