Posts tagged as energy

Renewable energy: Friend or foe?

The new minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, says that outstanding power-producers’ agreements (PPAs) with independent power producers (IPPs) will be signed on 13 March 2018. But while the renewable energy industry celebrates the minister’s promise, the voices of those opposed to this technology are growing louder, and in some cases more aggressive. The PPAs the […]

An overview of the South African energy sector

The following article is compiled from a speech Chris Yelland, the MD of EE Publishers, gave to the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) SDA Workshop recently. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is meant to provide some direction for the energy sector to financiers, industrialists, manufacturers and suppliers regarding the way ahead up to 2020. […]

Wind industry anticipates the signing of outstanding PPAs

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has issued a statement in response to President Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle this week, which ushered Cabinet veteran Minister Jeff Radebe into the energy portfolio with immediate effect. The association welcomes the appointment of three key ministers who are directly concerned with achieving South Africa’s energy security, regaining investor confidence […]

Blockchain’s role in an energy revolution

The international energy industry is about to go through another major revolution. Blockchain will change the way energy systems operate, offering new ways for private financiers to invest in distributed energy generation with a low-cost, secure payment mechanism. Speaking at the recent South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) Energy Rendezvous event, PwC’s Paul Mitchell said […]

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 […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]

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 […]

First locally-made biogas generator delivered

Sustain Power delivered the first locally manufactured biogas combined heat and power (CHP) generator to Ibert, a local biogas company, for use at an abattoir near Pretoria recently. Manufactured with the assistance of Unique Hydra in Cape Town, the 220 kW CHP generator is a waste-to-energy converter, fueled by organic waste such as agricultural waste, […]

Energy council offers young innovators opportunities

The energy world is undergoing a grand transition driven by a combination of factors. Christophe Frei, the secretary general and CEO of the World Energy Council, says the fast-paced development of new technologies, together with an unstoppable digital revolution combined with global environmental challenges, present innovation opportunities for companies and start-ups all over the world. […]