Posts tagged as energy

A new Africa energy world: a more positive power utilities outlook

Africa faces a huge electricity demand challenge. Existing infrastructure is insufficient to meet current requirements, let alone the growth of the coming decades. Installed power capacity is expected to rise from 2012’s 90 GW to 380 GW in 2040 in sub-Saharan Africa. Nonetheless millions of Africans remain without access to electricity. Fortunately, difficulties such as […]

Energy efficiency in HVAC industrial applications

  Several industrial HVAC requirements differ from commercial building requirements and are not often considered in terms of energy efficiency. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is a major energy consumer  in commercial buildings and energy efficiency measures have been developed in this field. Industrial premises have special requirements which are more complex than commercial […]

Which energy sources for SA? Nuclear, renewables, coal…

  As an energy manager, an energy measurement and verification professional I have been involved in the energy field for more than 20 years. I am therefore very conscious of the need for energy efficiency, and to limit the impact on the environment. I am however not an expert in any specific field regarding the […]

Tidal energy scheme for Bristol channel

  Kepler Energy is planning a 30 MW tidal energy fence which will be located in the Bristol channel. The tidal energy technology, similar to a water mill and which will use the very latest carbon composite technology, has been developed by Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science for deployment in shallower, lower velocity tidal waters. […]

From fragile to agile – an Africa oil and gas review

  Africa’s share of global oil production has dropped marginally since last year, moving from 10,1% to 9,6% of the world’s total. Untapped proven oil reserves on the continent are estimated to be around 8% of the global total, which is nearly the same as the previous year, and these reserves are projected to increase […]

Renewable energy platform for South Africa

  The International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), a global platform for the advancement of renewable energy, is coming to South Africa. Hosted by the Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), the South African International Renewable Energy […]

Energy data management innovator to open South African office

  Delta Energy and Communications, an innovator in the management of energy-related data, will open an office in Cape Town in the next eight weeks. Scott Foster, the company’s founder and CEO, says that from this office, his company will offer valuable solutions to the continent and assist in extending reliable electrical supply to the […]