Posts tagged as Power

Calling out the wolf in sheep’s clothing

  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), a non-profit civil action organisation, has studied the recent interview of Eskom’s David Nicholls by Chris Yelland of EE Publishers and offers the following response. Eskom’s commences its inquiry by assuming we can only build traditional “baseload power”. It then shoots down the gas option as “will cost […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  Energy storage is a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of local generation and a clean, resilient energy supply. The technology continues to prove its value to grid operators around the world who must manage the variable generation of solar and wind energy. However, the development […]

Generator service company extends product offering

  Irish company Sentinel Fuel Products signed a master distribution contract with Sub Sahara Power Distributors (SSPD) in Johannesburg, recently. SSPD will distribute Oilguard9000 and provide front-line support for the product across southern Africa. The company, which has ten years of experience in the generator business, expects this product to strengthen its current product range […]

The German nuclear programme of World War Two (Part 3)

  Nuclear power, which may be the cleanest and cheapest technology for the generation of large amounts of reliable electricity to meet the base load requirements of mines and other energy intensive industries, has an interesting history which dates back over 70 years. The first part of this article discusses the history of the discovery […]

Cost of new power generation in South Africa

  The Energy Centre of the CSIR has moved to provide updated and consistent information on the cost of new power from wind, solar PV, baseload coal IPP, baseload Eskom coal, and nuclear power generation technologies in South Africa. In a presentation dated 14 October 2016, the head of CSIR’s Energy Centre, Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, […]

One day seminar: Alternative insulating fluids for transformers

  Eskom will be hosting a one day seminar “Alternative insulating fluids for application in transformers” at the John Maree Auditorium at Eskom College in Midrand on 29 September 2016. The IDC will be in attendance as well as a number of Governmental departments. The objective is to introduce these fluids to the market in […]