Call for papers: PowerGen Africa 2016 conference

The call for papers for PowerGen Africa 2016 is now open. Abstract submission deadline is 6 January 2016. The organisers of this conference extends an invitation to readers of Energize to submit an abstract for PowerGen Africa 2016 and share their knowledge, experience and ideas with technical and strategic decision-makers and strategists. This leading conference […]

Eltrop lecture series: Modern technologies and pathways for the energetic use of biomass

  Dr. Ludger Eltrop, head of the systems analysis and renewable energies department at the University of Stuttgart and visiting professor at University of Johannesburg, will deliver a lecture series and summer school on bioenergy for energy researchers, students and interested stakeholders from 21 to 23 September 2015 at the Bellville Campus of the Cape Peninsula […]

Successful indaba puts SA’s geomatics sector in the spotlight

  Almost 800 representatives from the South African geospatial industry gathered at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni to hear the latest geomatics news and research, and to view cutting-edge surveying, mapping and GIS technologies at Geomatics Indaba 2015. The three-day event, which took place from 11 to 13 August 2015, featured three top international keynote speakers […]

Eskom bullish about the future despite a fall in earnings and profit

  Eskom has reported a R3,6-billion net profit for the year ending 31 March 2015. The power utility’s net profit in the previous year (1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014) was R7,1-billion. Speaking at the company’s integrated results meeting on 11 August 2015, Brian Molefe, the utility’s acting chief executive, said that he was […]

Invitation to attend the 2015 energy awards banquet

  The 2015 SANEA/SANEDI energy awards banquet and ceremony will take place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 17 September 2015. Brian Statham, chair of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA), says that since South Africans love a good party now is the time to celebrate; a time to join forces in singing […]

Developments in independent power generation

  With the opening up of the power generating economy to IPPs a number of new developments are underway in the 100 MW upwards range.  Of concern to some operators is the need to establish which technologies will be the most effective for the coals unique to Southern Africa. It is vital that all coal-fired […]

Transnet’s CFO to tackle Eskom’s financial woes

  Transnet and Eskom have agreed to second Anoj Singh, Transnet’s group chief financial officer (CFO), as acting CFO to Eskom for a period of six months effective from 1 August 2015. Singh will be responsible for driving all aspects of the company’s finance strategy, including the R250-billion funding plan. At Eskom, he will be […]

Russia and South Africa set to cooperate in nuclear power

  Rosatom, the Russian state owned nuclear company, and the South African department of energy (DoE) have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) pertaining to nuclear cooperation. The first MoU deals with the training of personnel for the South African nuclear power industry and the second MoU is on enhancing of public awareness of nuclear energy in South […]

Women in electricity conference

  The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) is proud to be launching Women in Electricity, a new initiative aimed at women to become a critical mass in the electricity generation and distribution sector. The launch is set to take place on 3 August 2015 at the ICC in Durban and is absolutely free. This […]