Too late for gas to save a looming power deficit?

It is already too late to hope that the introduction of gas generation in the new energy mix would contribute to avoiding the projected power deficit from about 2023, according to panelists at a recent gas forum. The consensus was that to implement such a project would require at least six years, if everything was […]

ISO appoints first African president at ISO Week in Cape Town

The first African president of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Edward Njoroge, was appointed at the recent ISO week in Cape Town. Njoroge is the former CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). He will take office on 1 January 2020. The event was hosted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) at the […]

Picture Gallery 2: Nedbank/ EE Publishers seminar on Gas sector in SA

The 3rd Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar explored how to facilitate and establish a viable gas energy sector in South Africa from existing and emerging local and international resources in a way that can benefit the local economy and create jobs in South Africa in a sustainable way. Mr Thabang Chiloane, divisional executive for Nedbank […]

South African coal faces bleak outlook

South Africa’s coal mining industry is on the brink of permanent decline as the country’s main export markets prepare to reduce reliance on imports and global divestment from fossil fuels increases at an exponential rate. Eskom and Sasol, which together take nearly two thirds of the 250-million t of coal produced by South African mines […]

South African coal exports outlook: Approaching long-term decline

. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a respected international energy think-tank, published an important new report on 16 September 2019 on the future outlook for South African coal exports, which points to an industry in long-term decline with significant risks ahead. The Executive Summary of the IEEFA report is provided below […]

Data helps governments, entrepreneurs expand access to clean electricity in East Africa

Nearly 840-million people worldwide do not have access to electricity and most of them reside in sub-Saharan Africa. In East Africa the numbers are staggering: Nearly 13-million people in Kenya (25%), 38-million people in Tanzania (68%) and 31-million people in Uganda (78%) lack access to electricity. Using data to link growing electricity demand with clean […]

Without ongoing financial support from government, Eskom will collapse

Eskom’s chairperson and acting CEO, Jabu Mabuza, says that the power utility is no longer able to borrow money from financial institutions – because it is struggling to meet the commitments on its massive existing debt – and that its only short-term option is to turn to the shareholder (i.e. the South African government) for […]