Domestic gas holds potential for Mozambique

  Mozambique liquefied natural gas, (LNG) stands to transform the country and entrench it as a leading player in the global LNG industry. Developing these reserves and scaling up the currently planned LNG facility to its potentially multi-train capacity, will establish Mozambique as one of the largest exporters of LNG, a commodity of increasing global […]

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom – that is the question…

  In the first two weeks since his appointment, some questionable public statements made by Eskom’s new acting CEO, Mr. Brian Molefe, make one wonder whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team. The minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Lynne Brown, seems to have had similar problems. After a presentation to the Public […]

The road ahead: gaining momentum from energy transformation

  Energy transformation is being driven by five global megatrends interacting with and amplified by a set of shifts taking place within the power sector. These five megatrends – technological breakthroughs; climate change and resource scarcity; demographic and social change; a shift in global economic power and rapid urbanisation – are challenges for all businesses. […]

What is the real cost of new build?

  Although new build projects are coming on line this year, attention needs to be given to projects which need to be initiated in the near future, and decisions taken on the mix of new build. One of the issues clouding decisions on this issue is the cost of various options. This article takes a […]

The Jacob Marley column: A very ingenious plan

Sir My spirits were lifted recently when acquaintances of mine told me about a Very Ingenious Plan (VIP) to reform the electricity supply industry in this country. My acquaintances are not at liberty to divulge their sources, of course, but they claim they are impeccable. Indeed, they say, the evidence for the success of the […]

Energy professionals present conference outcomes to War Room

  The 2nd Electricity Conference of the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) was held was held on 25 March 2015, and was attended by 60 delegates, mainly from industry and the electricity sector. The conference was entitled: “Electricity, the Economy, War Rooms – is there hope at last?” Presenters at the conference included: Dr. Steve Lennon, […]

The first rule of waste to energy: Is it feasible?

  South Africa’s power supply is taking strain and with the country’s grid nearing peak demand, an intervention is needed. To this end, several alternatives are being explored but there is a growing need for more sustainable methods of power generation and demand side management.  According to the National Waste Information Baseline Report, of the […]