Posts tagged as coal

Discussing the role of junior miners in the source of coal

  Eskom’s current coal supply strategy is to increase the supply of coal from emerging BBBEE coal miners. But is this possible? According to the South African Coal Roadmap, the development of new mines is fundamental in ensuring existing coal-fired power stations remain in operation. It is anticipated that Eskom will require some additional 4-billion […]

Coal blending and mixing – is that the answer?

  The Fossil Fuel Foundation will be hosting a one-day conference titled “Coal blending and mixing – is that the answer? Preparing coal for the market place when single seam products are insufficient to meet the need; risks – potentials – compatibility” at the Glen Hove Conferencing centre, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, on […]

How will SA’s new nuclear power stations be paid for?

  The South African government has committed itself, by means of its Nuclear Energy Policy and Integrated Resource Plan, to an energy mix consisting of coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind. Yet, if the government is so determined to pursue nuclear power stations, why was no mention of the financing for this included in […]

South African natural gas can match coal for electricity generation

  South African natural gas reserves could provide the country with as much as 15 GW of electricity, says Kishan Pillay, the director for upstream and midstream oil and gas at the Department of Trade and Industry. Speaking at the SANEA Action for Energy event in Sandton on 20 February 2015, Pillay said that natural gas […]

Control systems for coal-fired power plant in Vietnam

  Yokogawa Engineering has received an order for the control systems for the Thai Binh coal-fired thermal power plant in Vietnam. The Thai Binh coal-fired power plant is being built in northern Vietnam by Vietnam Electricity (EVN), a national power company. The plant will have two 300 MW units, giving the plant a total output […]

The potential for IPP coal fired power generation in South Africa

  The DoE has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) and proposals for new generation capacity under the coal base-load IPP procurement programme. The request does not mention plant size but stipulates both pulverised coal and fluidised bed systems. The proposed plant will be of a much smaller scale than the existing mega-projects under construction […]