Posts tagged as electricity

Nedbank withdraws funding for new coal IPPs

. Nedbank lived up to its slogan as the “green” bank in a decision to  withdraw its funding of two proposed new coal-fired power stations in South Africa, Thabametsi and Khanyisa. This decision fits with the banking group’s commitment to “green” funding, responsible lending and supporting sustainability initiatives. The bank says its initial proposal for […]

Work on UK nuclear project suspended

Hitachi has announced its intention of pulling away from two large nuclear projects in the UK due to failed financial negotiations. The company’s Wylfa Newydd and Oldbury-On-Severn projects, which were expected to be the future home of new advanced boiling water reactors, which were approved by Britain’s nuclear power regulator in December 2017, will now […]

Quo vadis Eskom?

The South African economy relies on the availability of a reliable, affordable and adequate supply of electricity. Economic growth is thus dependent upon the success of Eskom as its prime supplier of electricity. The power utility’s leaders are working to improve its performance, but are they moving the utility in the right direction? In a […]

The use of robots in the maintenance of overhead lines

Strategic assets, such as electricity transmission grids, must be operated in a safe, predictable and reliable way. To do so, best practices in the operation and maintenance of transmission networks must evolve to respond to the changing context of pressured grid operators: operation and maintenance standards, laws and regulations, increasing loads, commercial exchanges, etc. This […]

Floating power barge offers quick reliable electricity

Wärtsilä has combined two of its strengths, viz. power generation and marine technology, to create an integrated solution in the form of power barges. These barges can be easily relocated where needed and are therefore an ideal solution for power production on an interim basis as they can be connected to the grid to alleviate […]

Foreign loan for infrastructure upgrade

Eskom and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a R1,5-billion loan agreement to support the electricity utility’s investments in extending and strengthening its power transmission grid along the west coast of South Africa. This loan constitutes the first tranche of a R6,5-billion multi-tranche loan facility signed between the two institutions in March 2017. The […]