Posts tagged as energy

Clash of the titans as power companies pursue dominance in energy sector: Alstom, GE, Siemens, ABB…

  Alstom, the French power and transport company involved in two large South African projects, is the subject of rival take over bids by industrial giants Siemens and GE, both of which have made massive offers for the firm’s power business. ABB is said to be watching developments closely. Alstom’s power division is heavily involved […]

Power developments in Africa, April 2014

  US$300-billion energy investment needed in Africa For Africans to achieve significant access to electricity by 2030, US$300-billion must be invested in the sector, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). Andrew Alli, CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation announced its commitment to be part of US President Barrack Obama’s initiative to finance power projects across […]

SA nuclear industry sharply criticizes the IRP 2010-2030 Update Report 2013

  A comprehensive review commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) is sharply critical of the draft Update Report 2013 of the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) 2010-2030 recently issued for comment by the South African Department of Energy (DoE).   The draft IRP 2010-2030  Update Report 2013 has not yet […]

Highlights from the Africa Energy Indaba

  Compiled by Roger Lilley, editor The 6th Africa Energy Indaba, which was adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as its African regional event, presented by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and supported by the African Union (AU) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, drew over 400 delegates from Africa and […]

Video: The state of energy in Africa

Following the recent IMF Annual Meeting, CNBC Africa hosted a special panel discussion and debate at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg to discuss South Africa’s role in the global energy market. The discussion focused on the state of energy in Africa and how the business sector is addressing these challenges and the implications of […]

Energy efficiency tax incentives – some practical issues and concerns

  Regulation 12L was promulgated in December 2013 and is currently “open for business”. Let’s look at the facts and what this could mean to your company. The announcement of 12L caused quite a stir in the industry with Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and end-users alike, who have been awaiting the promulgation of regulation 12L […]