Posts tagged as Eskom

Ingula pumped storage scheme progressing well

  The multi-billion rand Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has, like many around the world of this magnitude and complexity, suffered delays – not least the site closure ordered by the Department of Labour after last year’s tragic accident which claimed the lives of six construction workers. However progress has been made since the incident in October last year […]

Energize Inbox, August 2014

  This month’s letters include a response to recent articles regarding electrification in South Africa; a reader’s view regarding the frequency of power failures; and a response to a recent lead editorial comment. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: re: Electrification in South Africa Sir As an interested observer of the development of electricity supply in southern Africa […]

Pumps for new power stations

  Mather and Platt has delivered seven Viking gear pumps to Medupi and Kusile power stations for installation in the fuel, lubrication and used oil storage depots currently under construction. The pumps are believed to be the first of their type ordered for these applications, which are generally serviced by piston pumps. The gear pumps will be […]

The Jacob Marley column: Supercritical

  Sir This topic invites a strange introduction. In October 1901, several daring Boer commandos attacked the rearguard of British Colonel Benson’s column at Bakenlaagte in Mpumalanga. During the ensuing melee, great bravery was demonstrated by both sides. Colonel Benson, a Magersfontein veteran, died the next morning from wounds received on the field of battle. […]

Steep tariff increases stunts economic growth

  South Africans can expect the increase in electricity tariffs next year to be between 10 and 13%. This is the opinion of market and industry research company, Frost and Sullivan, following the National Energy Regulator of SA’s (NERSA’s) recent announcement that it has approved the regulatory clearing account (RCA) for Eskom. This adjustment was given in […]

NERSA decision on the MYPD2 regulatory clearing account assessment

  The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) announced today that it has approved the Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) balance of R7818-million for Eskom. The approved RCA balance is for the second Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD2) control period, 2010 to 2013, and will be implemented in the 2015/16 financial year. On 29 August 2013, Eskom submitted its […]

Technologies for clean coal-power generation

  Coal is going to be an important component of power generation for many years to come. Increasing environmental requirements state that pollution associated with the burning of coal for power generation must be reduced if not eliminated altogether. Technologies for the removal of the harmful by-products associated with the burning of coal have been […]

Cigré Study Committee B1 (Insulated cables)

  Cigré Study Committee (SC) B1 covers all types of AC and DC insulated cable systems for both land and submarine applications, and focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on high voltage and extra high voltage systems. Within this field, the SC covers theory, design, applications, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and diagnostic techniques of insulated […]

Eskom shake-up on the cards…

  Shortly after new minister of public enterprises, Lynne Brown, read Eskom Generation the riot act at the 2014 Eskom financial results presentation on 11 July 2014, there are signs that a significant shake-up is on the cards at Eskom. Mike Rossouw, former general manager engineering at Richards Bay Minerals, group executive strategy and risk […]