Posts tagged as generation

Overcoming the complexities of industrial gas turbine rotor repair

The power generation industry is under constant pressure to meet fluctuating energy requirements due to variable renewable energy demands. Because of this, combined cycle plants are growing in size and number and have become the primary source for stable power production. Industrial gas turbines operating in these environments require periodic repairs, a task that calls […]

Ten-year hybrid power deal signed

  Aggreko has signed a 10-year deal to provide solar-diesel hybrid power to Nevsun in Eritrea. The company will supply 22 MW of diesel and 7,5 MW of solar-generated power for the company’s copper and zinc operations. The company’s solar-diesel hybrid power package is said to combine cost-effectiveness and green renewable energy with the reliability of […]

Cloud-based monitoring system for standby generators

  Companies usually expect their standby generators to offer an uninterruptible supply of electricity. However, some generators are not inspected regularly or protected securely. This results in the generator not being able to supply electricity when needed. Cummins has launched a cloud-based remote monitor for use with its range of standby generators. The PC550 monitors […]

Electricity generation in SA: is the rebound sufficient?

  Compared to December 2015, electricity generation in November 2016 is on the rebound. However, it is still a far cry from the peak of early 2011. According to a new report from Stats SA, electricity generation peaked at just over 22 000 GWh in early 2011 and suffered a continual decline reaching a low point of […]

Cost of new power generation in South Africa

  The Energy Centre of the CSIR has moved to provide updated and consistent information on the cost of new power from wind, solar PV, baseload coal IPP, baseload Eskom coal, and nuclear power generation technologies in South Africa. In a presentation dated 14 October 2016, the head of CSIR’s Energy Centre, Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, […]

Successful coal-based IPP bidders announced

  Tina Joematt-Pettersson, the minister of energy, has announced the successful bidders for the first coal-based independent power producer (IPP) programme. Coal is South Africa’s dominant energy source which provides 77% of the country’s energy needs. Environmental considerations and the increasing prevalence of extreme climate events compel the South African government to progressively reduce its […]