Posts tagged as generation

Development of a high efficiency and flexible gas turbine

  The development of gas turbines, which Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has continued to pursue, contributes to society in terms of global environmental conservation and a stable energy supply. The company leverages its gas turbine operation experience and takes advantage of its advanced technologies research on “Component technology development for 1700°C class ultra-high-temperature gas […]

Power ships: a real solution to South Africa’s short-term energy needs

  A set of cost-effective privately owned and operated floating power stations, moored at a number of South African harbours, would provide much needed electricity to the country and would remove the need for most of the loadshedding currently being experienced. These floating power stations are known as power ships (Fig. 1).     Having […]

What is the real cost of new build?

  Although new build projects are coming on line this year, attention needs to be given to projects which need to be initiated in the near future, and decisions taken on the mix of new build. One of the issues clouding decisions on this issue is the cost of various options. This article takes a […]

Energize Inbox, April 2015

  re: Eskom must shed 1081 white engineers Sir The media recently reported that Eskom’s CEO said that the utility must shed 1081 white engineers in order to correct the demographics of the organisation. Although Eskom has backpedalled on these reports, following a statement by the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, it is clear that someone […]

Intelligent “multi-tasking” standby generators ordered

  Atlas Plant Hire (APH) recently ordered two QAS 500 kVA Prime 400 V 50 Hz diesel-driven generators from Atlas Copco to provide critical standby power for various mining applications. The QAS on-site generators are intelligent “multi-taskers” that efficiently deliver power to operate a wide range of electrical equipment in a variety of applications. Their rugged design ensures […]

Mozambique generates extra power

  Aggreko, in partnership with Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the state power utility has commissioned 11 MW of generation capacity in the port city of Nacala, northern Mozambique. This facility will be further increased by 7 MW in the coming weeks, bringing the total capacity of the plant to 18 MW. With consistent annual GDP growth […]

Renewables provide over 16% of US electricity

  The total renewable energy sources now account for 16,6% of the entire installed operating generating capacity in the US. Out of this, water constitutes 8,4%, wind 5,5%, biomass 1,38%, solar 0,96% and geothermal steam 0,33%. Renewable energy capacity now records a higher production rate than that of nuclear (9,14%) and oil (3,94%) combined. Renewable […]