Posts tagged as generation

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 […]

2015: New era or dark future?

  Without getting into any arguments about how the start and finish of decades are calculated, I will state that we are now just past the halfway mark of the 2010s decade. 2015 seems to be a good target year for achieving goals by many programmes, in fact the whole decade seems to have been […]

Recommendations to address the generation capacity “crisis” in SA

  The 2014 electricity blackouts in have brought into stark relief the failure by government, the Department of Energy, the Department of Public Enterprises, Eskom and municipalities to provide an adequate and sustainable electricity supply to meet the growing needs of the country, the economy and its people. The 1998 Government White Paper on Energy […]