Posts tagged as Power

Interruption of power to municipalities suspended

  Eskom has suspended the planned interruption of bulk power supply to Msukaligwa and eMalahleni local municipalities after reaching agreements for the settlements of their arrears debt. Msukaligwa has provided the required council resolution to support the agreement and the resolution from eMalahleni is expected shortly. The power utility says it will continue to work […]

Calling out the wolf in sheep’s clothing

  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), a non-profit civil action organisation, has studied the recent interview of Eskom’s David Nicholls by Chris Yelland of EE Publishers and offers the following response. Eskom’s commences its inquiry by assuming we can only build traditional “baseload power”. It then shoots down the gas option as “will cost […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  Energy storage is a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of local generation and a clean, resilient energy supply. The technology continues to prove its value to grid operators around the world who must manage the variable generation of solar and wind energy. However, the development […]

Generator service company extends product offering

  Irish company Sentinel Fuel Products signed a master distribution contract with Sub Sahara Power Distributors (SSPD) in Johannesburg, recently. SSPD will distribute Oilguard9000 and provide front-line support for the product across southern Africa. The company, which has ten years of experience in the generator business, expects this product to strengthen its current product range […]

The German nuclear programme of World War Two (Part 3)

  Nuclear power, which may be the cleanest and cheapest technology for the generation of large amounts of reliable electricity to meet the base load requirements of mines and other energy intensive industries, has an interesting history which dates back over 70 years. The first part of this article discusses the history of the discovery […]

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, […]