Posts tagged as Power

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, […]

One day seminar: Alternative insulating fluids for transformers

  Eskom will be hosting a one day seminar “Alternative insulating fluids for application in transformers” at the John Maree Auditorium at Eskom College in Midrand on 29 September 2016. The IDC will be in attendance as well as a number of Governmental departments. The objective is to introduce these fluids to the market in […]

Managing power regulation and reform in Africa

  The University of Cape Town’s graduate school of business (GSB) offers a course on power sector reform each October. The course seeks to answer the question “How do we reform the power sector and deliver sustainable, affordable services to everyone, while still accelerating economic growth?” Prof. Anton Eberhard, the programme director for GSB’s “Managing power […]

Energize Inbox, August 2016

Our winning letter re: Renewable energy is an uneconomical source of energy Sir I think the CEO of Eskom has accurately described the renewable situation. Certain renewables, primarily wind and solar  are in reality uneconomic as major baseload power suitable for industry and the all-important manufacturing and mining industries. In essence they are a failed […]

First power from Rosatom’s VVER-1200 Generation III+ nuclear reactor

  Latest news is that Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear agency, has produced first power from its newest and most powerful nuclear reactor at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia. At 03h35 (MSK) on 5 August 2016, Unit 6 at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant was successfully connected to the national grid, and produced […]

The cost of electricity from a new-nuclear build in SA under various assumptions

  Following an analysis of the cost of electricity from Eskom’s new-coal build programme in South Africa (Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power plants), several requests have been received for a similar analysis to establish the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from the proposed 9,6 GW new-nuclear build programme in South Africa under various assumptions. This […]