Posts tagged as RE

The gas turbines/battery hybrid: Ideal partner for wind and solar

The increasing amount of renewable energy in networks has led to challenging situations which require flexible balancing generation plant that can respond rapidly to changes in generation and demand. Open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) have been used successfully in this function, but the growth of renewable energy (RE) in some networks has outstripped the ability of […]

SA mines must decarbonise, decentralise and digitise

South African mines must adopt and invest in renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures as part of their sustainability measures. This will require a programme of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, speaking to the Energy and Mining Sectors session at the recent Investing in Mining Indaba, held at Cape Town’s […]

Call for papers for Energize RE, March 2016

  This is a CALL FOR PAPERS in Energize RE, the Renewable Energy supplement of the March 2016 edition of Energize magazine. Papers of approximately 2000 to 3000 words should be submitted in editable MS Word format. Papers should be generic in nature, and should not have an overtly self-serving or commercial content. Preference is given to original papers or papers that have not been published […]

Certified renewable energy training course

  The Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP) is an international qualification which is obtained by attending four days of intensive training followed by a voluntary four hour examination on the last day to evaluate and certify a delegate’s knowledge of renewable energy to be of the highest standard. REP carries four CPD credits with ECSA […]

Renewable power generation leads to coal power stations closing

  The ongoing expansion of renewable energy is increasingly leading to reductions in the utilisation of conventional power plants. German power plant operator RWE Generation plans to shut down most of  its coal-fired power plants by 2017. Wholesale prices for electricity have been in freefall for some time, and are now at only around 3,5 Euro cent per […]