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Electricity

LKP advances explosion-proof lighting
19th July 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Designed to prevent any internal sparks or heat from igniting the hazardous materials in its surroundings, lighting and energy solutions provider Light Kinetics Projects (LKP) introduced its... 


Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of... 


Eskom makes shock objection to issuance of trading licences
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has lodged a surprise objection to the issuance of licences to private traders in areas where its distribution entity currently holds a licence, arguing that the current rules of the National... 


350Africa! calls for urgent renewable-energy investment and policy support
18th July 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

International environmental movement 350Africa! said on Thursday that for Africa to realise a just transition to renewable energy, significant investment from financial institutions and developed... 


Engie starts construction on 75 MW Grootspruit solar PV plant
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Independent power producer Engie has broken ground on the construction of the 75 MW Grootspruit solar PV power plant, which is being built and will be operated in partnership with Pele Green... 


Necsa welcomes regulatory approval for extending the life of Koeberg’s first nuclear reactor
17th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has welcomed the decision by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) to authorise the extension of the operational life of the first reactor (known... 


Treasury to sign agreements in transport and water sectors aimed at fast-tracking private investment
17th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana reports that the National Treasury is working on signing memoranda of agreement in the transport and water sectors with the goal of fast-tracking private sector... 


Cape Town nets R36m in carbon credit auction
17th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has announced the successful auction of R36-million in carbon credits, generated by reducing gas emissions at city landfill sites via waste-to-energy initiatives.... 


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Coal & Diesel

George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge
16th July 2024

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George has promised “wide consultation” on South Africa’s next nationally determined contribution (NDC) decarbonisation pledge that will be... 


Carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable - Ramaphosa
15th July 2024

The carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes in his latest weekly newsletter, published ahead of his address to a climate finance symposium being... 


Electricity distribution challenges, load reduction make headlines
12th July 2024

Engineering News and Mining Weekly Deputy Editor: Online Marleny Arnoldi discusses the burning issues raised by Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa during his first media... 


Energy Efficiency

Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 


Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
5th July 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to separate the energy portfolio from that of mineral and petroleum resources; what the priorities are for the... 


Cape Town nears completion of prepaid meter upgrade ahead of deadline
25th June 2024

The City of Cape Town is nearing the successful completion of an electricity meter upgrade programme across the city ahead of the December deadline, when the current prepaid electricity metering... 


Gas to Power

Event to highlight key African projects
28th June 2024

The upcoming African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy 2024 conference will focus on critical industry issues and investment opportunities in Africa's energy sector, including discussion... 


Green Connection petitions court to ‘force’ Nersa, DMRE to supply Karpowership information
5th June 2024

Environmental activist nonprofit organisation the Green Connection has taken the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to court... 


Decentral completes installation of gas-powered minigrid for manufacturer in Pretoria
4th June 2024

Distributed energy solutions company Decentral Energy has installed a 1.3 MW stationary gas engine and diesel generator at a fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer’s premises, in Rosslyn,... 


Nuclear

Nuclear industries association welcomes proposed new nuclear build programme
15th July 2024

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) has “warmly” welcomed Energy and Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa‘s “significant” announcement that the country is close to... 


Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
5th July 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to separate the energy portfolio from that of mineral and petroleum resources; what the priorities are for the... 


Guinea signs agreement with Russian group to investigate use of floating nuclear reactors
10th June 2024

The Republic of Guinea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian State-owned nuclear energy and technology group Rosatom to explore the use of sea-based floating nuclear reactors... 


Regulation

South African power auction model may be rolled out across Africa
16th July 2024

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) said it’s seeking to roll out a tendering model across the continent for the supply of power from renewable energy that’s attracted more than... 


Eskom employee, service provider face fraud charges in court
9th July 2024

An employee of State-owned Eskom and a service provider to the utility last week appeared in the Hendrina Magistrate Court, in Mpumalanga, on charges of fraud, with each granted bail of R30 000. It... 


Last year was pivotal for the power sector, Energy Council says
5th July 2024

2023 was a pivotal year for South Africa’s power sector, as unprecedented loadshedding undermined the economy and society, industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa says. “We can... 


Renewable Energy

Economic growth a top priority for GNU
19th July 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the key themes of interest to business raised during President Cyril Ramaphosa's Opening of Parliament speech; the ongoing and new reforms that... 


Solar equipment supplier illuminates S Africa’s informal settlements
19th July 2024

Solar energy and lighting solutions provider ZRW Mechanika has successfully combined LED technology with renewable solar power to create its portable solar systems to provide lighting for informal... 


Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision
18th July 2024

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of... 


Storage

‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth
25th June 2024

The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that have been pursued to date in electricity, freight... 


City of Tshwane pushing ahead with plan to procure 1 000 MW by 2026
19th June 2024

The City of Tshwane is signalling its intention to proceed with plans to procure and/or revive 1 000 MW of electricity generation capacity by 2026 as part of a strategy aimed at improving security... 


TNPA moves to integrate desalination, renewables at Port Elizabeth and Ngqura ports
18th June 2024

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued requests for proposal (RFPs) for the construction of two solar-powered seawater desalination plants and a hybrid... 


Transmission Distribution

Actom builds first 66 kV transformer, sets sights on further expansion in Africa
12th July 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer Actom, which has manufactured its first 66 kV transformer, says it plans to supply small high-voltage (HV) power transformers in Africa, as part of plans to... 


Electricity distribution challenges, load reduction make headlines
12th July 2024

Engineering News and Mining Weekly Deputy Editor: Online Marleny Arnoldi discusses the burning issues raised by Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa during his first media... 


Eskom implements load reduction in seven provinces, but loadshedding remains suspended
9th July 2024

With continued cold winter weather, increasing electricity theft and the indiscriminate use of electricity, the issue of network overloading has resurfaced in seven of South Africa’s provinces,... 


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