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Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

2 days ago

Gas-to-power gains momentum on SA energy scene

Up to now, gas-fired generation projects has been under the radar in filling the country's electricity shortfall...

3 days ago

SA's pursuit of net-zero carbon emission requires visualisation and commitment

Energy production and usage accounts for nearly three-quarters of global emission, therefore attaining net-zero emissions requires urgent change and innovation across multiple industries.

By Eckart Zollner 30 Nov 2020

Eskom targets R55.6bn saving

Cost saving is key to Eskom's turnaround strategy and the power utility aims to save R55.6bn over the next three years, Deputy President David Mabuza says...

27 Nov 2020

No economic growth without a reliable power supply, says De Ruyter

Although load shedding is likely to remain on South Africa's radar for the foreseeable future, Eskom chief executive officer, Andre de Ruyter promises it will be significantly reduced by September 2021...

25 Nov 2020

Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability

The ever-increasing electricity price threatens the sustainability of affordable food production. This was the warning Free State Agriculture gave the National Energy Regulator of South Africa...

24 Nov 2020

Energy and infrastructure: The African economic multiplier

Forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs in the African energy sector will deliver significant downstream benefits for the continent in the coming years...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 18 Nov 2020

Meaningful action urgently needed to clean up the energy system

As we add impetus to the global move to a cleaner, more sustainable energy system, perhaps the greatest obstacle we face is the enormous financing requirement that this step change in our economies will face...

By John Green 11 Nov 2020

New report focuses on challenges in Africa's energy sector

The newly released African Energy Outlook 2021 explores the forces shaping the continent's energy market after the historic shocks of 2020, and analyses the upcoming recovery on the back of the global energy transition and persisting market uncertainties.

11 Nov 2020

UCT's Dr Jiska de Groot a co-recipient of the 2020 Newton Prize

A research team exploring renewable energy use in off-grid informal settlements in South Africa has won the Chair's Prize in the 2020 Newton Prize Awards...

10 Nov 2020

Breathing new life into Eskom's old power stations

Eskom has called for proposals to repurpose its decommissioned coal-fired power stations, providing opportunities to devise creative solutions to what would otherwise become a major financial burden for the utility...

10 Nov 2020

Nersa granted permission to process licence applications for self-generation facilities

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has been given approval by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, to grant licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW...

2 Nov 2020

Kusile's unit 2 attains its commercial operation status

Unit 2 at Kusile Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, has been brought into full commercial operation status to further stabilise the power system...

30 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

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