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  • AngloGold backs up mines with energy regeneration turbines Published Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:49:56 +0000
    Global gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has installed energy regeneration and capture turbines in its underground mines to reduce the mines electricity expenditure. Anglogold confirmed that it has reduced its dependency on the national grid by 20% in the past six years while collaborating with Eskom to decrease its power consumption during peak periods by […]
  • Benin invites clean energy proposals Published Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:21:18 +0000
    The government of Benin has partnered with the US aid agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and are calling for proposals to develop solar and renewable power projects in the West African country, technical news provider PV Tech reported. The partnership is inviting grants of between $100,000 (ZAR1 million) to $5 million (ZAR59 million) for […]
  • Ghana plans 100MW utility-scale plant Published Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:20:47 +0000
    West African based renewable energy company Home Energy Africa is conducting feasibility studies to construct a $200 million (ZAR2 billion) solar power plant in Nyinbali in the Ndowli-Kaleo district, Ghana. The utility-scale power project is expected to generated 100MW of solar power that will be sold to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to feed […]
  • City of Cape Town’s backyarder project Published Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:00:52 +0000
    In South Africa, 13.6% of the national population lives in informal housing including backyards. Due to the wide-spread occurrence of informal dwellings in the backyards of houses in formal townships, the mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, saw the need to improve the circumstances of the many so-called backyarders living on council property. In […]
  • In depth: Emergency power supplements installation of renewable energy Published Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:19 +0000
    Hounded by unreliable power supply, maintenance and spare part procurement challenges and high transmission and distribution losses, sub-Saharan Africa is harnessing alternative energy sources. Power utilities across sub-Saharan Africa have been observed to fall short in providing adequate levels of electricity services to the majority of the population, especially to rural communities and underdeveloped urban […]
  • Hexing transformer monitoring system Published Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:39:39 +0000
    Transformers are one the most critical components in power transmission and distribution systems; they are however prone to different kinds of faults and problems. To reach an acceptable level of safety and reliability in operating power grids, real time monitoring of the grid is considered an essential requirement. Real time monitoring of power transformers simply […]