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  • SA Energy Minister re-affirms nuclear and gas expansion plans Published Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:46:36 +0000
    The South African Department of Energy has allocated R850-million to its nuclear expansion plans, including additional research and development into nuclear energy and the safety matters thereof. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said in her Energy Budget Vote on Monday: “Regulations for the handling of hazardous materials, in terms of international obligations, and the development of nuclear […]
  • Closing date for REIPPPP bid window three extended Published Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:24 +0000
    Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced the extension of the financial close for bid window three under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), from July to November. This was revealed in the minister’s inaugural Budget Vote at Parliament, in Cape Town, yesterday. The decision to extend the deadline was influenced by factors […]
  • New Electricity Trading Platform for Southern African Power Pool Published Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:44:30 +0000
    The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), a regional organisation of power utilities within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has chosen the successful entities that will proceed with the development of a new trading platform for the Day Ahead Market (DAM) and Intra Day Market (IDM). The SAPP released a Request for Proposals on 20 […]
  • Exclusive interview with Engineer David Mwangi Published Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000
    Meet the movers and shakers in the East African utility industry!  Once again, ESI-Africa will feature a unique series of in-depth interviews with speakers, sponsors and partners in the annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC).  The 16th edition of the event is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 3-4 September and gather the region’s […]
  • Keys to securing a solar REIPPPP project in South Africa’s next round of bidding revealed Published Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:30:22 +0000
    A webinar taking place on the 2nd of July is set to reveal the key factors which could form a solar project winning bid in the upcoming South African REIPPPP Round 4. Davin Chown Chairperson of the South African Photovoltaic Association (SAPVIA) and Marc Levre Partner at REIPPPP advisors Baker & McKenzie are the webinar […]
  • Interview with Engineer David Mwangi Published Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:09 +0000
    “I see renewables playing a pivotal role in enabling countries to reach their power generation targets.” Exclusive interview with Engineer David Mwangi, well-known Kenyan energy consultant, session chair at the upcoming EAPIC 2014 and a member of the event’s advisory board. Can we start with a short summary of your background in the power industry?  […]