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  • Eskom is ‘severely constrained’ Published Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:33:31 +0000
    On Wednesday Eskom released an urgent announcement to the public stating that the utility’s supply was ‘severely constrained’ due to technical issues and would remain stressed for the rest of the week. ‘This is due to technical problems experienced at some of our power stations and the loss of additional generating units’, Eskom said in […]
  • Municipality implements R22 million green energy project Published Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:24:59 +0000
    The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has taken the initiative to develop a R22 million non-grid solar project in the informal settlements falling within their jurisdiction. This is the first municipality to head up a green energy system of this nature. The Department of Energy’s Integrated National Electrification Programme (INEP)has set aside funds where capital subsidies […]
  • ‘Sub-Saharan Africa emerging as a major new player in the natural gas markets’ Published Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:11:51 +0000
    International Energy Agency chief economist Dr Faith Birol said that ‘Sub-Saharan Africa will remain a cornerstone of global oil markets while emerging as a major new player in the natural gas markets’, reported EURActive. Sub-Saharan Africa will have the capacity to over-ride Russia as the leading global gas supplier by 2040, said International Energy Agency […]
  • Zimbabwe cancels pre-paid meters with immediate effect Published Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:36:33 +0000
    The Herald reports that Zimbabwean electricity providers, ZESA, has cancelled all pre-paid meters with immediate effect as it is currently in the adoption phase of smart meters, a solution to the utility’s revenue protection. South African companies Solahart, Finmark and Nyamezela have been installing the pre-paid systems since August 2012 while Chinese firm ZTE was […]
  • 50 areas across Tanzania to capitalise on geothermal energy potential Published Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:23:30 +0000
    With 650MW of potential geothermal capacity, untapped resource deposits have been identified in 50 different areas across Tanzania. The Tanzanian government is considering the exploitation of its abundant geothermal resource as a last solution to ensure sustainable and affordable energy for their country, reported Daily News Tanzania. Assistant Commissioner for Renewable Energy in the Ministry […]
  • IPP comments on energy projects in Africa becoming a breeze Published Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:11:25 +0000
    Governments’ enthusiasm and drive to include renewable energy in their strategies, the factors which hinder many renewable energy projects have been removed. Windiga Energy revealed last week the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the National Electricity Company of Burkina Faso (SONABEL). This agreement includes the development of a 20MW solar (PV) plant […]