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Economic Development (ED): Hard Facts about the Soft Truth

Posted on 11/17/14 in general, General News, No Comments

  Economic Development (ED): Hard Facts about the Soft Truth  THE SOFT TRUTH After the August 13th review of the REIPP by Liz McDaid (REI4P review) it unfortunately seems as if some ‘soft facts’ are making their way into everyday conversations about Renewable Energy as ‘hard truths’, and with Jeff Rudin’s recent missive in the Daily […]

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Solar road opens in the Netherlands

Posted on 11/14/14 in general, General News, No Comments

CNN 13 November 2014 The world’s first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.  It’s actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.  The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.  Read more…

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http://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/jobs-western-cape-government

Posted on 11/06/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 05 November 2014 South African power utility Eskom said the risk of rolling blackouts on Wednesday and the rest of the week was low after engineers had made good progress in repairing the coal supply at a power station after a weekend accident. Eskom had warned previously that the system was expected to be “under extreme pressure on Wednesday and Thursday.”  Read […]

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South Africa’s energy system on knife-edge – NPC commissioner

Posted on 11/05/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 04 November 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom is in very real danger of a ratings downgrade, with the energy system on knife-edge at the moment, warns Professor Anton Eberhard, a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC). South Africa has been plunged into an energy crisis, which Eberhard says is the worst in 40 years. Outages have been commonplace despite peak power demand […]

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SunPower to open solar panel manufacturing facility in Cape Town

Posted on 11/04/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 04 November 2014 Solar technology and energy services provider SunPower on Tuesday plans to open a solar panel manufacturing facility in Cape Town in 2015 to meet the growing demand for solar technology in the region. The plant, which would be owned and operated by SunPower, was expected to create up to 150 local jobs and would manufacture SunPower’s E20/440 solar panels, as well as […]

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Delay in SA’s renewable energy programme creates uncertainty

Posted on 11/04/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News- ONLINE 03 November 2014 The government has warned that the extended deadline of November 24 for the financial close of the third-bid-window projects in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme may be missed.  Read more…

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Sacci urges Eskom to continue communicating with business on power-grid status

Posted on 11/04/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 03 November 2014 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Monday encouraged State-owned powerutility Eskom to continue communicating with the business community on the status of the power grid over the short to medium term, stating that certainty over power supply was key in ensuring that South Africaachieved optimal levels of economic activity. SACCI CEO Neren Rau said the […]

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Power prognosis improves, but load-shedding risk persists for Wed, Thurs

Posted on 11/04/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 04 November 2014 State-owned electricity producer Eskom said it was not anticipating any need to introduce load shedding on Tuesday, having avoided load shedding on Monday. In a system update, the utility also reported that the risk of rotational load shedding had reduced “significantly and the prognosis for the week is better than expected”. This […]

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Eskom warns of cuts throughout week after coal silo collapsesBD

Posted on 11/03/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Business Day LIVE 03 November 2014 ESKOM on Sunday warned of power outages for most of this week as the state-owned utility started load shedding for the second time this year. Power interruptions and forced reduction of industrial use of electricity are likely to affect SA’s already tepid economic growth rate. The collapse of a […]

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ESKOM: NO BLACKOUTS EXPECTED TODAY

Posted on 11/03/14 in general, General News, No Comments

EWN 03 November 2014 Eskom says it’s managed to stabilise the coal supply at its Majuba Power Station in Mpumalanga and is not expecting to implement load shedding today. The utility says this has averted a crisis at its newest power station, following an unexpected collapse of a coal silo at the weekend.  Eskom’s Andrew Etzinger says many questions remain […]

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