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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Posted on 04/15/14 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS   On Monday, 14 April 2014, The Minister of Energy, Dikobe Ben Martins, announced various infrastructure programmes in the electricity, gas, petroleum and nuclear sector. Click here to view statement in its entirety.

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Martins opens way for coal, cogen IPPs, extends renewables allocation

Posted on 04/15/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 14 April 2014 Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins confirmed on Monday that the long awaited cogeneration and coal independent power producer (IPP) procurement programmes would be initiated in April and May respectively. In addition, in something of a surprise move, the Minister announced that further renewable-energy projectswould be added to the list of 17 preferred projects selected in November, following the third […]

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Martins set to make IPP procurement announcements on Monday

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

Engineering News ONLINE 11 April 2014 Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins will on Monday make major announcements related to the much-delayed independent power producer (IPP) procurement processes. But in an unusual move, it appears the announcements will coincide with the Minister’s address to a paid event organised by The New Age (TNA) newspaper. Following a meeting with renewable-energy IPPs on Friday, Martins confirmed […]

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Britain’s climate change chief urges SA to accelerate solar-harnessing efforts

Posted on 03/28/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE UK special representative on climate change Sir David King believes South Africa is well placed to take advantage of strongly falling solar photovoltaic (PV) prices to deal cost effectively with its prevailing electricity shortfalls, while also lowering its carbon emissions. But during a visit to South Africa this week, he also cautioned that it […]

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Is South Africa A Global Solar-Power Role Model?

Posted on 03/28/14 in general, General News, No Comments

AFK Insider 17 March 2014 The accolades just keep coming for South Africa’s renewable energy program despite the country’s powerful coal lobby. For three consecutive months in January, February and March, the largest global market research firms have each released reports saying South Africa is the place to be if you are a solar power developer. […]

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SA and Namibia in need of energy boost

Posted on 03/19/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 March 2014 The total energy capacity in Africa’s 54 member States is equal to that of Germany and Denmark alone, while 585-million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. Putting these facts on the table, South Africa’s deputy director-general of energy, Dr Wolsey Barnard, told the Power-Gen Africa conference […]

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A lot more has to be done to promote economic regulation in SA – Martins

Posted on 03/19/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 March 2014 Notwithstanding the work that government has done to promote economic regulation in South Africa, a lot more still has to be done, Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins said on Tuesday. Speaking at the second South African Economic Regulators Conference, cohosted by the National EnergyRegulator of South Africa and the University of Johannesburg, Martins pointed out that government […]

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Eskom energy crisis far from over

Posted on 03/19/14 in general, General News, No Comments

EyeWitnessNews – EWN JOHANNESBURG – Although South Africa’s power grid has been stabilised, Eskom says the energy crisisis far from over. The power utility has once again pleaded with consumers to use electricity sparingly. Eskom says the next two years are expected to place strain on its energy supply as it awaits the completion of two new power […]

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Eskom: Regulator not buying the excuses

Posted on 03/19/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Moneyweb 16 March 2014 “Don’t do maintenance at all cost” Throwing money at Eskom is no solution to the country’s power problems. Eskom should stop doing maintenance “at all costs”, improve the quality of maintenance and adhere to coal management protocols. That is the view of the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) that has the final […]

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Regulator rejects Eskom ‘bungling’

Posted on 03/19/14 in general, General News, No Comments

The Citizen 17 March 2014 South Africa’s energy regulator is unimpressed with Eskom’s recent maintenance and funding wails, telling it bluntly it should stop futile maintenance at all cost, improve quality and adhere to agreed protocols. The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) has the final say about the money Eskom can charge consumers. Following the recent […]

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