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NOTICE TO ALL ELECTRICITY SUPPLY INDUSTRY (ESI) STAKEHOLDERS

Posted on 09/11/14 in Downloads, general, Member News, No Comments

This serves to notify all ESI Stakeholders that the new versions of the South African Distribution and Transmission Grid Code have been approved and posted on the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) website (http://www.nersa.org.za/). The new versions are as follows: 1. SAGC Grid Code Version 9 replacing version 8.0 (Transmission Grid Code) 2. RSA Distribution Code […]

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Invitation to a public forum to share the Transmission Development Plan (TDP) 2015-2024

Posted on 09/09/14 in Current Activities, events calendar, general, Member News, No Comments

The forum will take place in Midrand on Friday, 10 October 2014.  Click here to view further details.

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Power system ‘extremely constrained’ this week, Eskom warns

Posted on 09/09/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 08 September 2014 Energy utility Eskom said on Monday that the electricity system would remain tight over the evening peak on Monday and would be “extremely constrained” for the rest of the week owing to planned and unplanned outages. As a result, a high reliance on emergency resources would be required. The capacity available to meet Monday evening’s […]

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Small-scale IPPs should not delay bids

Posted on 09/08/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 05 September 2014 While the Department of Energy (DoE) has indicated that standard documents would be developed to reduce transaction costs related to bidding for the small projects Renewable Energy Independent PowerProducer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), local advisory firm Infrastream director Grant Berndsen has urged prequalified bidders not to delay their preparation for the first Stage 2 submission in anticipation of these […]

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IEP should unequivocally prioritise renewables, energy expert argues

Posted on 08/19/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 15 August 2014 Describing South Africa’s Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) as lingering in a state of limbo, energy policy expertRichard Worthington said on Friday that any long-term energy plan should “immediately and ambitiously” prioritise the deployment of renewable-energy (RE) technologies in the short term and increase the share of renewable resources in the energy mix as extensively as possible in the long term. “There is […]

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Power system to be ‘extremely tight’ during Monday evening peak

Posted on 08/12/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 11 August 2014 South Africa’s power system was expected to be “extremely tight” over Monday’s evening peak owing to the cold weather, with demand forecast at 33 675 MW, while available capacity – including open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) – would be only 33 600 MW, State-owned power utility Eskom said in its biweekly status bulletin. Current planned maintenance for Monday […]

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IDC funding for green projects totals R14bn

Posted on 08/12/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 11 August 2014 Since the inception of the New Growth Path in November 2010 – in which South Africa’s renewable energy ambitions are defined – development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), has funded 54 green projects in the solar, wind, renewable energy and green technology sectors, committing some R14-billion to these emerging industries. In a written response to a question […]

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Brown says decision on Eskom CEO, bailout will be made within weeks

Posted on 08/11/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 07 August 2014 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she has made a decision on her preferred candidate for the position of CEO of Eskom and will present the name at the next Cabinet meeting for approval. She indicated that a Cabinet committee would deliberate on the appointment next week and that the appointment would be […]

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EIB to provide R1.1bn in funding for Northern Cape CSP project

Posted on 08/11/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 07 August 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom and long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), have signed a new R1.1-billion, or €75-million, finance contract to support a 100 MW concentrating solarpower (CSP) plant, to be established near Upington, in the Northern Cape. The CSP project was being cofinanced by the African Development Bank, Agence Française de Développement, the Clean Technology Fund, German government-owned development […]

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Solar PV installation to supply up to 45% of voesalpine VAE’s electricity needs

Posted on 08/07/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 06 August 2014 A 353 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at turnout systems company voestalpine VAE South Africa’s Isando premises would supply between 40% and 45% of the company’s daily electricity requirements, CEO David Marite said. He said that the company had invested about R8-million in the plant, which was officially launched and connected on Wednesday.  PV […]

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