Category: general

The energy paradigm is shifting

Posted on 04/29/16 in general, General News, No Comments

BD Live 28 April 2016 For once, Eskom has done something right. Its decision to investigate the feasibility of extending the life of ageing power stations rather than automatically decommissioning them at the end of their life cycle could be the lifeline SA needs to develop a truly cost-effective and sustainable energy model. Read more here…

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Eskom gets R2,6bn loan from Brics-supported bank

Posted on 04/21/16 in general, General News, No Comments

ENCA  18 April 2016 Eskom is on the list of recipients awarded the first set of long-term loans by the New Development Bank (NDB), also referred to as the Brics bank. Eskom will get $180-million (R2.6-billion) over 12 to 20 years, for “transmission lines to evacuate 670MW generation and transformation of 500MW of renewable energy generation […]

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Power Africa Roadmap

Posted on 03/17/16 in Downloads, general, No Comments

The launch of the Power Africa Roadmap took place yesterday.  The Roadmap was originally announced by President Barack Obama during his state visit to SA in 2013. The governments of Norway, Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom, as well as the EU and NEPAD, have since joined as partners. Click here to download the roadmap. Amongst others, […]

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Drive to buy local stalled by ‘tardy’ Treasury

Posted on 03/17/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Business Day Live 17 March 2016 The government’s localisation drive had been delayed by a lack of Treasury approval for designations recommended by the Department of Trade and Industry, its director-general Lionel October said on Wednesday. The government’s procurement budget is about R500bn a year and it has set a 75% target for local procurement. One […]

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SAPVIA at the Eastern Cape Sustainable Energy Forum

Posted on 03/14/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, No Comments

The Eastern Cape Government held the  EC Provincial Sustainable Energy Forum on Thursday, March 10th, in Stutterheim.  SAPVIA CEO, Moeketsi Thobela was invited to present on Possibilities for Black Industrialists.  The presentation can be downloaded here.      

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Power tariff to rise by 9.4% after Nersa allows Eskom a partial R11.2bn clawback

Posted on 03/01/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 01 March 2016 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom a partial clawback of revenue and cost variations recorded during the first year of the third multiyear price determination (MYDP3), which runs for five years until March 31, 2018. Nersa made the determination on Tuesday, having received […]

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Acsa launches R16m solar power plant at George Airport

Posted on 03/01/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 27 February 2016 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) on Friday launched the first phase of its R16-million solar power plant at George Airport, making it  Africa’s first, and currently only, regional airport to be powered through solar energy.  Read more here

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DoE confirms 1 800 MW renewables ‘reopener’ on the way

Posted on 06/12/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 12 June 2015 South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) expects to begin formally moving ahead with plans for a so-called ‘expedited’ renewable-energy procurement process by the end of June. The intention is to offer projects that narrowly failed selection as preferred bidders during the first four bid windows under the Renewable Energy […]

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Energy Minister 2015/16 Budget Vote Speech

Posted on 06/12/15 in DoE, general, No Comments

The Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat Pettersson, delivered the 2015/16 Budget Vote Speech on 19th May 2015, at the National Assembly, Parliament in Cape Town.  The address will reflected on the progress the DoE has made in line with its mandate, and outlined the key initiatives and programme for the 2015/16 financial year. The […]

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SAPVIA’s 17th Networking Event: 27 May 2015

Posted on 06/09/15 in Current Activities, general, Networking Events, No Comments

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held it’s 17th Networking Event on 27 May 2015 at The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice,in Cape Town.   SAPVIA’s Chairperson, Davin Chown lead the day’s proceedings with an update on the Association’s activities and strategy going forward, followed by a very informative presentation from Tanya Engels, Director; and Preshnee Govender, Senior Consultant, International […]

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