Month: August 2014


SAPVIA’s 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) is took place on Friday, 5 September 2014, in Johannesburg at the Webber Wentzel Auditorium, 10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Rosebank.   At the AGM t...Read More

IEP should unequivocally prioritise renewables, energy expert argues

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 ...Read More

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

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,...Read More

IDC funding for green projects totals R14bn

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 instit...Read More

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

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 nam...Read More

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

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, fi...Read More

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

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 ...Read More

Nedbank Capital set to raise energy exposure to cater for baseload

Engineering News – ONLINE 05 August 2014 The investment banking business of Nedbank, which has a R20-billion exposure to South Africa’s renewable-energy market, expects to significantly increase...Read More

EIB, DBSA sign R1.4bn solar financing deal

Engineering News – ONLINE 06 August 2014 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a R1.4-billion finance contract with theEuropean Investment Bank (EIB) to support the developme...Read More

Solar PV training for installers

Engineering News – ONLINE 01 August 2014   SUNCybernetics will be hosting its solar PV introductory training course at the Solar Training Center of SA,North West University, Potchefstroom o...Read More

SA says no Eskom privatisation despite US$21m debt

ESI AFRICA.COM 06 August 2014 In South Africa, the government has ruled out privatising state-run electricity supplier Eskom to solve the utility’s funding shortfall of ZAR225 billion (US$21 billion),...Read More

Bondholders should price in Eskom ‘status quo’, as Brown dismisses privatisation option

Engineering News – ONLINE 5 August 2014 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown described the debate around the privatisation of Eskom as “misguided”, while an analyst urged Eskom bondholders to...Read More

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