Month: September 2014

Eight-day Sasol Solar Challenge starts on Saturday

Engineering News – ONLINE 26 September 2014 The biennial, eight-day Sasol Solar Challenge kicks off in the country’s capital, Pretoria, on Saturday, and is set to end in Cape Town, on October 4....Read More

Energy efficient buildings deliver better returns – study

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 September 2014 Energy efficient commercial buildings in South Africa delivered better returns than non-energy efficient buildings, a new study by the Investment Prop...Read More

Cape Town signs first embedded electricity generation contract

Engineering News – ONLINE 23 September 2014 In a boost for renewable energy, the City of Cape Town has signed its first small-scale embedded electricity generation contract with Black River Park...Read More

S Africa signs nuclear power deal with Russia

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 September 2014 South Africa signed a nuclear power cooperation deal with Russia on Monday that paves the way for the building of up to 9.6 GW of nuclear power based ...Read More

Nersa finalising distributed-power, wheeling consultation papers

Engineering News – ONLINE 19 September 2014 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper in February next year outlining the possible regulatory framew...Read More

SA electricity prices hurting the poor, despite protection measures – Frost & Sullivan

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 September 2014 Despite apparent legitimate reasoning behind State-owned power utility Eskom’s electricity tariff increases, increased costs would undoubtedly hurt th...Read More

With 32 units in need of ‘surgery’, Eskom says unplanned outages to remain

ENGINEERING NEWS – ONLINE 16 September 2014 Electricity producer Eskom warned on Tuesday it would take some time to arrest the current high levels of unplanned outages, revealing that 32 of its ...Read More

Absa, FDA offering rebate on energy efficiency, renewable energy loans

Engineering News – ONLINE 16 September 2014 Barclays Africa group company Absa, in partnership with the French Development Agency (FDA), was offering commercial businesses in South Africa an up ...Read More

SAPVIA's 20th Management Committee Meeting, 03 September 2014

SAPVIA’s 3rd  management committee meeting for 2014 takes place in Cape Town on Wednesday, 03 September 2014.  The agenda of the meeting is available below for SAPVIA members to download. SAPVIA 20th ...Read More

SAPVIA’s 19th Management Meeting, 19 June 2014

SAPVIA’s 2nd  management committee meeting for 2014 takes place in Cape Town on Thursday, 19 June 2014.  The agenda of the meeting is available below for SAPVIA members to download. SAPVIA 19th Manage...Read More


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) web...Read More

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

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

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