Utilities companies should be used to the occasional existential threat. It happened when monolithic phone companies had to adapt globally to the arrival of the internet, smartphones and competition from digital-first competitors. Read the full article here.
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Government has now given mining companies the ability to generate 100MW of power. So what happens now? Will the companies use this facility and, if so, how? And what effect will it have? Arguably, the company furthest down the line is gold miner Pan African Resources, which is already close to producing 10MW of solar […]
Only one unit out of six at the Kusile Power Station which is under construction in Mpumalanga is online and contributing to the national grid. Eskom management briefed members of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises who conducted an oversight visit at the power station. Read the full article here.
Energy ministers from 40 countries dialled into the International Energy Agency’s Clean Energy Transitions Summit in early July 2020. These countries account for 80% of the world’s energy demand. Among the politicians joining via video call was Gwede Mantashe, South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. In his speech he confirmed South Africa’s commitment […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the operation of power systems across the globe and offered a glimpse of a future electricity mix dominated by low carbon sources. The performance of nuclear power, in particular, demonstrates how it can support the transition to a resilient, clean energy system well beyond the COVID-19 recovery phase. Read the […]
South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has initiated a process, with other government and industry stakeholders, to develop a roadmap that will lead South Africa towards a hydrogen society, Mining Weekly can today report. Read the full article here.
PRETORIA – Saturday, July 4, was the aphelion point for planet Earth. This is the point at which the Earth was at its furthest distance from the Sun, on its annual elliptical cycle. Also, June 20 was the shortest day of the year, but we are in the depths of winter and cold nights lie […]
Years of work will determine the extent of the commercial prospects for SA, with the energy sector potentially benefitting. A ‘leopard’, a ‘catfish’ and ‘bullfrog’ are mooted as ways to secure South Africa’s energy needs. Read the full article here.
SA is once again on the cusp of another major electricity production decision. We had better get this one right. Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe recently announced that the government is pressing ahead with a nuclear build programme for SA as early as 2024. This despite ample reported evidence that renewables, particularly solar, […]
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) on Wednesday approved a 225 million euros loan to finance Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Program (EGGSP). The funding, provided in a challenging global context, will help meet the Government of Egypt’s financing requirements in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support a […]