Sustainable electricity development key to Africa’s growth
Africa must rethink the way it approaches electricity production if it is to realise its industrial and economic growth imperatives, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The Minister on Tuesday said electricity is the cornerstone of any economy, and the design of electricity systems on the continent must be... Read more
Coega’s energy sector booming; projects value now over R4-billion
Investors in the energy sector are continuing to plug into the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for a wide spectrum of technologies, ranging from renewable energy, gas to nuclear, says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Coega Development Corporation (CDC). “The Coega SEZ has been... Read more
Eskom signs US$1.5 billion loan with China Development Bank
Eskom today signed a US$1.5 billion (approximately R19.6 billion) loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) at a signing ceremony held at Eskom’s head office Megawatt Park in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The facility will form part of the financing of the Medupi Power Plant. Eskom’s Interim Group Chief Executive... Read more
Govt pursuing nuclear build programme at an affordable pace
Government remains intent on pursuing the Nuclear New Build Programme at a pace and scale that the country can afford, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. He said this when he appeared before the National Assembly to respond to oral questions. He said the Nuclear New Build Programme was... Read more
Government committed to energy security
Government remains committed to ensuring energy security through the rollout of the nuclear new build programme, which forms part of the country’s energy mix, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. In a statement on Wednesday, Minister Kubayi said government is committed to the provision of reliable and sustainable electricity supply,... Read more
Government won’t appeal nuclear ruling
ENERGY Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to set aside Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) on nuclear. “I have decided that I will not be appealing the decision of the Western Cape High Court on this matter,” Minister Kubayi said. She was addressing... Read more
Medupi power station’s unit synchronises to grid
UNIT 4 of Eskom’s Medupi power station was synchronised to the national power grid this week. “Unit 4 of the Medupi power station project in Lephalale, Limpopo, was synchronised to the national power grid on Wednesday, 31 May, becoming the third of the power station’s six units to come... Read more
Eskom Board to act on Minister’s directive
POWER parastatal Eskom has received Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s directive to rescind the appointment of Group Chief Executive Brian Molefe. “The Eskom Board has received the directive from the Minister of Public Enterprises and will meet to finalise the way forward on the issues raised by the Minister,”... Read more
Energy Partners and Nedbank partner to launch smart living solutions initiative
Energy Partners Home Solutions, a division of Energy Partners, and part of the PSG group of companies, in collaboration with Nedbank, is offering an exclusive campaign aimed at Nedbank Home Loan clients. Cala van der Westhuizen, Spokesperson for Energy Partners Home Solutions, says that the Smart Living Solutions initiative,... Read more
Unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station has resumed sending power to the national electricity grid. “Unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station has today resumed sending power onto the national electricity grid after a planned outage that lasted for 36 days. Outage 222 – the twenty-second... Read more