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Energy intensive users: Special pricing deals and the impact of renewable energy

Electricity prices in South Africa have increased sharply in the past decade, and we are no longer one of the cheapest countries in the...

Micro-grids offer real and lasting benefits in Africa

Access to electricity in Africa, at between 45 and 47%, remains a challenge. The Africa Energy Outlook published by the International Energy Agency in...

Special pricing deals and the impact of renewable energy

Electricity prices in South Africa have increased sharply in the past decade, and we no longer have the cheapest electricity in the world. Future...

Time for the energy sector to self-correct

  May and June 2017 will go down as two of the most dreadful months in the history of the South African power utility Eskom....

Renewable energy: Would a worldwide grid be the solution?

  The advent of large scale renewable generation, mainly solar and wind (inverter-based resources), has created a number of discussions both locally and internationally especially...

Could electric cars save Eskom from the utility death spiral?

  According to recent media reports, Eskom may be in a worse state financially than was previously thought. The energy regulator, NERSA, blocked the above-inflation...

Local skills transfer neglected on infrastructure projects

  While reading an article about the contract extension of 30 Cuban water engineers, it occurred to me that the transfer of skills to local...

Cabinet reshuffle: what this means for the energy industry

  South Africans are in a state of shock following President Zuma’s seemingly abrupt decision to reshuffle his cabinet. Paired with the subsequent credit downgrades,...

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EU plans for the energy system of the future

Information from the European Commission  -   To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts...
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Industry association appoints new board

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) appointed a new board at its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM). SAPVIA...

Popular fuel brand launches contactless fuel-payment app

Engen has announced the arrival of the new Engen 1app, which offers motorists a safe and conveniently contactless way to...

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