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Storage beyond four hours

Information from EEnergy Informer Li-ion batteries are expensive, but they do a great job if you are trying to store limited amounts of electricity for...

Small and medium sized gas turbine generators: A growing market

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media Gas turbines used for electricity generation are generally large turbines in the hundreds of MW range, but small and medium-sized...

CTL technology: A means to attaining Botswana’s fuel self-sufficiency goal

Despite the drive for a reduction in the carbon emissions footprint globally, petroleum products remain an essential energy cornerstone in the global economy, but...

Digitalisation and the operation and maintenance of generation plant

Growing demands are placed on utilities to meet performance and other requirements. Plant operations must be able to quickly and efficiently respond to constantly...

Medupi magic fails Eskom and South Africa – the stuff of nightmares

Following major problems that brought Eskom’s Medupi power station to its knees during the height of the load shedding last week, Medupi’s power station...

Machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters create a complex problem. Such...

Deadly air: How Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are killing people

Eskom’s reliance on coal for electricity generation is proving to be deadly. According to new NASA satellite data analysis, Mpumalanga is the second worst...

Cryogenic carbon capture for clean coal power generation

Several methods have been developed to capture carbon dioxide but all are complex and have high parasitic energy loads. Cryogenic carbon capture offers a...

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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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