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Additional generation “essential to end load shedding”

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it will soon release bid documentation Bid Window 5 its renewable-energy procurement programme (REIPPPP). This follows...

Power cuts in South Africa stifle post-Covid economic recovery

by Chris Yelland, EE Business intelligence, and Mariam Isa, independent financial journalist  -   Eskom’s unexpected escalation of load shedding this week has confirmed that South...

How to end load shedding and reduce toxic pollution

To overcome South Africa’s load shedding problems, the country needs an additional 6000 MW of power generation, and it needs it now. Speaking to the...

Droogfontein 2 Solar Park begins full operation 

The Droogfontein 2 Solar Park situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and commercial operation. The 179-hectare solar...

Six of one, half a dozen of the other

by Clyde Mallinson -  This article demonstrates the true cost of electricity when large power projects are built and connected to the grid sequentially. One...

Masters of engineering are not always male

The growth in the number of female electrical engineers in South Africa is very encouraging. This field of study, which was for many years...

Time for municipalities to source power from IPPs

by Ntombifuthi Ntuli, South African Wind Energy Association  -   Draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations Act on new generation capacity were published by the Department...

Update on the Inga hydroelectric scheme

Bloomberg reports that Chinese and Spanish developers which want to build Africa’s biggest hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have agreed...

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Additional generation “essential to end load shedding”

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it will soon release bid documentation Bid Window 5 its...
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New premises consolidate functions, benefits customers

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban....

How to measure energy consumption 

Information from Fluke  - If you haven’t measured energy before, take a minute to read Fluke’s explanation here. Power, kW, indicates...

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