Sebenzana helping to develop new gas-fired power plant in Senegal
Operations and maintenance company Sebenzana APP is helping the Sendou Power Station’s majority owner Barak Fund and independent power producer (IPP) Compagnie d’Electricité du Sénégal (CES) to develop a natural gas-fired power station at Sendou.
Senegal’s Sendou Power Station achieves 100MW capacity test as part of ongoing re-commissioning
Dakar, Senegal, 30 July, 2022 – Senegal’s Sendou Power Station has achieved a significant milestone in its ongoing rehabilitation and return to service after it recently produced a 100-megawatt load test during a sustained run at the coal-fired single unit power station that is located in Sendou, 35 kilometers south-east of Dakar.
Opinion: Sasolburg power station turnaround offers hope for keeping lights on
In this opinion article, Sasol senior VP for the Sasolburg & Ekandustria operations Rightwell Laxa, and Sebenzana MD Andrew Carr, argue that old, coal-fired power stations similar to those used by Sasol and Eskom could achieve a much-needed maintenance turnaround by blending dwindling engineering expertise with a high-tech, asset management platform. The authors outline how boiler-tube failures at the Sasolburg power stations were reduced by more than 66% and how the old power stations are now achieving world-class performance levels.
Liquidity crunch again held up as key impediment to Eskom’s maintenance roll-out
Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer has once again highlighted the utility’s liquidity crunch as a key constraint to the execution of its much-vaunted reliability maintenance programme, which is seen as key to reversing the poor operational performance of its aged coal fleet.
City of Cape Town considering smart home electricity devices
After power cuts at the weekend, the City of Cape Town is even more determined to gain the right to procure and sell its own renewable energy. The metro’s customers were once again shielded from the full effects of the blackouts, thanks to the hydro-power generating plant at the Steenbras dam.
Gas-powered electricity generation not South Africa’s best bet for the long term –WW
The attractiveness of renewable energy, even in the face of using gas as a bridging fuel to take off from where coal is being disused, is continuing to increase, the World Wide Fund for Nature senior climate specialist James Reeler has said.
India achieves target of 40% power generation capacity based on non-fossil sources
ndia has achieved the target of 40 per cent of its installed electricity generation capacity being from non-fossil energy sources, an official statement said on Thursday.