The debt-saddled South African utility has issued an expression of interest to seek proposals on how to refurbish three fossil fuel power plants to be decommissioned in the current decade. Eskom said that all of the proposed solutions should be at the tech-readiness level.
Focusing on the status of Africa’s power generation and the opportunities in the continent’s energy sector, The Status of Africa’s Power Generation webinar participants were given valuable insights into current and future realities.
A South African renewable-energy company has teamed up with a Swedish floating wind-farm developer and technology designer to explore the development of large-scale floating wind farms offshore South Africa.
Scottish energy storage specialists Gravitricity is looking for decommissioned or underused mine shafts to store electricity and has teamed up with South African energy consultancy RESA to identify suitable mine shafts for their gravity-based energy storage technology.
There is 880 MW of renewable energy projects either in operation, under construction or approved and earmarked for future development – all within a 20 km radius of the Brownfield mine currently being redeveloped by the company, COO WALTER SHAMU tells CHANTELLE KOTZE.
Wind tower producer GRI Towers South Africa has called on government to insist on more local content in the energy supply chain to ensure energy security for South Africa in line with anticipations of a changed global economic reality post Covid-19.
The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) has announced that it will be creating a discussion platform to support members and the broader renewable energy sector, by addressing questions that are emerging in relation to wind and storage hybrid projects.
Authors of the report contend that power from the controversial project would probably be more expensive than other domestic sources and could soon become completely unnecessary as the local Medupi and Kusile power stations and increasing renewable energy production eventually come on stream.
The coal industry remains at the centre of the South African energy mix, with a strong push still being made to add nuclear energy into the equation. Who are the groups and individuals behind these lobby groups, and what do they want?