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The European Commission has proposed that its 27 member states should impose trade duties on solar panels imported from China. As a result, at the Global Solar Summit held in Milan during May 2013, a debate flared up on the trade disputes between Europe and China.
Zimbabwe’s state procurement board has awarded the tender to expand Hwange power station to China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC). The expansion of Hwange will see the addition of two units with a combined capacity of 600 MW.
“Currently Africa represents only 3% of global electrical consumption, but by 2020 electrical consumption in Africa will have increased by 60%.” Exclusive interview with Rick St. John, Regional Director South Africa Region, Lucy Switchgear – a long-time supporter of African Utility Week and a silver sponsor at this year’s event. ... more
Carbon Track South Africa has
announced a remote energy reporting
device that will enable consumers to
have access to their energy data in
real-time. This will unlock exactly how
much energy is being used, generated
and ultimately saved as a result of either
behavioural changes, or by switching to
renewable and sustainable energies. ... more
South Africa’s electricity sector is in trouble, and has been for some time. There are days when the
supply available to meet peak demand is less than the capacity of a single large generation unit
available to Eskom, which means margins for error let alone reserve margins are non-existent.