Research and Development

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Upcoming webinar | Understanding Power Project Procurement

Thursday 23 August 2018 | 15h00 CET REGISTER TODAY The mechanisms behind a successful strategy   Power Africa, co-hosted with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, launched its fourth ‘Understanding’ handbook in...
gas turbines

Chinese power corporation to test heavy-duty gas turbines

China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens to further confirm intention of technology collaboration in...
Water

South African research council looks into forest-water relations

With increasing water scarcity challenges globally, the role of trees and forests in the water cycle is at least as important as their role...
Gen-X Nelson Mandela

Gen-X Theatre raises hope on Nelson Mandela Day

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day (18 July), South African students have an opportunity to showcase their work and engage with leaders in the...

Update: Eskom Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries project

Bushveld Minerals, an integrated primary vanadium producer, has received delivery of the first vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) from UniEnergy Technologies in South Africa. This...
Hydropower

Hydropower industry gains new tool to assess sustainability

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a scoring framework for evaluating hydropower projects, has been updated to examine hydropower’s carbon footprint and resilience to climate...
EVs

Concerned scientists guide utility EV plans with new fact sheet

The Union of Concerned Scientists has issued a fact sheet to guide utility investments in the development of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. In making decisions...

Changing Africa’s infrastructure funding’s status quo

Written by: Heleen Goussard, head of unlisted investment services, RisCura At a recent conference on funding infrastructure in Africa held in London, a fellow speaker...

Initiate! | connecting all levels of the smart energy community

Initiate! is a programme at European Utility Week that connects all levels of the smart energy community and encourages discussion, challenges ideas and helps the...

Botswana Power Corporation on a path to digital transformation

Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services and improve grid efficiency, GE Power’s grid solution business has announced...

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