“This energy saving programme, which is aimed at organisations through South Africa in sectors that include mining, industry, government, educational, corporate and commercial sectors, is expected to save 330 gigawatt-hours of energy over three years. This is energy equivalent to that of lighting up to 12,500 km of road and water savings equivalent to filling up 160 home swimming pools every day.
above the refrigeration
room condense the
ammonia before it flows
to the liquid receiver]9 January 2012 - An energy efficient hot water project has been completed at Rainbow’s chicken processing plant in Hammarsdale, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
“The installation of an ammonia heat pump, the first of its kind in South Africa, has significantly improved the efficiency of the hot water system at the plant and as a result, has reduced steam consumption,” says Brian Howarth, managing director of Magnet, a company that implements and supports electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation throughout Southern Africa to ensure optimum energy efficiency.
meters â€’ application of the
system needs another US$75
million]Lagos, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 08 December 2011 - Chris Akamnonu, CEO of the Ikeja PHCN distribution zone in Nigeria has revealed that that 25% of installed facilities in his area are faulty, and says the zone requires over US$5 million to replace about 14 faulty panels in the zone.
[img:Capanda_1a_0.jpeg|The Capanda dam
in better days]Malanje City, Angola --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 02 December 2011 - The head of maintenance of the Capanda Dam in Angola, Moisés Jaime, says that scarcity of rain in the region has been hindering the normal functioning of the hydroelectric project's reservoir.
Speaking to the press, Jaime disclosed that in normal conditions by this time of the year, the water should be at an approximate level of 940m, which corresponded to 400cu m per second. He explained, however, that due to lack of rain the waters had only reached 929.91m, which had caused a reduction in the production of electric power by the Capanda Dam.
power station unit 4,
after the incident]Pretoria, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 28 November 2011 - Workers who deviated from the rules earlier this year knocked unit four at Eskom’s Duvha power station â€’ which meant 600MW of critical generation capacity â€’ out of the generation system.
South Africa’s national power utility has disclosed the findings of a comprehensive investigation into an event that on February 9 resulted in massive damage to the steam turbine, electricity generator and components supporting the unit at Duvha. Sake24 reports that the loss of 600MW could topple the balance of South Africa's extremely fragile electricity supply, again causing power cuts to ravage the country, particularly over the coming three months.
packed churches â€’
they now have army
terrorists]Lagos, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 15 November 2011 - Armed soldiers have taken over most of Nigeria’s power stations, including the Egbin power station, as workers at the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) threatened to withdraw their services.
its power grid is clean]Maputo, Mozambique --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 28 October 2011 - The expansion of the national electricity grid, based on the Cahora Bassa dam, across most of Mozambique has greatly reduced the level of carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s electricity sector.
Making this statement at a seminar here, Telma Manjate â€’ key expert on climate change in the Environment Ministry â€’ said that electricity was the only sector of the Mozambican economy that had managed to reduce its carbon emissions since 1990.
grievances on safety
in mining]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 05 October 2011 - Eskom officials were included with representatives of the Chamber of Mines and the departments of Labour and Mineral Resources, when about 3 500 mineworkers submitted a memorandum of grievances on health and safety in the mining industry.