According to the high commission, the money is part of a global fund which seeks to build prosperity “by increasing exports and investments, opening markets, and ensuring access to resources and energy security.
Dipuo Peters]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 22 February 2012 - Energy efficiency is South Africa’s best short-term hope to meet future electricity demand in the face of ongoing tight supply, says energy minister Dipuo Peters.
Making this point in an address to an energy indaba here, Peters said that in view of serious capacity limitations infrastructure development was a lengthy process, and could not be seen as an interim measure to solve the energy crisis.
South Africa]17 February 2012 - At a press briefing to report upon ABB’s annual results, CEO of ABB South Africa Carlos Pone said that energy efficiency drives, growth in mining and the oil and gas sectors, as well as renewables projects are some of the sectors where the company sees future growth for the company in Africa.
[img:Prepaid1b_0.jpg|Eskom working to
end problems with
its pre-paid, on-line
vending system.]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 02 February 2012 - Eskom Holdings is investigating the cause of slow performance on its prepaid online vending system, the South African national power utility has confirmed.
The system is used by prepaid customers to purchase electricity tokens.
[img:Kariba1b_0.jpg|Energy sharing â€’
the subject of talks
this week between the
Zimbabwe Power Company
and a special SADC
delegation.]Harare, Zimbabwe --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 31 January 2012 - A 30-member delegation from the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC’s) Directorate of Infrastructure and Services will be visiting Zimbabwe this week to discuss the possibilities for future co-operation in the energy field.
Eskom spokeswoman Hillary Joffe said the country was running on a margin of as little as 2%, and reiterated that the utility had urged all users to cut power use by at least 10%.
Kamsar â€’ scene of
the protests]Conakry, Guinea --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 20 January 2012 - At least one person was killed and more than 30 were injured as Guinean soldiers fired on a crowd protesting against electricity cuts in the port city of Kamsar, north of the capital city of Guinea.
An official from the Guinean Bauxite Company (CBG), which provides electricity to the town, said violence had erupted leaving at least one dead from a bullet wound after soldiers had opened fire on the protesters.
“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.