Generation

Power generation is the process of producing electric power from sources of primary energy. Energy resources can be classified in three categories namely renewable, fossil, and nuclear. Within the generation categories renewable comprise of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, natural gas For utilities in the electric power industry, generation is the stage prior to the delivery of power to end users (transmission, distribution, etc.) or its storage (using, for example, the pumped-storage method). Electricity generation is carried out in power stations also called power plants.

Hybrid power

Webinar 30 April: Hybrid power in the mining sector

Join Mining Review Africa and ESI-Africa for a joint Webinar that looks at how hybrid energy solutions can be successfully incorporated into African mining operations.
power generation

S.Africa: Power generation system will meet low lockdown demand

Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding for the duration of the COVID-19 national lockdown as demand for power generation has dropped.

COVID-19 crisis highlights the need for energy security, says IEA

The energy sector is uniquely affected by COVID-19 and this emphasises the need to bolster energy security, says the IEA's Executive Director.
nuclear energy operations

Global nuclear energy operations responding to COVID-19

Building on an already strong safety culture, nuclear energy operations worldwide have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social distancing.
Coal

Coal power generation is booming in China and Japan

Japan and China are becoming the drivers of new coal-fired capacity worldwide, according to a new report by various environmental advocacy groups.

World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

2020 marks the ninth time Eaton has been named one of the most ethical companies on Ethisphere’s annual list for the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Effective storage solutions are essential to the success of Eskom’s turnaround

Seydou Kane, MD at Eaton South Africa explains how storage solutions will help grow the energy mix in response to government’s recently released plans.
coal sector

6 Strategies to manage COVID-19 risk in South Africa’s coal sector

Providing energy to South Africa during the COVID-19 lockdown is essential, making suppliers, such as for coal, to Eskom vital to the energy sector.

Live webinar series – COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management

Join this live virtual discussion where we bring you the best insights from key utilities around the world who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.
amendment schedule 2

S.Africa: Amendment to S2 gives effect to 2020 SONA commitments

Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted an amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) in South Africa.

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