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.

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Nigeria: How the electricity supply industry performed in Q2 2020

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a report, outlining the performance of the electricity supply industry in Q2 2020.
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Op-ed: South Africans cannot afford hydropower from Inga 3

Pursuing Inga 3 will be much more expensive for South Africa compared to domestic wind and solar generation, writes the International Rivers.
GWEC India to help develop India’s vast wind power potential

GWEC: Nearly 30GW of new wind energy capacity was auctioned in...

GWEC Market Intelligence states that about 30GW of new wind energy capacity was awarded globally through auctions in the second half of 2020.
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SA taxpayers exposed to nuclear waste disposal and decommissioning liabilities

The NRWDI in South Africa confirmed that "not one Rand has been put into the proposed [nuclear waste disposal] fund..." writes Chris Yelland.
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Global Wind Energy Council appoints new COO to lead global operations

The Global Wind Energy Council has appointed a chief operating officer, Stewart Mullin, who previously worked at MHI Vestas.

GE: Pathways to faster decarbonisation with gas and renewables

While renewables are growing rapidly, increases are not occurring fast enough, and they are still projected to provide less than half of the global electricity supply by 2040.

KenGen wins contract to drill three geothermal wells in Djibouti

KenGen has signed a $6m contract with Djiboutian Office of Geothermal Energy Development to drill three geothermal wells in the country.

High Court ruling sets Eskom 15.63% tariff hike in motion

Eskom Chief Financial Officer, Calib Cassim welcomed the court's decision and stressed that poor residential customers will continue to be supported.
Siemens Energy scores a deal in the Mozambique LNG project

Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project and AfDB win project finance award

The Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project and the African Development Bank have jointly received the Global Multilateral Deal of the Year 2020.

Hydropower Sustainability Fund open for applications until May 2021

The Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund will award a total of $1.02 million to 40 or more hydropower projects over four years.

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