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.


Coega supports measures to ensuring SA’s energy supply security

The Coega Development Corporation welcomes the measures announced by the DMRE to ensuring South Africa’s security in the energy supply.

No country to be left behind, AfDB unveils $10bn facility

The AfDB has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic.

IAEA reviews Japan’s water storage proposal for nuclear plant

IAEA welcomes Japan's plan on how to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

World-first for Seychelles: IPP to develop largest floating solar plant

A French developer is set out to construct a floating solar array on a saltwater lagoon in Seychelles under a 25-year PPA with Public Utilities Corporation.
lockdown interventions

Mantashe finds lockdown interventions lagging in SA’s energy and mining

In SA, mines supplying Eskom are essential services; however, the DMRE minister found some operations lagging behind in COVID-19 lockdown interventions.

juwi awarded Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project O&M contract

juwi Renewable Energies’ subsidiary, juwi Solar ZA O&M 1 has been awarded the contract for the O&M of the Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project in South Africa.
wind power capacity

IPPs to challenge Eskom’s force majeure on wind farms

Eskom is proposing to curtail operational wind farms citing reduced demand in relation to COVID-19, claiming force majeure.
Koeberg Unit 2

Eskom to take Koeberg nuclear power plant Unit 2 off the...

In South Africa, Eskom plans on doubling its maintenance efforts including taking Unit 2 of its nuclear power plant off the grid for a month.
Crisis management

Tune in for best practice in crisis management across the globe

In these exceptional times, utility continuity plans and crisis management must be coupled with best practice guidelines in providing essential services.
coal sector

SA Energy Minister surprises collieries with unannounced visit

On Tuesday, the South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy conducted unannounced mine visits at three colliers which supply coal to Eskom.

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