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.

renewable energy sector

Minister Mantashe recognises women leadership in the energy sector

SA's minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, applauds women that have been appointed to senior executive positions in the energy sector.
cost factor

Cost factor: Coal-fired power 0, renewable energy 1, finds IRENA

Examining the cost factor, the same amount of money invested in renewable power today produces more new capacity than it would have a decade ago.
status of the system

Eskom CEO responds to MP’s question about R5 billion payment

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has responded to questions arising from a virtual meeting held by South Africa's Parliament Standing Committee on Appropriations.
supply chain

Op-Ed: The manufacturing industry cannot ignore looming carbon tax

Implementation of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act is going to put a strain on pollution-heavy industries' bottom line, such as the manufacturing industry.

“Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa”

AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.
Strategic Fuel Fund

Strategic Fuel Fund gains former dept. of energy DG, Magubane

The CEF Board has appointed former Director-General for the Department of Energy Nelisiwe Magubane as the new Chairperson of the Strategic Fuel Fund.

Consortium commits $15bn toward LNG project in Mozambique

African Corporate and Investment Bank, RMB, has announced that an LNG project in Mozambique is expected to receive $15bn of financing commitments at a signing scheduled for June 2020.
West Africa

West Africa: Hydro to support solar and wind in smart renewable...

The Smart Renewable Electricity Portfolios in West Africa study explores hydropower's support of intermittent solar and wind in a climate-friendly manner.
DMRE update

S.Africa: Update on DMRE interventions to combat the spread of COVID-19

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa announcement that South Africa will move to alert level 3 of the nationwide lockdown, the Department...
cost-reflective tariffs

Electricity distribution operators survived COVID-19 emergency

Electricity distribution operators successfully kept the lights on for the world during the lockdowns imposed in the initial stages of COVID-19 emergency.

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