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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Eskom CEO’s push for cost-reflective tariffs welcomed

“Definitely, the taxpayer in South Africa is quite tired of having to foot the bill for mismanagement and maladministration…”
Natural gas will continue to be an important part of the global energy portfolio as sub-Saharan Africa navigates the energy transition to tackle climate change.

Op-ed: The future of natural gas in sub-Saharan Africa’s future

Gas has a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to renewables, says GE Gas Power's commercial growth director, Michael Konadu.
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter keynote at AUW

Eskom CEO addresses utility’s stability at #AUW-PGAF

"One has got to keep the focus on turning the business around."
Enlit Africa rebrand

African Utility Week announces new brand and vision: Enlit Africa

“Our new brand will continue to be Africa’s premier meeting place for the entire power, energy and water value chain."
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e-GUIDE: “We see diversity in consumption”

The Electricity Consumption Prediction service will allow utilities and off-grid companies alike to identify where opportunities exist to stimulate consumption.
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NERSA takes action on new nuclear power procurement

NERSA consultation paper states that the DMRE will be responsible for procuring South Africa's new nuclear build. Have your say before 5 February 2021.

Webinar recording: Africa’s power generation

In this webinar, we challenge industry experts to address what the power generation market in Africa realistically can expect in terms of conducting business.

Fireside chat: GenderLens with Karen de Bruyn

Tune in for this popular broadcast, the GenderLens season 1 in conversation with motivated women in energy in South Africa.

Webinar 24 Nov: Localising power infrastructure projects within South Africa’s IRP...

How does South Africa’s regulatory organs of government and financing institutions intend to maximise the opportunity in a sustainable manner for the South African economy?
small scale hydropower

Webinar 24 Nov: Small scale hydro opportunities in East Africa

This session will address opportunities such as the skills needed to upscale the use of small scale hydropower in isolated communities.

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