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.


Ghana starts renegotiating existing power purchase agreements

The Ghana Ministry of Finance and CENIT Energy Limited (CEL) have agreed to amend their power purchase agreement (PPA), opening a new chapter on the country's electrification journey.
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Mantashe signs off on Section 34 Ministerial Determinations

The DMRE quietly signed off and gazetted Section 34 Ministerial Determinations that will hopefully lead the country’s energy transition.
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Procurement bidding process for emergency electricity explained

The DMRE gazetted the Minister of Energy’s Sector 34 determination and convened a bidders’ conference about emergency power procurement.
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Coal sector workers need upskilling for a just energy transition

RES4Africa has recently released a report analysing the reskilling framework necessary for South Africa to achieve a just energy transition away from coal.
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Solar power, in clear view

When the sun doesn’t shine, there is no solar power but that’s not strictly true as witnessed in communities throughout Africa.
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Solar to manufacture cool drinks and power the grid simultaneously

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa is expanding the solar power generation capacity of its manufacturing facilities.
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Myths and questions answered: Weaknesses of wind and solar

It is claimed that wind and solar are the cheapest sources of electricity and these sources should dominate future electricity supply. This analysis questions additional costs.
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Webinar 30 September: Harnessing hydropower in the DRC

Join ESI Africa, Mining Review Africa, DRC Mining Week, and Knight Piesold as we examine the potential of hydroelectric power in the DRC, for the benefit of the mining industry and the surrounding communities.

South Africa speaks openly about its nuclear power plans

Nuclear power will continue to play a vital role in South Africa’s energy mix, says minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe.

Nuclear associations of South Africa demand construction new plants

In a statement released to the media NECSA scientist Thomas Sibiya said the associations had gathered to demonstrate their support for the nuclear industry at Pretoria-Sunnyside Jubilee Park on Saturday.

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