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.

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Brazil to host floating solar PV at its Batalha hydropower dam

Carrying out the complex floating solar power project for Furnas Centrais Elétricas, Tractebel will develop the plant using 90,900 modules at the hydro dam.
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#SONA2020: Renewable energy sector celebrates pledge to bid window 5

The South African Wind Energy Association, along with the broader renewable energy sector have welcomed the announcement that bid window 5 will open soon.
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Highlights from #SONA2020: In case you missed it

Watch the video as our editor, Nicolette Pombo-Van Zyl, gives you a quick update on #SONA2020 in her Morning Coffee With ESI Africa chat.

Ramaphosa speaks openly about South Africa’s limited energy supply

While delivering the 2020 State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke openly about South Africa’s limited energy supply.

GOGLA: Solar home systems proves hit in India

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The future of trade publications: The ability to adapt and add...

Clarion Events Africa's trade publications namely Mining Review Africa, ESI Africa and Smart Energy International has managed to evolve with the times.
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Only in Africa: Changing the way we change Africa’s story

Changing the quip "Only in Africa" from a negative connotation to a positive narrative about living in or doing business in Africa.
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Nigeria gains USTDA’s support for a 1,350MW gas-to-power plant

“This USTDA feasibility study will provide the informed analysis needed to address critical energy generation in Nigeria,” said Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA’s Acting Director.
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South Africa approves new standards for embedded generation

The SABS has approved commercial installation standards up to 1MW for the safe operation of embedded generation for consumers, installers and grid operators.
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Over 140 countries commit to enhancing global nuclear security

Over 140 countries have adopted a declaration at the IAEA conference to enhance global nuclear security and counter the threat of nuclear terrorism.

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