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.

Webinar recording: Africa’s power generation

In this webinar, we challenged 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 recording: Localising power infrastructure projects within South Africa’s IRP 2019

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 recording: Small scale hydro opportunities in East Africa

This session addresses opportunities such as the skills needed to upscale the use of small scale hydropower in isolated communities.
earth tremor

Earth tremor off the coast of Africa’s only nuclear power station

An earth tremor with a magnitude of 3.4 on the Richter scale occurred approximately 50km West South-West of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant in the early hours of 17 November.
Digital Energy Festival for Africa - African Utility Week

Digital Energy Festival: The countdown starts for #DAUW…

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter is among key speakers for the opening session of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa on 24 November.
A lump of uranium (nuclear) can provide a lifetime energy supply

A lump of uranium can provide a lifetime supply of nuclear...

"A lump of uranium or about a Coke can of uranium can provide me with all the power I need for my entire life," says Michael Shellenberger, best-selling author of “Apocalypse Never”.

Scaling up current innovations to meet the energy demand

Dr Nicola Lazenby, Project Director at the Energy Catalyst programme notes that innovations have enabled millions of people to gain energy access.

Out of the coal age and into the stor-age

Seydou Kane, managing director for South Africa at Eaton, considers the shift away from coal towards renewables – and the potential for a future microgrid energy market in South Africa
gas exporting countries

Forum for gas exporting countries reviews market position

This year’s gas exporting countries forum assessed the dynamics in the natural gas industry's numerous challenges and declines in revenue.

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