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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High Court favours Eskom in judgement against NERSA

The judgement means that Eskom will now be in a position to recover prudent and efficient costs that were incurred in the three financial years.

Nigeria: President Buhari to launch AKK gas pipeline project

President Muhammadu Buhari will on 30 June launch the construction of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project.
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White paper: SSA’s electricity generation forecast to 2040

SSA’s generation mix is remarkably undiversified, with most economies generating the bulk of their electricity through three or fewer sources, states Frost & Sullivan.
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Applications for Women in Hydropower Mentorship closes in August

The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Programme is now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 year. Applications close on 3 August 2020.
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Utilities to increase micro-grid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their micro-grid capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.
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Kibo Energy obtains £1 million in investment

Kibo Energy has secured £1 million investment that will enable it continue to advance its diverse energy project portfolio comprising 1,255MW.
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Eskom revised dates: Coal power plants to be completed by 2023

Eskom has committed to completing the construction of Medupi coal power station this year, while Kusile will be completed by 2023.

Talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam still ongoing

Ongoing negotiations between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia aimed at reaching an agreement on filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are failing.
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Ed’s note: Africa’s grand hydropower scheme enters a ‘Dragon’s Den’

The latest news on the world’s largest hydropower scheme is that the DRC is determined to move ahead with the Grand Inga project.
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Eskom: Unplanned breakdowns reported by SA power utility

South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced the unexpected loss of four large units due to unplanned breakdowns.

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