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.

wind turbine

SAWEA engages members on providing additional wind energy

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has engaged with its members to ascertain if the sector is able to provide additional power, in line with the recent call for additional energy from existing Independent Power Producers (IPPs) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
meadows energy

Meadows Energy to support partner on risk mitigation IPP programme

In South Africa, Meadows Energy, a 100% women-owned company, announced its partnership with G7 Renewable Energies for construction of the 128MW Oya Hybrid Energy Project as part of the RMIPPP programme.
energy transition

GE: Position paper on gas and renewables in SA’s energy transition

GE released a paper sharing their position on South Africa’s energy transition and the role they believe gas power and renewables will play in accelerating the country’s energy transition.
Lake Turkana

Wind farm at Lake Turkana recorded a high capacity factor

Earlier this year, the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) farm, consisting of 365 turbines, recorded its highest capacity factor rating.
Innovation

Ed’s note: The 5Ds, according to Africa and global stakeholders

Using an engaging platform, Enlit Africa asked the audience to take a poll on which of the 5Ds they believe is the most important in achieving our energy transition.
Vuyo Matiwane

VUYO MATIWANE on drawing South Africa’s wind and solar map

In an exclusive interview, Vuyo Matiwane, grid manager at BTE Renewables, shares that testing and commissioning can be a challenging time as it is the most critical part of the project.
Natural gas supply

South Africa braces for the gas revolution

South Africa is in dire need of secure energy access, coupled with a clear pathway to decarbonisation.
Anil Saboo President of IEEMA

ANIL SABOO: The President of IEEMA on India’s connection to Africa

Anil Saboo, president of IEEMA, shares that the Indian power sector is undergoing a significant change that has redefined the industry outlook – a scenario that can benefit the African region.
minister mantashe

Energy minister Mantashe: “Energy security at centre of recovery”

At the Enlit Africa digital event, Minister Mantashe said South Africa was making steady progress on its hydrogen society roadmap and invited collaboration at technical and financial levels.
tracking sdg 7

A report on tracking SDG 7 identifies Africa as a priority...

Universal access to sustainable energy will remain elusive if the supply of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is not expedited to meet the demand. This is especially true for countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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