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.

Kenya’s geothermal generation picking up steam

Kenya’s geothermal generation picking up steam

With the recent completion of the Menengai geothermal power plant, Kenya has now more than tripled its production from 198MW to almost 672MW in just six years.
ICT

IHA’s new training academy to advance sustainable hydropower

The International Hydropower Association's new training academy will expand and improve knowledge in hydropower sustainability.
Ethiopia’s Tulu Moye geothermal power project gets a US grant

Ethiopia’s Tulu Moye geothermal power project gets US grant

The US DFC has committed $1.55 million in technical development for the Tulu Moye geothermal power project in Ethiopia.

Digital Energy Festival update – Thursday theatre

The Digital Energy Festival takes you on a six-week journey into the African energy community with interactive sessions and unlimited networking.
Digital Energy for Africa - women, gender equality

Gender equality at centre of Digital Energy Festival for Africa

“Young women must be deliberate with the choices they make when they enter the sector.”
Municipalities given the green light to procure power from IPPs

Municipalities given the green light to procure power from IPPs

South Africa has gazetted amendments to the electricity regulations, enabling municipalities to develop their own power generation projects.
South African economy recovery plans prioritise energy security

South African economy recovery plans prioritise energy security

Government's newly unveiled Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan puts energy security at the forefront to rebuild the economy.
dry type reactors

Dry type reactor from Trafo saves power for SA bank

Installation of a fit-for-purpose design for a replacement dry type reactor for a major banking company’s backup power generating system.
Siemens Energy scores a deal in the Mozambique LNG project

Siemens Energy scores a deal in the Mozambique LNG project

Siemens Energy will supply emissions-reducing power generation equipment and boil-off gas compressors for the Mozambique LNG Project.
IRP

Webinar 17 November: Let’s make haste on South Africa’s IRP

Can the South African energy market stride ahead of the Integrated Resource Plan’s (IRP) objectives? Join SANEA to find out more during a live digital dialogue.

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