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.

Sasol

Sasol invests in chemical and energy portfolios instead of oil

Sasol announced it plans to look beyond the near-term measures and position its business for sustained profitability in a low oil price environment.
regional interconnection

IDA finances regional interconnection project in Central Africa

The World Bank has allocated $385 million to help increase access to energy and enable regional power interconnection and trade between Cameroon and Chad.
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso increases generation capacity by 55MW

Burkina Faso's SONABEL has worked with MAN Energy Solutions to increase generation capacity by 55MW with the expansion of one of its power plants.
hydropower ceos

Hydropower CEOs discuss sustainable recovery with the IEA

Eleven CEOs agree that economic stimulus packages involving investment in sustainable hydro and other renewables are essential to Covid-19 recovery efforts.
South Africa nuclear

Ed’s note: Nuclear makes a comeback in South Africa’s energy mix

In South Africa, we knew the new nuclear energy build programme was coming, and yet the formal request for information took some by surprise.
new nuclear build

Op-Ed: RFI is not a licence application for a nuclear installation

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa says the Request for Information is not a licence application for a nuclear installation or a procurement process.
Nuclear

South Africa: Participants urged to present accurate data for nuclear programme

In order to achieve a successful process of the RFI, SARPA urge participants in the RFI exercise to supply the DMRE with accurate and truthful information.
CEF

CEF fast-tracking rationalisation of its three subsidiaries

The CEF Board has given the go-ahead to start a process to consolidate its three subsidiaries, PetroSA, Strategic Fuel Fund and Igas.
Nuclear

Youth Month fitting for RFI on South Africa’s new nuclear build...

The South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society welcomes the Request For Information by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.
Musanze hydropower plant

Increase climate resilience of African hydropower – IEA

With Africa projected to experience increasing climate hazards for the remainder of the 21st century, and hydropower generation needed to enhance the continent’s...

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