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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Cargill set to produce natural ester fluid for SA electrical grid

Cargill Bioindustrial South Africa announced that its natural ester fluid production line in Isando, Gauteng is complete, following the recent approval of...
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Op-Ed: Setting the record straight about nuclear power

Nuclear power is in South Africa's energy plans and energy minister Gwede Mantashe made this clear in 2019 announcing nuclear a "no regrets option".
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DEFF orders Eskom to shut down Kendal power station

South Africa's environment minister, Barbara Creecy, has rejected Eskom’s objection on a complicance order for its Kendal power plant emissions.
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The Gambia wins World Bank aid to reform the energy sector

The World Bank has approved a $30 million grant to help The Gambia to improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors.

Virtual AUW highlights: Revenue management best practices

The virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa webinar session on municipal revenue management took place on 15 May 2020.
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Hydropower associations unite on a post-COVID-19 recovery pathway

As the single largest source of renewable electricity, 16 hydropower associations have set out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy recovery.
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Mantashe gazettes ministerial directions on energy and petroleum products

Gwede Mantashe has issued a directional blueprint guiding the implementation of provisions of the Regulations relating to permitted goods and services.
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Crisis management: Utilities under siege

The ESI Africa logo on the front cover of this edition takes on a visual representation of our support for the industry in times of crisis management.
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African Development Fund provides relief for São Tomé and Príncipe

The board of the African Development Fund approved a donation of $6.78m to São Tomé and Príncipe to implement the first phase of the economic reform.

Cape Town makes a case before High Court for electricity generation

The City of Cape Town seeks to develop its own clean electricity capacity without requiring the national energy minister’s permission.

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