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.


South Africa’s plans for nuclear new build programme gains support

The Women in Nuclear South Africa welcomes the move by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to issue the RFI for the nuclear new build programme.
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South Africa begins preparatory work for nuclear build programme

South Africa has published the Request for Information for the commencement of preparations for a nuclear build programme to the extent of 2,500MW.

Op-Ed: Impact of COVID-19 on oil demand and LNG developments

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe, the energy sector is suffering from the impending losses both in employment and revenue.
rural electrification

Quest for expression of interest: Gas thermal power plant in Cameroon

The government of Cameroon seeks to pre-qualify partners for the study, construction, and operation of a gas-fired thermal power plant in Limbé.

Future Energy East Africa to go ahead as virtual event

"The industry is eager to engage, ask questions, find solutions and close deals." The Virtual Future Energy East Africa event offers this and more.
gas industry

Global natural gas markets record major demand shock

2020 is on its way to experiencing the largest recorded demand shock in the history of global natural gas markets, states IEA.
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GenCos react to calls to reverse power sector privatisation

GenCos state that they have fulfilled all aspects of obligations and guidelines regarding the power sector privatisation in Nigeria.
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AfDB debars contractor for corrupt practices in Mauritius project

AfDB has debarred Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor for corrupt practices in a power generation project financed by the bank in Mauritius.
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Solar costs continue to break records aiding an energy transition

IEEFA states: “...the tariff required is a direct function of the solar resource, the capital cost of installation and the required rate of return for debt."
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Standard Bank board: Fossil fuel ties brought to light

Seven of the Standard Bank board are conflicted on climate change-related matters by virtue of their ties to the fossil fuel industry, states Just Share.

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