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Urgent discussions on utilities’ response to COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management webinar series is part of the #HeartForTheSector initiative as the energy sector prepares for post-pandemic challenges.
Koeberg Unit 2

Eskom to take Koeberg nuclear power plant Unit 2 off the...

In South Africa, Eskom plans on doubling its maintenance efforts including taking Unit 2 of its nuclear power plant off the grid for a month.
Crisis management

Tune in for best practice in crisis management across the globe

In these exceptional times, utility continuity plans and crisis management must be coupled with best practice guidelines in providing essential services.
Bokamoso Solar Park

Bokamoso Solar Park achieves over 1 million incident-free hours

A testament to local construction workers at the Bokamoso Solar Park as 1,006,793 Lost Time Incident free hours to end of February 2020 is achieved.

Lockdown is a force majeure for wind farm projects in construction

SAWEA has confirmed that a Government Notice has classified electricity production, supply and maintenance as essential services during lockdown.

Ripple effects of COVID-19 on China’s plan to link continents

A new report shows that the ripple effects of COVID-19 are affecting the nature, pace and scope of China’s Belt and Road Initiative activity in Africa.
power generation

S.Africa: Power generation system will meet low lockdown demand

Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding for the duration of the COVID-19 national lockdown as demand for power generation has dropped.

COVID-19 crisis highlights the need for energy security, says IEA

The energy sector is uniquely affected by COVID-19 and this emphasises the need to bolster energy security, says the IEA's Executive Director.
nuclear energy operations

Global nuclear energy operations responding to COVID-19

Building on an already strong safety culture, nuclear energy operations worldwide have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social distancing.

Coal power generation is booming in China and Japan

Japan and China are becoming the drivers of new coal-fired capacity worldwide, according to a new report by various environmental advocacy groups.

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