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ArcelorMittal South Africa calls on IPPs for Solar PV installation

ArcelorMittal South Africa is inviting IPPs to participate in a request for information process for the supply and management of several PV power plants at its operations.
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Utilities to increase micro-grid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their micro-grid capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.
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Nuclear physicist and former Necsa exec to lead Wits University

The appointment of Prof. Vilakazi, a nuclear physicist, comes after the DMRE released the Request for Information for 2,500MW new nuclear power on 14 June 2020.
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Eskom revised dates: Coal power plants to be completed by 2023

Eskom has committed to completing the construction of Medupi coal power station this year, while Kusile will be completed by 2023.
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South Africa to adopt a zero-budgeting approach, Mboweni reveals

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced a zero-budgeting approach on programmes that the country can no longer afford.
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South Africa: Wind power industry ready to contribute to ‘green’ COVID-19...

What is the role of wind power in South Africa’s Economic Recovery, post-COVID-19? This question was a point of discussion in the...
Eskom RCA

Eskom: Unplanned breakdowns reported by SA power utility

South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced the unexpected loss of four large units due to unplanned breakdowns.
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South Africa: Wind farm receives locally manufactured transformer

Perdekraal East Wind Farm has received a 500MVA mega transformer that was locally manufactured in South Africa, meeting the local content requirements.
SAISC

South Africa prioritises infrastructure investment to revive economy

The Coronavirus pandemic has made infrastructure investment even more compelling, and more urgent, says the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ikeja Electric

Botswana grants first ever generation licenses to IPPs

Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority has allotted generation licenses to three IPPs for the construction of power plants with a 827MW generation capacity.

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