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AUW & POWERGEN Africa: The (digital) show will go on!

The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.

Rand volatility: Routes to manage energy sector participants’ exposure

The South African economy has been severely disrupted and seen large contractions in its GDP due to the lockdown with knock-on effect on the Rand.
energy poverty

Urban energy poverty needs a smart resolution

Can smart energy solutions increase access to electricity and therefore reduce energy poverty? Energy expert Peta Wolpe, addresses this topic.

‘Prosumers’ have the potential to shift and disrupt the energy landscape

Prosumers could be manufacturers, businesses, or groups of consumers that have the potential to cause a shift in the structure of the energy industry.

Eskom: Impact of illegal connections leads to load reduction

Eskom is embarking on a strong communications drive to educate the public about illegal connections, the load reduction drive and other issues impacting the national power grid.
tariffs

Ed’s note: Cost-reflective tariffs vs. the South African consumer

The latest court battle between NERSA and Eskom, which holds the energy monopoly, will see power tariffs increase from 116.72c/kWh to 128.24c/kWh in 2021.
high court

Eskom wins tariffs hike case, overruling energy regulator

The judgement on the Eskom board review of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s decision on the MYPD 4 was delivered on Tuesday.

Op-ed: ‘System flexibility’ can address power crisis in South Africa

South Africa needs flexible capacity that can be implemented quickly, cost effectively, and that will support a just energy transition, writes Wayne Glossop, business development manager at Wärtsilä South Africa.
energy technology

SA energy sector stakeholders urged to cooperate not compete

Various other energy sector stakeholders recently met with South African Mineral Resources and Energy minister Gwede Mantashe, to discuss sector collaboration.

Water treatment works project to benefit SANDF Air Force Base

SANEDI is partnering with the Department of Defence for a water treatment works project at the SANDF Air Force Base in Limpopo.

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