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Getting to grips with light bulbs

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Electrically Speaking 

IT web to facilitate real-time electricity trading in SADC

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The Southern African Power Pool is planning to overlay its electricity trading environment with a $15-million IT web that will facilitate real-time, cross-border power-broking throughout the SADC. 

SA in Africa power talks

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Africa will be the focus of State electricity utility Eskom’s energies in the near future. 

Electrical company streamlines

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Technical solutions company PTM, of Witbank, Mpumalanga, which was incorporated into Eskom Enterprises in January this year, has started repackaging some of its services. 

Regulator pleased with progress of the electrification process

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

More funding, more power

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

Electrification by State utility Eskom continues to grow

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

Electricity for 2000 and beyond

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Electrification 

Pilot sites sought in greenhouse-gas fight

By: System Author     11th February 2000 South Africa’s main power generator, Eskom, is committed to the ‘clean development mechanism’ concept to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while promoting national development. 

Jhb plans to create separate power utility

By: System Author     28th January 2000 As part of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s Igoli 2000 programme to improve the state of the local authority, it has embarked on a process to transform the electricity department into a separate utility company. 

Tenders for power station dismantling close Feb 15

By: System Author     21st January 2000 A contract is to be awarded for the dismantling of the Highveld power station near Sasolburg in the Free State by State-owned electricity utility Eskom before mid-year. 

Namibian power privatisation looms

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Namibia’s State-owned electricity utility, Nampower, has signalled a willingness to embrace either full or partial privatisation. 

Bright sparks for the new millennium

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Electrically Speaking 

SA wins Nigerian contracts

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Two South African companies have won a multimillion-dollar contract to install fibre optic cable on 

National Electricity Regulator: the latest

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The long-awaited restructuring of the electricity supply industry should be able to proceed full steam ahead following the announcement of the ‘transformed and realigned’ National Electricity Regulator. 

R54-million contract for Mozal substation

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

Genset contract strikes sparks

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

Lesotho is eyeing water and power projects worth R1bn

By: System Author     26th November 1999 South Africa’s neighbour, Lesotho, is considering water and electricity projects worth more than R1-billion for early next century. 

Power generating plant, Free State

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Eskom is to issue an enquiry for the sale, demolition and removal of all the power-generating plant at its mothballed Highveld power station. 

Small business: active but not good enough

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Although there are not enough small and micro companies in South Africa yet, there is significant activity in this area. 

Programme turns on the lights for the masses

By: System Author     19th November 1999 econstruction & Development 

State power utility demonstrates that it is up to Y2K challenge

By: System Author     19th November 1999 As the new millennium looms ever nearer, State power utility Eskom has announced that it has completed the necessary testing to ensure its Y2K compliance. 

SA firm takes over where African one left off

By: System Author     12th November 1999 A leading South African engineering company has been called in to take over another company’s work on a hydro-electric power dam in Malawi. 

Wind-energy farm, Western Cape

By: System Author     12th November 1999 The 10 MW Darling demonstration wind farm, an initiative by the Oelsner Group, is nearing implementation stage, and commissioning of the first 5 MW phase is expected next year. 

How power can be brought to rural areas through technology

By: System Author     5th November 1999 A renewed focus is needed to bring electricity to the world’s rural areas. 

Substantial investment in SA infrastructure

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

SA’s first independent power option

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Lifeline offered to power station 

Russians conclude deal with SA utility

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Energomash Corporation, of Moscow, and electricity utility Eskom has the potential to open new markets in Asia and Africa. 

Placing the spotlight on electricity pricing

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Eskom sale would raise at least R80bn

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The full privatisation of State power utility Eskom would raise a minimum of R80-billion for the country. 

R12,5bn power station set for fifth unit

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The R12,5-billion Majuba power station near Volksrust, in Mpumalanga, is on schedule for commercial load of its fifth unit next April and the sixth the following year. 

New national control centre for energy

By: System Author     15th October 1999 The R27-million project to construct a new national control centre and upgrade existing facilities in Germiston, Gauteng, by State electricity utility, Eskom. 

Floating nuclear power stations

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Power utility has what it takes to be Telkom No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Electricity provider Eskom has the infrastructure to compete for the second fixed-line telecommunications licence to be awarded in either 2002 or 2003. 

Thulani Gcabashe - Eskom Enterprises

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Leaders 

Computerised turbine data

By: System Author     24th September 1999 To enable electricity utility Eskom to undertake preventive maintenance on turbines in its power stations, all its turbine equipment data is being computerised. 

Rewiring from the vantage of a milk crate

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Electrically Speaking 

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