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Eskom

Renewable-energy revolution encouraged for South Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 While State-owned power utility Eskom, with support from government, needs an ambitious and transformative plan to produce, consume and share energy in the country, South Africa is naturally geared towards significant renewable- energy production, states independent campaigning organisation... 

Power utility should continue investment – consulting group

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 Despite differing views in industry, State-owned power generation utility Eskom can still generate sufficient power to keep the lights on, even while functioning on a tight reserve margin and with industry not firing on all cylinders, states global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan... 

Power utility should continue investment – consulting group
LIGHTS ON Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that Eskom will be able to manage the grid this winter

Additional pumps supply for power stations

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 Pumps and pump components manufacturer, servicer and supplier APE Pumps received R11-million worth of pumps supply, installation and refurbishment contracts for State-owned power utility Eskom’s power stations this year, APE Pumps GM Richard Rudling tells Engineering News. While APE Sangus –... 

Additional pumps supply for power stations
PUMPS SUPPLY APE Pumps will supply cooling water recirculation pumps to various Eskom power stations

Eskom obliged to sell power to SADC 

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Although South Africa’s power system is severely constrained, State-owned power utility Eskom will continue to sell electricity to neighbouring countries, says Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi. Tsotsi, who was speaking at the quarterly state-of-the-system briefing at the utility’s Megawatt Park head... 

Eskom obliged to sell power to SADC
Photo by Duane Daws
ZOLA TSOTSI South Africa is a member of the Southern African Development Community and is obliged to trade fairly with other member States

Eskom receives new mobile distribution switching stations

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group has extended its market reach into mobile distribution switching, with the successful handover of four 22/11 kV mobile distribution switching stations to State-owned power utility Eskom’s Central region, in February, and the subsequent receipt of an... 

Eskom receives new mobile distribution switching stations
SAFETY FOCUS Safety was a major factor during the design phase of the mobile distribution switching stations

Auxiliary transformers ready for Kusile

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group has delivered 18 auxiliary transformers to State-owned power utility Eskom’s new 4 800 MW Kusile coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga, and is ready to deliver 12 more auxiliary transformers that are currently stored at the company’s Middleburg... 

Auxiliary transformers ready for Kusile
IMPORTANT COMPONENT Auxiliary transformers are a vital element of the Kusile plant

Cable manufacturer supplies Eskom

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Local power cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables, a Powertech company within the JSE-listed Altron Group, is supplying cables to State-owned power utility Eskom for use on several of the utility’s new build projects, including the 4 800 MW Kusile coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga. The company... 

Cable manufacturer supplies Eskom
LONG-TERM COMMITMENT Aberdare Cables has been supplying products to Eskom for since 1954

Company hopes for rebate programme continuation

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom’s standard offer rebate programme encouraged companies to implement energy reduction technologies and many local companies would benefit from it being reinstated, says local engineering, procurement and construction company and energy efficiency solutions provider... 

Company hopes for rebate programme continuation
KAMALLUDIEN PARKER The standard offer rebate programme encouraged commercial, industrial and residential users to install energy efficient systems

Generation and distribution crucial for South Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Much emphasis is placed on State-owned power utility Eskom’s lack of electricity generation capacity but distribution is an equally important issue for South Africa, management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture South Africa Energy senior executive Kenneth Robinson... 

Generation and distribution crucial  for South Africa
Photo by Duane Daws
POWER PRIORITY According to the Integrated Resource Plan for 2010, South Africa requires an additional 40 000 MW over the next 20 years

Solar power solution to energy woes

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Increasing electricity demand in South Africa has resulted in the depletion of State-owned power utility Eskom’s electricity generation reserves. This poses a significant challenge for the country, as Eskom currently relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, which produce about 90% of its... 

Tel-Screw Profile

16th May 2014 Standard, special fasteners and overhead line products manufacturer Tel-Screw, which was established in 1970, is equipped to do all types of bending and forming. The company’s capabilities include cold heading, hot forging, thread rolling, screw cutting, hot bending, cold bending, automatic... 

Tel-Screw Profile

IPP programmes on track – Eskom  

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom contracted a total of 6 352 MW from about 82 power purchase agreements (PPAs) with private-sector electricity generators within the borders of South Africa under the Independent Power Producer (IPP) programmes, said Eskom Transmission single buyer office head... 

IPP programmes  on track – Eskom
Eskom single buyer office head Yousuf Haffajee discusses the status of the independent power producer programmes.

Company empowers the Emalahleni community through donations

16th May 2014 Deutsche Telekom information technology business T-Systems South Africa has empowered the community of Emalahleni, in Mpumalanga, with the donation of 38 laptops, including software, accessories and training, to 19 local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in March. T-Systems says that this... 

Company empowers the Emalahleni community through donations
GERT SCHOONBEE As a large supplier of solutions and services to Eskom, T-Systems is proud to be a part of the Kusile Package 22 initiative

New technology to enhance situational awareness for Eskom  

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 Power delivery currently faces many challenges including decreasing reserves, an increase in renewable generation and changes in electricity loads – it is, therefore, important that State-owned power utility Eskom manages these challenges by having near real-time observation of the health of the... 

New technology to enhance situational awareness for Eskom
Eskom Power Delivery Engineering division smart grid technologies and operational data chief engineer Reshin Moodley and Eskom System Operator, specialised studies senior engineer Brian Berry explain the advantages of the new PMU technology. Video and video editing: Darlene Creamer

Eskom braces for tough winter  

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom will scale down its plans to repair power plants during winter to ensure the country has sufficient electricity supply during this period, Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins said during a New Age breakfast briefing, held in Midrand, Johannesburg, last month. He... 

Eskom braces for  tough winter
Department of Energy deputy director-general Dr Wolsey Barnard discusses the challenges facing the national grid.

SEA to assist in electricity grid infrastructure expansion

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 The national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is collaborating with State-owned power generation utility Eskom, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) to facilitate the expansion of electricity grid... 

SEA to assist in electricity grid infrastructure expansion
Photo by Duane Daws
GRID EXPANSION A strategic environmental assessment will facilitate the expansion of electricity grid infrastructure in South Africa

Eskom brings mothballed stations back to life

13th December 2013 The Eskom Holdings’ Board of Directors took a decision in 2004 to return three power stations, Camden, Grootvlei, and Komati, which had been mothballed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, due to the declining reserve margin and the prohibition on constructing new generating capacity. The... 

Eskom brings mothballed stations back to life
Photo by Eskom
U7 turbogen top view at Camden station

Coal is a reliable and cost-effective means of generating power – analyst

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th June 2013 South Africa has enough coal resources to supply all State-owned power utility Eskom’s existing power stations, plus ten more, says coal advisory firm XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost. 

Turnkey dosing station solution for Kriel power station

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th June 2013 The fabrication of two caustic dosing skids, destined for State-owned power utility Eskom’s 3 000 MW Kriel power station, in Mpumalanga is on track to be completed at the start of July; the skids will be shipped to site during the second week of July and will be installed by the end of that... 

Acoustic tube leak-detection system to be commissioned next month

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th June 2013 A South African-designed acoustic tube leak-detection system will be commissioned at Unit 3 of State-owned power utility Eskom’s 1 000 MW Komati coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga, next month. 

Acoustic tube leak-detection system to be commissioned next month

Special alloy products withstand heat, pressure, corrosion

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th June 2013 A contract to supply a range of high-alloy stainless steel valves, pipe, flanges and fittings was awarded to stainless steel, specialist alloys and valve supplier Energy Engineered Products and its associated company Multi Alloys in March for State-owned power utility Eskom’s R91.2-billion Medupi... 

Manufacturer undertakes several Medupi projects

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 Gauteng-based structural steel product manufacturer Structa Group has undertaken three projects for State-owned power utility Eskom’s coal-fired Medupi power station, in Limpopo. 

Businesses responsible for bulk of electricity theft – Eskom

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 The largest volume of electricity lost as a result of theft in South Africa occurs in the business and commercial sectors and not in residential areas.  

Emissions monitoring system ensures supply of electricity

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 Owing to uncertainty surrounding South Africa’s electricity supply, it is important for State-owned power utility Eskom to conform to legislation that governs emission limits, as forced shutdowns of its generating units is not an option for the country. 

Plant maintenance ensures reliable supply

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th May 2013 Maintaining boiler plants in South Africa is a challenge because of the fluctuating coal grade that is used, and a leading cause of boiler-tube damage is fly ash erosion, owing to the high ash content in the coal. 

Transmission network aims to provide reliable and stable power for SA

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th May 2013 The South African electricity transmission system faces the challenge of not only having to continuously keep up with the plans outlined in the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 but also having to ensure that there are reliable and stable power transmission networks... 

Monopoly on power must end

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th May 2013 For economic activity to be supported, more power generation in South Africa is needed; hence, we need more clarity from the Department of Energy on the role of independent power producers (IPPs) in power generation, given the constrained the power system operated by State-owned power utility... 

Medupi negatively impacting on environment and local community

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th May 2013 Environmental justice and developmental organisation groundWork’s media officer Megan Lewis says that the World Bank does not realise or act on the need to call for immediate action when evidence of damage, owing to projects it is involved with, is visible, such as the impact that South Africa’s... 

Inspection panel findings on impact of Medupi

17th May 2013 Following a request for inspection of the World Bank’s Eskom Investment Support Project (EISP) pertaining to the Medupi coal-fired power station in Limpopo, an inspection panel found that at system level the bank management’s assessment of South Africa’s legal and institutional framework is well... 

CSP prototype plant exceeds expectations

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th May 2013 The 150 kW concentrated solar power (CSP) heated prototype plant at State-owned power utility Eskom’s research and innovation centre in Rosherville, Germiston, has exceeded design expectations, as it presents immense potential for power station augmentation. 

Businesses need transparency to comply with energy efficient programmes

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions manufacturer LED Lighting South Africa CEO Pierre van Helden says rebate programmes initiated by State-owned power utility Eskom to manage electricity demand have done a great deal to spark interest in the lighting market for energy saving projects. 

370 advanced fire, smoke detection systems for Arnot

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 State-owned power utility Eskom will equip its Arnot power station, in Mpumalanga, with 370 SigniFire flame, smoke and reflective-heat detection systems by December. 

Logistics company aims for energy reduction as part of 49M

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 Global logistics and supply chain management company Imperial Logistics joined State-owned power utility Eskom and the government-endorsed energy efficiency initiative 49M in March to reinforce the company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption. 

Power utility undertakes delayed maintenance this winter, public assistance crucial 

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 This winter, South Africans are urged, more than ever, to reduce their electricity use, as State-owned power utility Eskom undertakes long-duration planned maintenance, which began last month and will continue through August, to ensure the long-term sustainability of its power plant.  

Parastatal achieves significant savings through IDM

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th May 2013 State-owned power utility Eskom, through Integrated Demand Management (IDM) programmes, achieved total savings of 589 MW, of which 122 MW were in the commercial building sector, for the year ending March 2013, IDM senior GM Andrew Etzinger tells Engineering News. 

Heat pumps meet rebate programme specifications

17th May 2013 Energy solutions company ThermoWise supplies a range of environment-friendly air-to-water heat pumps that meet the requirements of State-owned power utility Eskom’s rebate programme specifications to allow those users that make use of the pumps to qualify for various rebates, thereby aiding Eskom... 

Energy-saving initiative creates networks for industries

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th May 2013 The signing in February of State-owned power utility Eskom’s 49M initiative by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has yielded positive results in the saving of energy. Eskom has been assisting the CSIR with energy audits, and some of the recommendations by the auditors for... 

Department monitors new build programme progress

By: Gia Costella     14th December 2012 Concerted efforts to ensure that the necessary maintenance at State-owned power utility Eskom’s power stations is carried out, while also securing the necessary supply- and demand-side levers to keep the lights on, must continue until the Kusile and Medupi power stations are brought on line,... 

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