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SABS introduces energy efficiency labelling standard for appliances

By: Henry Lazenby     15th March 2012 Following several calls by government for households to reduce their daily energy consumption and alleviate pressure from the electricity grid, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has introduced a product-labelling standard for electronic appliances. The standard would empower consumers... 

Paper, pulp industry eager to participate in renewables tender

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th March 2012 The South African paper and pulp industry should be able to contribute significantly to electricity production in the country, said IES Energy director Dave Long on Wednesday. Speaking at a South African Independent Power Producers Association gathering, he said that the industry was able to... 

DoE revising LPG pricing structure, industry sees demand growing 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th March 2012 The Department of Energy (DoE) plans to revise the regulated pricing structure for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) before the end of the current financial year, director for hydrocarbon operation Robert Maake said on Wednesday. Speaking at a conference on LPG supply in Southern Africa, he said... 

Creamer Media publishes Electricity 2012: A review of South Africa's electricity sector report

12th March 2012 Stories about electricity supply shortages in South Africa have become a fairly regular feature in the country’s news, and the opening weeks of 2012 showed no deviation from this trend, especially with demand expected to continue its upward trajectory. The country’s key electricity planning... 

Aries solar and Konkoonsies solar projects, South Africa

By: Lisete Bigala     9th March 2012 The Aries and Konkoonsies photovoltaic (PV) plants have been selected from among the preferred bidders for the provision of PV power announced by the Department of Energy in December 2011. 

Company Announcement: Metso to supply a bio oil production plant to Fortum power plant in Joensuu

8th March 2012 Metso and Fortum Power and Heat have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a bio-oil production plant and a related automation system to the Fortum power plant in Joensuu, Finland. The delivery involves a demonstration plant, in which bio-oil is produced from forest residue and other... 

Company Announcement: Efficient interplay

6th March 2012 On an international level modern architecture is influenced to a key extent by spacious glass facades. They create not only maximum transparency, but also assume diverse functions to ensure efficiency and convenient utilization. 

Internet Solutions introduces 'green' data centre 

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th March 2012 Dimension Data division Internet Solutions (IS) on Tuesday launched South Africa’s first “green” energy efficient data centre using Kyoto cooling cells. The Randview data centre, which aimed to reduce client power costs, increase data centre productivity and improve disaster resilience, was... 

Report highlights governance challenges in electricity sector

By: Jade Davenport     12th March 2010 An independently-commissioned report detailing the governance challenges confronting key electricity sector agencies was released earlier this month in Cape Town. 

Workshop assesses future of wave energy development 
in South Africa

By: Jade Davenport     9th October 2009 South Africa’s second ocean energy workshop, with a focus on wave and ocean current energy, was held recently in the Western Cape at Skilpadvlei near Stellenbosch. 

Eskom new-build programme boosts SA’s economy, says CEO 

By: Chanel de Bruyn     23rd January 2009 Not only will power utility Eskom's new build programme ensure the future security of electricity supply, but the large capital expenditure (capex) projects would also benefit the economy and the communities surrounding the new power stations. Speaking at a press conference in Sandton on Friday,... 

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