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Energy solutions in Africa require an in-depth understanding of an individual country’s requirements, the available resources and which available technologies will offer the most cost effective solution with an acceptable return on investment. The shortage and availability of energy at cost competitive prices as well as the lack of electrical generation and supporting electrical infrastructure is becoming a significant factor inhibiting project development in Africa. Offering cost effective and reliable integrated energy solutions is key to attracting more investment, which in turn, will support the growth of energy on the continent.  Zest WEG Group’s focus is to respond to these challenges by delivering custom-engineered, integrated energy solutions, through direct access to technology and skill as well as in-depth knowledge of the African market


Resources Watch  

Updated 5 hours ago This week: Royal Bafokeng applauds President’s energy plan, nears decision on solar; Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen; and, High-flying Glencore locks in renewable power, prioritises future-facing metals  

Endeavour Silver outperforms mine plans

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 6 hours ago Dual-listed Endeavour Silver has raised its 2022 guidance, as the miner continues to outperform its mine plans, delivering an “exceptional” second-quarter production performance that was 15% above plan. The company increased its production outlook to between 7.6-million and 8-million... 

Royal Bafokeng looking to R1.6bn off-balance-sheet spend on 98 MW solar plant  

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 6 hours ago Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) is looking to off-balance-sheet capital expenditure of R1.6-billion for a 98 MW solar power plant. The photovoltaic (PV) plant will further buffer RBPlat and the region from load-shedding into the future should it prove... 

Why battery storage is the key to unlocking the value of renewable energy in South Africa

Updated 6 hours ago By Sherwin Harris, Renewables Lead at ENGIE It is no secret that South Africa faces challenges with energy generation and capacity. There is a growing focus on investment into cleaner, less carbon-intensive energy that can be fed into the grid to boost the much-needed power supply that the... 

Sustainability: the brand and value game changer 

Updated 6 hours ago By Anoop Hariparsad, Offer and Channel Marketing Manager: Digital Energy at Schneider Electric Today there are number of differentiators that help businesses strengthen their brand image particularly as we emerge from the pandemic. One differentiator is sustainability and its resultant value –... 

Smart grids: A solution to power outages

Updated 6 hours ago By Corridor Africa Technologies CEO Matone Ditlhake   Energy utility companies across the world are striving to find smarter ways to control the flow of energy. The benefits of digitalisation and connectivity are unquestionable. To survive, energy companies must harness the power and possibility... 

Renergen, CEF one step further in advancing agreement for Virginia gas project 

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 6 hours ago South Africa’s Central Energy Fund (CEF) has completed its due diligence on its R1-billion investment in emerging integrated energy producer Renergen’s Virginia gas project. Marking a major step towards finalising the agreement between Renergen and the CEF, both parties have now started engaging... 

Bidding war for Canadian uranium explorer UEX hots up

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 7 hours ago The bidding war for that has erupted for Canadian uranium exploration junior UEX is heating up, with Denison Mines improving its offer, leaving fellow-suitor Uranium Energy Company (UEC) disappointed with UEX delaying its shareholder vote. UEX shareholders would have voted on UEC’s bid on... 

Polls show German public support for operating nuclear reactors for longer than planned

By: Rebecca Campbell     Updated 7 hours ago Two separate opinion polls undertaken in Germany have both shown that the greater number of those polled want the life of the country’s three remaining nuclear power reactors to be extended, “World Nuclear News” has pointed out. The three reactors are currently scheduled to be shut down at the... 

Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali  

By: Martin Creamer     9th August 2022 The African regions are continuing to excel on all fronts for Barrick, the large gold/copper miner that is benefitting from a stand-out performance in Tanzania and finding exploration in Mali and Senegal “a gift that keeps giving”, and which is being received with open arms in Pakistan. Under the... 

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