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Through our two manufacturing facilities based in South Africa, we are one of the largest designers and manufacturers of mini substations and transformers in Africa. We produce both power and distribution transformers as well as custom engineered mini substations for application specific requirements.

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Updated 4 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  

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

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 5 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 5 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... 

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... 

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

By: Rebecca Campbell     Updated 6 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... 

S.Australian hydrogen plans garner global interest

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th August 2022 The South Australian government had received 60 proposals in its sounding process to test interest in a proposed hydrogen facility. The submissions, which will help shape final design and implementation, came from global operators with experience in developing green hydrogen infrastructure in... 

Richmond to invest in downstream optionality

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th August 2022 Vanadium developer Richmond Vanadium Technology (RVT) has announced plans to invest up to A$5-million in Australian battery manufacturer Ultra Power Systems. Under the terms of the investment, RVT will subscribe for 20-million shares in Ultra at a price of 25c each.  

Eskom makes case for major overhaul of retail tariff structure in submission to regulator

By: Terence Creamer     8th August 2022 Eskom has submitted a tariff restructuring application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in which the utility is proposing a major overhaul of the prevailing retail tariff structure, including a separation of energy, network and service charges and the introduction of... 

US Africa strategy stresses China, Russia threats

By: Reuters     8th August 2022 The United States released a new strategy document for sub-Saharan Africa on Monday, stressing the region's importance, the threats posed by China and Russia, and vowing to extend defense cooperation with like-minded African countries. "The United States has an abiding interest in ensuring the... 

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