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Upcoming protest not the first amid talks of transition away from coal – SAWEA
Published: 16 Nov 18
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has defended the industry’s job creation potential. This comes ahead of a peaceful march by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which is planned for November 17, to protest potential job losses in the coal-fired power generation sector as a result of South Africa’s plans to increase its use of renewable energy sources.
Medupi power station project, South Africa Medupi power station project, South Africa
Published: 12 Oct 18
Unit 2 at the Medupi power station produced first power on October 7, 2018.
Galilee coal-fired power station, Australia Galilee coal-fired power station, Australia
Published: 12 Oct 18
Waratah Coal is building a 700 MW high-efficiency, low-emission ultra-supercritical coal-fired power station on its mining lease for the Galilee coal project.
Conveyor diagnostics system to aid coal conveyor monitoring
Published: 05 Oct 18
Technical solutions provider BMG will supply six rEscan diagnostics systems of industrial belting supplier Fenner to a coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga, before the end of the year. Fenner’s rEscan diagnostics system is a belt diagnostic device used for the early detection of cord breaks, corrosion and splice failure in conveyor systems. A total of 47 such systems have been introduced to the local coal market since February.
Adventures on the Eskom system – Part 4
Published: 05 Oct 18
In my last column on the Eskom integrated power system, I explained that I worked for Eskom as the senior engineer for operations in the Eastern Cape for nearly two years. My region, the Eastern Cape region, included Port Elizabeth. Eastern Cape Control reported to me and all I had to do was to make decisions on how to operate the Eskom Eastern Cape Region system so as to keep outages to a minimum. Here is another adventure: I reported to the Eastern Cape Chief Engineer but I had a reporting ...
Radebe outlines additional cost of coal IPPs to consumers
Published: 01 Oct 18
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has confirmed that electricity consumers will pay 1.9c/kWh more by 2030 on a projected electricity tariff of 119c/kWh to accommodate the two independent power producer (IPP) coal-fired power stations included in the draft 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) – a cumulative R23-billion. In a response to a question posed by outgoing Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Gavin Davis, Radebe said the projects, which were procured in accordance with IRP 2010 and a Ministerial Determination published on December 21, 2012, were anticipated to begin producing electricity from 2023.
Medupi power station project, South Africa Medupi power station project, South Africa
Published: 28 Sep 18
The remaining units at the Medupi project are progressing well against the revised schedule.
Kusile power plant project, South Africa Kusile power plant project, South Africa
Published: 28 Sep 18
The remaining Kusile units are progressing well.
Yet more adventures on the Eskom system
Published: 28 Sep 18
In my last column on the Eskom integrated power system, I explained that I worked for the State-owned power utility as the senior engineer for operations in the Eastern Cape for nearly two years. The backbone of the national grid was the 400 kV powerline system and the 220 kV powerline system. The 400 kV and 220 kV power systems fed, through transformers, into the 132 kV distribution systems. The whole power system, including distribution, was known as the interconnected power system. Each had ...
Khanyisa coal-fired power project, South Africa Khanyisa coal-fired power project, South Africa
Published: 28 Sep 18
Civil society organisation Life After Coal contends that the Khanyisa coal-fired power station will never be built.
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