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Kusile power plant project, South Africa Kusile power plant project, South Africa
Published: 08 Feb 19
Eskom has offered a sobering update on the difficulties it is having at its Kusile project.
Medupi power station project, South Africa Medupi power station project, South Africa
Published: 08 Feb 19
Eskom has offered a sobering update on the difficulties it is having at its Medupi project.
High Court to hear environmental organisations’ application for access to coal IPP documents
Published: 05 Feb 19
The Pretoria High Court will, on Wednesday, hear an application brought by environmental organisations, groundWork and Earthlife Africa, for the handover of various documents relating to the judicial review of the environmental authorisations granted to two coal-fired power station preferred bidders. The power stations – Tabametsi and Khanyisa – are part of the Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Kibo’s Benga DFS ahead of schedule; MED progresses with three flexible power plant projects
Published: 30 Jan 19
Aim- and AltX-listed Kibo Energy announced on Wednesday that its 60%-owned subsidiary MAST Energy Developments (MED) has started negotiating joint development agreements (JDAs) for two flexible power plants. This should provide early revenue for Kibo, with the sites – 5 MW, 11 kVA and 20 MW, 33 kVA – planned to be operational by the fourth quarter of this year and the first quarter of next year, respectively.
World Bank says Eskom debt restructuring should be coupled to power market reform Has Video
Published: 23 Jan 19
World Bank country director Paul Noumba Um believes the South African government is moving in the “right direction” by pursuing discussions on possible debt relief for Eskom in conjunction with plans for restructuring the utility and overhauling the architecture of domestic power market. He also argues, however, that Eskom’s restructuring should form part of a broader reform agenda for all State-owned companies (SoCs), which were no longer delivering returns and had, instead, become liabilities.
Eskom aims to replace short-term coal deals with long-term contracts to plug 1.3bn ton hole
Published: 18 Jan 19
State-owned electricity producer Eskom is going back to the future as it seeks to close an estimated 1.3-billion ton coal shortfall that it calculates will arise over the remaining life of its coal-fired power station fleet. The shortfall calculation takes account of the decommissioning of the power stations in line with the schedule outlined in the Integrated Resource Plan, which also assumes that new Medupi and Kusile power stations will continue to be operational in 2050.
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.
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