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Energy Roundup – September 2018 Energy Roundup – September 2018 Has PDF
Published: 05 Sep 18
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa. The September 2018 roundup covers activities across South Africa in August, and includes details of the much-anticipated draft updated Integrated Resource Plan, which provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation plans for the next 12 years; State-owned power utility Eskom’s three-year wage agreement with trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Solidarity; and a study that has been initiated to assess the prospect of converting the Kelvin coal-fired power station, in Gauteng, into a gas-fired power plant.
Price of electricity affects local gas-to-power projects
Published: 27 Jul 18
One of the biggest challenges of implementing gas-to-power projects in South Africa is the volatility of the natural gas price, compared with that of electricity, says consultancy firm WSP Africa generation and power regional director Martin Mkhabela. This volatility is caused by the pricing formula used by most liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers, where LNG is indexed to the price of brent crude oil and sold in US dollars, he says.
Temane gas-fired power plant, Mozambique Temane gas-fired power plant, Mozambique
Published: 13 Jul 18
Electricidade de Moçambique and Sasol New Energy Holdings plan to supply low-cost, reliable power through the construction of a 400 MW gas-fired power plant in Inhambane.
Porto de Sergipe I power plant, Brazil Porto de Sergipe I power plant, Brazil
Published: 25 May 18
The project entails the construction of the largest gas-fired power plant in Latin America.
Tanzania remains power hungry despite 240 MW plant commissioning
Published: 27 Apr 18
Tanzania has achieved a major electricity generation milestone with the recent commissioning of a $345-million gas-fired power plant. The new plant, Kinyerezi II, with an installed capacity of 240 MW, was constructed by Japanese company Sumitomo and is one of the many power projects Tanzania is implementing as it seeks to increase generation capacity from 1 513 MW currently to 5 000 MW over the next two years.
MCA questions why coal was left out of South Australia’s new energy plan
Published: 15 Mar 17
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has blasted the South Australian government’s decision not to include coal in its new energy plan. The state government this week announced a A$550-million plan to secure energy supply, which would see, besides other initiatives, the construction of Australia’s largest battery to store wind and sun energy, the construction of a A$360-million 250 MW gas-fired power plant, and incentives to increase gas production in the state.
South Australia to ‘put people first’ with A$550m energy security plan South Australia to ‘put people first’ with A$550m energy security plan
Published: 14 Mar 17
The South Australian government has announced a A$550-million plan to improve energy security and boost competition in the state’s energy sector, following state-wide blackouts last year. South Australia suffered state-wide blackouts after a severe storm knocked over transmission towers in September 2016.
Diversified fuel source required to fuel local facilities
Published: 03 Feb 17
South Africa requires a diversified fuel source for power generation, and natural gas is an ideal fuel, as several facilities in the country are compatible with natural gas to fuel power plants, and the resulting infrastructure will benefit other industries and end-users, says engineering consultancy WSP⎮Parsons Brinckerhoff power generation director Wayne Lindecke.
Sasol turns focus to oil in Moz after shoring up gas for 400 MW power plant Sasol turns focus to oil in Moz after shoring up gas for 400 MW power plant
Published: 25 Nov 16
South African energy and chemicals group Sasol has completed drilling two gas wells in southern Mozambique and has since turned its attention to the development of two commercial oil reservoirs, located in close proximity to its producing gas fields in Temane and Pande. Under the terms of the current phase of a production sharing agreement (PSA) field development plan approved in January, Sasol will develop a total of 13 wells – five gas wells, seven oil wells and a water well. The drilling campaign started in May 2016 and will continue until the first quarter of 2018.
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