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SAWEA CEO bullish about SA wind energy outlook
Published: 26 Oct 18
As forecast, 2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the South African energy sector, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Brenda Martin tells Engineering News. Bolstering South Africa’s energy sector is much-improved policy certainty, transparent decision-making and public participation under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa and Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, she says.
Industry growth demands maintenance skills
Published: 26 Oct 18
With the growth in wind energy utilities, the demand to install, repair and maintain such facilities in Africa, including South Africa, is on the rise, says Knowledge Pele (KP) Academy head Richard Setati. He tells Engineering News that many reports and commentators attest to the overall growth of the renewable energy sector, referencing South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research as a source.
Klawer awaits PPA signature, while Roggeveld surges ahead
Published: 26 Oct 18
Having received preferred bidder status three years ago, Cape Town-based wind farm developer G7 Renewable Energies’ Klawer wind farm project awaits a power purchase agreement (PPA) signature before undertaking the 18 months of construction needed to add 5 MW of electricity to the national grid.
SA’s synfuels know-how could give it edge as world mulls power fuels
Published: 26 Oct 18
The newly formed Global Alliance Power Fuels believes that South Africa is well positioned to become a leading site for the large-scale production of liquid fuels from renewable energy and has confirmed with Engineering News Online that the country is on its radar for possible future demonstration projects. The alliance was launched in Berlin, Germany, in September following several studies indicating that synthetic fuels produced using renewable electricity could be the “missing link” in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in sectors where it is difficult to employ clean electricity directly.
Eskom gearing up for big grid-scale battery storage roll-out
Published: 22 Oct 18
State-owned electricity utility Eskom is preparing to roll-out battery energy storage systems (BESS) across multiple sites as part of a replacement plan for the 100 MW Kiwano concentrated solar power (CSP) project initially approved as part of the $3.75-billion World Bank loan extended to the group in 2010. Speaking at the SA Energy Storage 2018 conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Cigre Southern Africa’s Prince Moyo, who is also an Eskom GM, confirmed that the scale of the BESS project is aligned with Kiwano’s assumed daily production rate of 1 440 MWh, or 525 GWh a year.
Technology cost assumptions used to produce IRP explained
Published: 19 Oct 18
An experienced electricity system modeller has corrected a suggestion that the draft 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) uses levelised cost assumptions for the various generation technologies tested, explaining that overnight capital cost assumptions for each technology are key inputs. The draft IRP 2018, which was published on August 27, is currently out for public comment until October 25.
ENERGY SHOWDOWN:
Published: 12 Oct 18
Thousands of German protesters faced off with police last month to stop giant excavators like this one at the RWE lignite mine in Hambach from further diminishing the area’s 1 200-year-old forest. Demand for coal and lignite has intensified following the government’s decision to phase out nuclear power. Germany’s 65% renewable energy aspiration has set the stage for further tension in places like Hambach, where police have been tearing down protesters’ tree houses. The authorities are expected to go all out to balance climate protection with affordable power to keep voters on board.
Govt urged to include IRP adjustment that steers renewables jobs the way of coal regions
Published: 10 Oct 18
South Africa should consider including a policy adjustment in its upcoming Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) directing developers of new renewable-energy infrastructure to build projects in regions currently geared towards coal mining and coal-fired electricity production. University of Johannesburg professor Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, who works for German renewable-energy group Enertrag, acknowledges that such an adjustment will represent a deviation from the least-cost IRP. However, he argues that the socioeconomic benefits are likely to outweigh the additional costs.
Technology cost assumptions used to produce IRP explained
Published: 09 Oct 18
An experienced electricity system modeller has corrected a suggestion that the draft 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) uses levelised cost assumptions for the various generation technologies tested, explaining that overnight capital cost assumptions for each technology are key inputs. The draft IRP 2018, which was published on August 27, is currently out for public comment until October 25.
Power transmission line, Chile Power transmission line, Chile
Published: 05 Oct 18
The line aims to strengthen the grid to support the numerous renewable-energy generating facilities (wind and solar) being developed in Santiago.
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