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Opinion: How should SA’s gas infrastructure be configured for a least-cost power system?

As outlined in the previous Transition Talk column (see Engineering News July 12–18, page 51), while gas will become more important in South Africa’s future electricity system, its role should not be overstated. Even in the absence of other flexibility options –...

SOLA secures R400m to fund commercial, industrial solar PV projects

Renewable energy solutions provider SOLA Group has secured R400-million to build commercial and industrial solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities across Southern Africa. The fund will enable 40 MW of solar PV projects to be built without capital expenditure (capex) by...

Sasol’s South Africa plants threatened by emission standards

Sasol said some of its South African plants are under threat from sulfur dioxide emission standards that it will need to comply with by 2025. The company, South Africa’s biggest by revenue, operates plants that convert coal into motor fuel and chemicals in Secunda,...

EIA public process for proposed Richards Bay power plant open for comment

A revised environmental-impact assessment (EIA) report for the proposed development of State-owned Eskom’s Richards Bay combined cycle power plant (CCPP), and its associated infrastructure, is available for review and comment from July 24 to August 26. Subsequent...

Wits launches first solar district heating system in South Africa

The South African National Energy Development Institute last month launched the first solar district heating system in South Africa at the Wits University’s Junction Campus, saving the buildings millions in energy costs a year. Marleny Arnoldi attended the launch....