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DBSA expects strong demand for $200m embedded-generation scheme amid regulatory reform tail wind
31st August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is optimistic that there will be a significant uptake of its $200-million Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP) in light of recent... 

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Microgeneration, the future of green stable power
27th August 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Amid growing interest in the adoption of hybrid energy solutions and South African mines’ aiming to invest in on-site standalone or microgrid hybrid solutions, engineering services consulting firm... 

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Generators necessary despite new legislation
27th August 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

With load-shedding a reoccurring problem for mines and businesses in Southern Africa, standby power generation company Generator and Plant Hire South Africa (GPHSA) suggests that mines will... 

Waste to power, a double opportunity
27th August 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Waste management is not only fundamental to the sustainability and legal compliance of a mine but it also has larger-scale, industry symbiotic economic benefits through enforcing and contributing... 

Kamoa Copper extends power financing agreement with DRC utility
26th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Kamoa Copper and its sister company, Ivanhoe Mines Energy, has extended its financing agreement with the State-owned power utility in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), La Société Nationale d'... 

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DMRE outlines timetable for electricity procurement programmes
24th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has provided an updated timetable for the implementation of its long-term electricity procurement programmes, which are being pursued in line... 

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Ability to sell electricity to multiple customers made explicit in updated 100-MW reform amendment
20th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted an updated version of the amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act that he first gazetted on August 12. The... 

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DMRE confirms 102 solar and wind bids as renewables procurement resumes
20th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) has released the project names and technologies bid in response to Bid Window 5 (BW5) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement... 

Emissions ‘unavoidable’ even if cleanest coal generation technology is used – report
18th August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Dr Ranajit Sahu, an engineer with more than three decades of experience in power plant design, has found that large quantities of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are “unavoidable”, even if the... 

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Nersa signals intent to treat sub-100 MW registration as ‘administrative’ process
17th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is still analysing the implications that a recent amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, exempting grid-tied generation... 

Ivanhoe Mines Energy tasked with delivering renewable hydropower for Kamoa-Kakula
16th August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Ivanhoe Mines Energy, a subsidiary of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines and sister company of Kamoa Copper, has been tasked with delivering reliable, clean, renewable hydropower to the Kamoa-Kakula copper... 

Green hydrogen has significant growth potential as a zero-carbon fuel, says the WPIC
4th August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Energy company Siemens Gas and Power estimates that, by 2050, hydrogen demand will have risen to over 450 megatons a year, be dominated by green hydrogen and be essential to achieving global... 

Disused coal mines have potential to heat homes with lower-carbon energy
3rd August 2021 By: Donna Slater

The UK Coal Authority posits that water from flooded coal mines has the potential to be used in the heating of UK homes and industry as a source of lower-carbon energy. In a December 2020 report,... 

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Other procurement plans not affected by RMIPPPP deadline delay to end Sept – DMRE
2nd August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The deadline for projects selected as preferred bids under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) to reach commercial close has been extended to September... 

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Ramaphosa sees big green economy opportunity in ‘bold’ climate commitment
30th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is time for South Africa to “grasp the nettle” and embark on a “transformative path” towards a climate-resilient society both to fulfil its moral obligations in... 

Rio Tinto inks power deal to supply its ilmenite operation in Madagascar
26th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has signed a power purchase agreement for a new renewable energy plant to power the operations of its QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) ilmenite mine in Fort Dauphin,... 

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Carbon emissions to reach record levels in 2023 as stimulus spending fails to match net-zero ambition
20th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The financial resources allocated by governments globally to clean-energy measures in response to the Covid-19 crisis currently represents only 2% of the $16-trillion in total fiscal support set... 

Schneider Electric, AVEVA partner to help customers improve their sustainability
19th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric and industrial software developer AVEVA report that their combined technology offerings are supporting the sustainability initiatives of... 

DMRE continues to monitor safety, security of energy and mining sectors
15th July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) continues to monitor the safety and security of the energy and mining sectors amid ongoing acts of looting, destruction in violence across... 

WPIC encourages use of platinum-using PEMs for overcoming energy storage problems
14th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that, as renewable energy solutions are increasingly rolled out around the globe, technologies that can smooth their power deliverance are also... 

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Mantashe 'grapples' with difference between a permit and licence as 100-MW reform drafting nears completion
7th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resource and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says that a revised amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, reflecting an increase in the licence-exemption cap from 1 MW to... 

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Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 

Mintek chairperson passes away
2nd July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Stake-owned Mintek board chairperson Dr Vanguard Mkhosana has passed away. Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo on July 2 confirmed Mkhosana’s death,... 

Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'
Manufacturer invests in autonomy research
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

As part of a continuous effort to optimise payload and improve customers’ profit margins, while decreasing emissions and impact on the environment, South African earthmoving equipment provider Bell... 

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Anglo operations to be powered by renewables
2nd July 2021

Diversified major Anglo American has secured renewable energy to meet its power requirements for its operations in South America. With its newest agreement signed in April, to provide renewable... 

Decentralised power projects on a positive trajectory, says Nedbank CIB’s Peo
24th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

The South Africa power sector is undergoing a major shift towards decentralised power projects as a “massive energy crisis” grips the country, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 

Companies cooperate to put to market lithium industry-focussed power system
21st June 2021 By: Donna Slater

Technology group Wärtsilä and energy management and automation company Schneider Electric have developed an end-to-end power system reference design, aimed specifically at lithium mine operations... 

Kibo Energy seeks to sell coal assets as its focus shifts to renewables
17th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Africa and UK-focused energy company Kibo Energy’s primary focus going forward will be on renewable energy opportunities, part of which will see Kibo jointly develop a portfolio of waste-to-energy... 

Reinvestment in South Africa needed to ‘plant the seeds’ for a better future, says Exxaro
Reinvestment in South Africa needed to ‘plant the seeds’ for a better future, says Exxaro
15th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Reinvestment is needed to “plant the seeds” and create a better future for South Africa, says diversified miner Exxaro Resources projects and technology executive head Johan Meyer. This is... 

Electrification, digitalisation and automation to increase mines safety and productivity
10th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

South African mines wanting to drive greater operational safety, productivity and sustainability, as well as increase mine life, should tap into electrification, digitalisation and automation, says... 

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