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Storage key to exploiting renewables’ full potential

By: Mamaili Mamaila     10th April 2020 Energy storage is a key technology to unlock renewable-energy potential, says full-service renewable-energy provider New Southern Energy (NSE) MD John Deepak. 

Manufacturer pursues innovative ways to improve efficiency

10th April 2020 Multinational automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company's Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has been pursuing innovative systems and technologies to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing operations, while reducing its impact on the environment in terms of water use, electricity... 

Mantashe sustains 1 MW licence-exemption cap despite calls for higher threshold 

By: Terence Creamer     10th April 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe Gazetted an amended version of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act on March 26, which the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said further clarified the requirements for generation for own use for facilities of under 1... 

Death of coal financing is exaggerated as China steps up

By: , Bloomberg     9th March 2020 Moves by some of the world’s biggest banks to end coal financing for the sake of the planet was supposed to create major headaches for companies like Whitehaven Coal. Yet there was the Australian miner on a conference call last month announcing the refinancing and extension of a A$1-billion... 

Coeur to reposition Silvertip, operations suspended

By: Mariaan Webb     21st February 2020 NYSE-listed precious metals miner Coeur has temporarily suspended operating activities at its Silvertip zinc/lead/silver mine, in British Columbia, Canada, as the mine struggles to generate positive cash flow amid deteriorating zinc and lead markets. Silvertip, which represents about 6% of... 

Pretium tumbles on production outlook, CEO and chief geologist step down

By: Mariaan Webb     13th February 2020 Golden Triangle gold miner Pretium Resources on Wednesday lost more than one fifth of its value, after the gold miner provided its 2020 guidance for the Brucejack mine and flagged lower production from the new Valley of the Kings deposit. The company also announced that its president and CEO,... 

Zest WEG Group

24th January 2020 Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of Africa and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years. An in-depth understanding of the harsh conditions found... 

Applications for self-generation being fast tracked – Ramaphosa

By: Mariaan Webb     18th December 2019 As calls grow for urgent action on electricity self-generation in the wake of the recent devastating power cuts, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that his government was fast-tracking applications that would allow industry and businesses to produce and use its own power. In an opinion... 

Project Atlas delivers first gas sales

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th December 2019 Project Atlas has delivered its first gas sales into the east coast market ahead of schedule, with the gas sold to Queensland power generator CleanCo. ASX-listed Senex Energy on Tuesday said that the agreement with CleanCo complemented Project Atlas’ gas sales agreement with CSR and Orora, which... 

Caledonia mulls installation of solar PV plant at Zim mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th October 2019 Triple-listed Caledonia Mining Corporation says electricity supply to its Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, has improved since late August. The TSX-, NYSE- and LSE-listed company attributed the improved electricity supply to a new electricity pricing schedule introduced by government for the mining... 

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