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Battery installation bolsters solar plant efficacy

By: Halima Frost     13th May 2022 Renewable-energy turnkey provider African Clean Energy Solutions (ACES) Renewables is installing two 540 kWh hybrid lithium-ion batteries at a business park near the Eastgate shopping centre, in Gauteng, to ensure energy efficiency amid load-shedding disruptions. The project, which includes the... 

Two installations prove company’s mettle

By: Halima Frost     13th May 2022 Industrial boiler manufacturer Steam Generation has successfully completed two projects in Africa that highlight its ability to improve energy efficiency and management for clients. “We commissioned a steam generation plant for a notable brewery in Accra, Ghana, in January, which entailed... 

Eskom sets August 2024 target date for return of damaged Medupi 4 

By: Terence Creamer     12th May 2022 Electricity utility Eskom has set a target date of August 2024 for the return to service of Medupi Unit 4, the generator of which was “catastrophically” damaged during an explosion on August 8, 2021. Acting generation MD Rhulani Mathebula, who has stepped into the role following the resignation... 

Morrison promises green future in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th April 2022 Diversified miner Glencore on Tuesday welcomed the promise of federal funding of up to A$35-million to its CTSCo carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) project. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, on the campaign trail in Queensland, has promised funding of over A$275-million to the Queensland energy... 

Power provided for Zim gold mine

22nd April 2022 Gensets manufacturer HIMOINSA Southern Africa was selected to provide a build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) power solution in the form of 12 MW diesel generator spinning reserve power for fold mining company Delta Gold Zimbabwe’s Eureka mine. 

Zest WEG

22nd April 2022 Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.  Leveraging best practice engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we offer a range of standard... 

Italian Club chooses Bedfordview specialist to keep lights on

By: Tracy Hancock     15th April 2022 The Italian Club Johannesburg, in Bedfordview, has invested about R1-million in the installation of a fully automated 275 kVA generator from privately-owned generator specialist Elegen to power its facilities during electricity outages and load-shedding.   The club researched several companies... 

Generators still reliable, affordable option

By: Tracy Hancock     15th April 2022 Generators will always be an option as long as standby power is needed in South Africa, says generator importer and distributor Smith Power Equipment national product and sales specialist Michele Cicognani. While companies are becoming more aware of alternative standby power options, owing to the... 

Many manufacturers still without backup power

By: Tracy Hancock     15th April 2022 Many local manufacturers still do not have backup power installed, while others lack adequate power solutions to effectively limit the production losses incurred during power outages or load-shedding, says power rental expert Rand-Air, part of the Atlas Copco group. “A lot of companies do not... 

QES mobile generators ordered locally

By: Tracy Hancock     15th April 2022 Air, power and flow solutions provider Atlas Copco Power Technique has received orders this year for its QES mobile, plug-and-play generators from local companies, mostly for standby power purposes or for use at manufacturing plants, says Power Technique business development manager Philip du... 

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