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Saldanha Green Hydrogen wants to pump its excess electricity into the local grid

By Larry Claasen Phelan Green Energy Group, which is developing a R47-billion green hydrogen project in Saldanha Bay is looking at ways to transfer the excess renewable electricity it is generating into...

Eskom lays out on transmission expansion

Eskom Managing Director of Transmission, Segomoco Scheppers, says the power utility is working hard to expand transmission lines and unlock future generation capacity for the power grid “as fast as possible”. He was...

From skills shortage to skilled workforce: how TES providers are reshaping the renewable energy...

By Donné Nieman, Sales Director Western Cape at Workforce Staffing  As of 2022, there is a total of 6.2 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in South Africa. The South African government has set a...

The NewFeed Feeder Protection Relay

The NewFeed Feeder Protection Relay is designed to target Microgrid feeder protection between solar farms and the conventional power grid in both the LV and MV distribution environments. The NewFeed Relay measures...

Power grid records improvements

Although the demand for electricity is increasing, Eskom is able to maintain a much lower stage of load shedding due to the improvement of the Energy Availability Factor (EAF), says Minister...

Microgrid feeder protection between solar farms and the power grid in both the LV...

THE NewFeed Feeder Protection Relay is designed to target Microgrid feeder protection between solar farms and the conventional power grid in both the LV and MV distribution environments. The NewFeed Relay measures...

No loadshedding for rest of week but Eskom warns power grid unpredictable

Eskom said that generation capacity had risen to more than 34,000 megawatts, the highest level this year. The power utility said that it had managed to stave off loadshedding for the rest...

Mini and off-grid electricity offers potential in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank discusses “Financial Viability of Electricity Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa”. World Bank has cross-border projects such as OMVG (The...

AFD grants South Africa US$477m to advance national power grid

The French Development Agency (AFD) has provided South Africa’s power utility Eskom with US $477.7 million credit facility. Eskom, which has postponed the development of numerous large-scale PV projects over...

Eskom’s Ingula Unit 3 comes into commercial operation

According to SAnews.gov.za Unit 3 of Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has been brought into commercial operation, adding 333 MW to the electricity grid. This now means that all four units that...

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