South Africa

John Cockerill to Supply Thermal Receivers to Redstone CSP Plant in SA

John Cockerill, a Belgium-based engineering company, has revealed that it will supply molten salt solar thermal receivers to Redstone’s 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant (CSP) in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Developed by Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and constructed by EPC SepcoIII, the Redstone CSP plant is expected to supply 2,00,000 households […]

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Local Firm to Set Up 100 MW Solar Plant in Botswana

The Botswana energy regulator has granted a generation licence for a 100 MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy, making it the first independent power producer to set up a large scale solar plant in the country, according to media reports. This landlocked country in Southern Africa does not currently have large scale solar […]

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2-Day Virtual Summit on Green H2 among BRICS Nations Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, India is organising a two-day virtual summit (June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021) on green hydrogen initiatives  involving the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations. The event will be anchored by India’s largest power producer and one of the global energy majors, NTPC Ltd., a CPSU under Ministry of […]

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Pakistan’s ending Coal Imports to hit South African coal’s prospects: IEEFA

The growing and irreversible risks being faced by South African coal exporters As Thungela Resources’ CEO attempts to talk up the future of the Anglo American coal spin-off, South Africa’s second largest coal export destination Pakistan is planning to bring coal imports to an end. Thungela CEO July Ndlovu recently stated that a “just transition” […]

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IRENA Members embrace framework on Just & Inclusive Energy Transition

Representatives from over 50 IRENA member countries gathered for the first meeting of the Collaborative Framework for Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions. The meeting took place during the last week’s IRENA Council and was co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa. As IRENA members are stepping up action to meet global climate objectives and […]

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ACWA Power Achieves Financial Close on 100 MW CSP Plant in South Africa 

ACWA Power has announced the commencement of construction on the 100 MW Redstone CSP project following the achievement of financial close. ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer and the lead shareholder in the Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, has announced the commencement of construction on the 100 MW Redstone project following the achievement of […]

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Sasol & Toyota to Build Hydrogen Mobility Corridor in South Africa

At the ‘2nd Renewable Hydrogen and Green Powerfuels Webinar for South Africa’ organised recently, Sasol and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) announced that they have teamed up to build a hydrogen mobility corridor on a key South African freight route. The project will not only help South African fuel giant Sasol in reducing its own […]

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South Africa Planning RE Investments & 3 Power Ships to Tackle Power Crisis

South Africa has announced its new plans to ease the severe electricity crisis in the country, including three offshore power ships, greater use of solar and wind energy, and other renewable energy (RE) investments. Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe, had recently announced eight chosen bidders in the government’s emergency risk mitigation program, […]

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Tata Power Sells Stake in South African Wind JV for Rs 643 Crore

Tata Power had announced that its subsidiary has completed the sale of the company’s entire stake in a South African JV for an amount of Rs 643 crore Tata Power had announced that Khopoli Investments Ltd, the firms wholly-owned subsidiary, has completed the sale of the company’s entire stake in Cennergi, a South African joint […]

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