ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK

Two SA companies honoured at African Utility Week

2019-05-20 20:06

During African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town last week, the winners of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 were announced.

African Utility Week expected to attract more than 10 000 professionals

2019-05-06 15:37

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition will take place in Cape Town in partnership with the SA Ministry of Energy.

Nuclear build needs better management to beat its track record - report

2018-05-18 20:24

Large nuclear projects are historically hard to manage and expensive to complete, an expert of the World Nuclear Association has told African Utility Week.

Nuclear will not solve SA's energy problems - resource expert

2018-05-16 23:00

Almost every ecosystem on earth has figured out how to grow and develop while contributing to the system they live in, explains a bio-mimicry expert.

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.

New energy minister to follow in predecessor's footsteps

2017-05-16 15:23

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has pledged her support for the 3.7 GW gas infrastructure development programme started by her predecessor.

Molefe saga overshadows start of #AUW2017

2017-05-16 09:52

The first day of the African Utility Week in Cape Town has been marred by events surrounding returning Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Finding funding for nuclear tough - Anurag Gupta

2016-05-19 18:09

It’s a tough environment in which to find funding for new nuclear projects, says Anurag Gupta, director and global sector head for power at KPMG.

Gas could be useful but complex addition to SA power mix

2016-05-18 19:04

Gas-fired power stations offer a speedy solution to SA’s electricity supply problems but the supply chain is complex, says an industry insider.

Interconnectivity vital for power security

2015-05-17 13:25

Transmission system interconnectivity and leveraging South Africa’s and other African natural resources is becoming an important requirement, says an expert.

 

Community input important in big business contribution to Africa's water challenges - Coca-Cola executive

2019-05-18 13:58

Big companies may have funds to help address water challenges in Africa, but they must get community input in the process, says a Coca-Cola executive.

New class of African financial investors - expert

2018-05-28 17:23

Innovative financing models are accelerating Africa’s energy revolution, which is seeing rapid progress in off-grid and distributed power solutions, says an expert.

Nuclear not feasible in a corrupt environment – expert

2018-05-17 21:04

Nuclear energy cannot be developed in a corrupt environment. Nonetheless, persistent concerns about its feasibility are down to "propaganda", according to energy expert Des Muller.

Radebe: Stagnant SA economy needs policy certainty

2018-05-15 21:46

SA needs policy certainty - especially on energy policy - to attract significant infrastructure investment, says Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe.

Proof that Africa can leapfrog the world in power technology

2017-05-17 10:29

While Zambia is currently embroiled in a political crisis, it is about to show the world that Africa can leapfrog power technology.

Ngubane punts Eskom smart meter deal as Molefe skips conference

2017-05-16 11:35

Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane has announced that the power utility will partner with Huawei on smart meter innovation while CEO Brian Molefe skipped the opening address.

Molefe and nuclear to dominate power gathering

2017-05-16 06:01

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and South Africa’s stalled nuclear procurement programme will feature prominently at the African Utility Week in Cape Town this week.

SA nuclear build will cost less than R1trn - experts

2016-05-19 17:07

South Africa’s nuclear programme will probably cost less than the mooted R1trn, say experts, who caution against simply taking numbers which are not based on specifics.

Electricity should grow economy, not profit - expert

2016-05-18 10:35

Energy adviser Ted Blom says South Africa lost out on a 3% to 5% GDP growth since government introduced new policy tariffs for electricity.

Norway wants to help solve SA's energy crisis

2015-05-15 12:26

The Norwegian government has had a strong presence at the African Utility Week in Cape Town, to provide possible solutions to SA’s electricity crisis.

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