New Generation Of Small Chinese EVs Could Help Eskom’s Push For Mass EV Adoption In South Africa (Video) 

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 01:42:45 +0000

South Africa’s electricity utility company Eskom has been working with other stakeholders to promote adoption of EVs in South Africa. One of the stumbling blocks to accelerating adoption has been the high sticker prices of EV models available in South Africa

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New South African Lithium-Ion Cell Mega-Factory, Plans For 32 GWh/Year By 2028

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 02:34:00 +0000

The battery storage market in South Africa is expected to grow significantly going forward as companies and homes look to cushion themselves from ongoing electricity blackouts. Eskom, the stated-owned utility company, has been battling to keep the lights on during peak demand hours. Electricity blackouts are expected for at least another 18 months according to some reports

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POWER Notebook: A Week of Trials and Triumphs for Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 15:31:27 +0000

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The past week saw interesting developments worldwide for nuclear new builds, small modular reactors (SMRs), and advanced nuclear fuel. Highlighted here: A third U.S. utility will use Framatome’s ATRIUM 11 fuel design; Barakah 1 in the United Arab Emirates is on the cusp of startup; South Africa’s Eskom said it wants to dispose of PBMR […]

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Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer: “What is urgently needed is more power from somewhere”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 00:23:40 +0000

Eskom, a South African electric company, is having some serious issues. Arrests have been made over fraud involving millions of dollars. The BBC reports that Eskom has been dealing with mismanagement and corruption scandals that have led to its current serious financial issues. Last week, South Africa experienced the largest power outage in over a decade

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Hitachi Exiting MHPS; MHI Will be Venture’s Sole Owner

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:43:32 +0000

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Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi will withdraw from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), a joint venture it established in 2014 with another power equipment giant, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), over a dispute stemming from construction of two massive defect-ridden coal plants in South Africa. Under a Dec. 18-announced settlement reached by MHI and Hitachi, Hitachi will […]

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Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:05:12 +0000

On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4 GW, according to the Draft Integrated Recourse Plan (2018) from South Africa’s Department of Energy

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Restructuring Report: Eskom ‘Fundamentally Insolvent, Permanently Impaired’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 14:32:17 +0000

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Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned utility that produces nearly 90% of the African powerhouse’s electricity, is saddled with liabilities, unavoidable expenses, and stranded costs that exceed $113 billion, and for various reasons, it is “fundamentally insolvent, permanently impaired, and will never be a true going concern enterprise under its current legal, operational, and governance structure,” concludes […]

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Financially Flailing Eskom Scrambles to Complete Defect-Ridden Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:53:46 +0000

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South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom was forced to slash 2,000 MW on a rotational basis nationwide on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. The newest round of power cuts—the first in nearly seven months—highlight the state-owned utility’s scramble to avert financial disaster stemming in part from the fast-tracked construction of two 4.8-GW coal-fired power plants: Medupi […]

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Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:30:05 +0000

Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants. The companies are BMW, Ford, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles

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POWER Digest [June 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Ansaldo Leads Research Initiative for Low-NOx High-Hydrogen Retrofit Solution. The Dutch government has awarded six partners—Ansaldo Thomassen, Delft University of Technology, OPRA Turbines, Vattenfall

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