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African Utility Week

Big guns will speak at Enlit

By: Halima Frost     10th May 2024 Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa CEO Hendrik Malan at this year’s Enlit Africa 2024, which will be held at the Cape Town International... 

Water a hurdle in Africa’s development - expert

10th May 2024 Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges, says advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan consultant Hannro Steenekamp. He explains that South Africa’s ongoing water crisis,... 

A black and white image of a hand under a tap with a trickle of water
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE BUT... The scarcity of drinkable water is denting the development of Africa as a continentent

Organisers expect record attendance at event

By: Halima Frost     10th May 2024 With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by global dignitaries and industry leaders”. The Enlit Africa 2024 will be held at the Cape Town... 

A man standing on a podium at last years Enlit Africa Event
TAKING TO THE FUTURE This years Enlit Africa theme – Less Talk, More Action – aims to encourage attendees and speakers to move away from talk in favour of action and implementatio

Cooling company to highlight new concepts

By: Halima Frost     10th May 2024 After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to address future clients and investors at this year’s Enlit Africa 2024, which will be held at the Cape... 

An air-cooled condensers designed and manufactured by IWC
COOL AS A CUCUMBER According to thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Coolin air-cooled condensers are the most efficient, green option for cooling

Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic

By: Halima Frost     10th May 2024 Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo. These countries have agreed to implement Nationally Determined... 

Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo standing on a stage talking
SABINE DALL"OMO A panel – The Factors Determining Success in Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Future – will be sponsored by Siemens, and be led by Dall’Omo on May 22

Energy access in Africa a key topic at this year’s Enlit Africa

5th May 2023 The upcoming Enlit Africa conference and expo will address the challenges of access to energy in Africa. The conference will be held over three days on May 16 to 18. The keynote session on day two of the conference will focus on Africa’s energy transition and the importance of ensuring that... 

Sintech

5th May 2023 Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications not only in mining and mining-related industries but also the clean energy sector. Electricity produced from wind is clean and renewable and will assist in reducing... 

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Event to focus on JET

By: Bonginkosi Tiwane     5th May 2023 With this year’s Enlit Africa event themed ‘The Multi-dimensional, multi-sectoral energy transition’, Enlit Africa content head Claire Volkwyn says this was the natural progression following last year’s theme of collaboration. 

A group of men who attended the Utility CEO Forum at the previous Enlit Africa Exhibition
AN ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES Enlit Africa returns to Cape Town from May 16 to 18

Diverse approach needed to solve energy crisis

By: Bonginkosi Tiwane     5th May 2023 As a vast continent, with 54 countries and more than 1 000 languages, Africa’s approach to electrification and industrialisation should be both intricate and collaborative, says Frost & Sullivan Africa partner and CEO Hendrik Malan. 

Allied International

5th May 2023 Allied International was founded in 2000 in Nibbiano Val Tidone, Italy, and became Allied International Group in 2001.  Allied South Africa was established in 2012 as the local subsidiary in Johannesburg, to support the strategic project to local market endeavours accordingly. Allied Pipe &... 

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Helping meet South Africa’s energy challenges with world record gas power technology

4th May 2023 South Africa is striving to meet its energy needs. Increasing maintenance requirements on existing and ageing infrastructure, high levels of investment and capital required for new energy assets, along with social and economic implications for a Just energy transition, are among the reasons why... 

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Enlit Africa is back

27th May 2022 Enlit Africa returns to Cape Town as a live conference and exhibition from June 7 to 9 this year, focusing on the current opportunities and challenges in the energy sector – from self-generation for municipalities and gas exploitation to renewable and energy storage solutions for the commercial... 

Company to exhibit at Enlit Africa in June

27th May 2022 With advanced submetering instrumentation and intelligent energy management solutions, industrial power and energy meter solution manufacturer Accuenergy is proud to be exhibiting at Africa's leading energy event, Enlit Africa 

Energy transition to be discussed at Enlit

27th May 2022 As South Africa experiences yet another period of load-shedding, the option of generating electricity for personal use is starting to look all the more attractive. 

Workable solutions to mitigate SA’s energy crisis

27th May 2022 South Africans have become accustomed to working and living with load-shedding over the past few years. Scheduled and unscheduled power outages have become a reality, with 1 130 hours of planned power cuts experienced in 2021 alone. Recently, the country was warned that the future of its... 

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ENERGY STORAGE Solar photovoltaic equipment, such as battery prices, have increased owing to the pandemic

AZ Hollink

27th May 2022 AZ Hollink South Africa is the sole representative for RENK Hanover in South Africa and authorised dealer for all RENK products in sub-Saha­ran Africa.  Established in September 2010, AZ Hollink South Africa is a sister company of the AZ Hollink Group, an exclusive international specialist in... 

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Sintech

27th May 2022 Since 1989, Svendborg Brakes has been recognised as a leading global expert in intelligent braking solutions for many applications across a broad spectrum of industry. Extensive application knowledge, innovative design, fast prototyping and exhaustive testing ensures that customers get the most... 

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Water solutions for Makana Municipality

27th May 2022 Water service utility Amatola Water, Makana municipality and consulting engineering company Bosch Projects continue to work hard to solve the water shortages in Makhanda, formerly Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape.  

Image of water waste treatment plant under construction
PROJECT UNDER WAY The James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works project is currently in its second phase

First hydrogen-burning power plant operational

27th May 2022 Energy supplier Long Ridge Energy Terminal (Long Ridge) – a subsidiary unit of transportation and infrastructure company Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors and an affiliate managed by asset management firm GCM Grosvenor – announced a successful first step to transition Long... 

An image of a hydrogen burning plant
HYDROGEN POWER PLANT Long Ridge Energy delivers first gas hydrogen burning plant

Hydro project achieves commercial operation

27th May 2022 The Nyamwamba 11, 7.8MW hydropower project reached its PPA Commercial Operation Date (COD) on March 17, 2022. 

Abatement solution for coal-fired power pollution

By: Claire O'Reilly     4th June 2021 EPCM Global Engineering are the South African representatives of the Luxembourg-based company Carbon Process & Plant Engineering (CPPE) who is the owner and provider of the Sulfacid® technology for flue gas desulphurisation by reacting the SO2 with water on an Activated Carbon bed in order to... 

Big potential for offshore energy

30th April 2021 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has come out in support of feasibility studies into offshore wind energy, saying this could solve South Africa’s energy woes. 

OFFSHORE WIND FARMS 
Offshore wind power, or offshore wind energy, is the use of wind farms constructed in bodies of water, usually in the ocean, to harvest wind energy to generate electricity
OFFSHORE WIND FARMS Offshore wind power, or offshore wind energy, is the use of wind farms constructed in bodies of water, usually in the ocean, to harvest wind energy to generate electricity

Hydrogen companies enter green economy MoU

By: Claire O'Reilly     30th April 2021 Green hydrogen technology company Nel Hydrogen has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global chemicals and refining industry catalysts, technology, and services supplier Haldor Topsoe. 

M4000 NEL WATER ELECTROLYSER

The ideal generator for producing green hydrogen at scale for the production of green ammonia
M4000 NEL WATER ELECTROLYSER The ideal generator for producing green hydrogen at scale for the production of green ammonia

S Africa gas startup receives major funding

30th April 2021 Johannesburg-based gas cylinder startup Bluedrop Energy has secured a R300-million investment from global investment firm J. Sassoon Group for its liquefied petroleum gas cylinder manufacturing plant. 

KENNETH MADUNA
Bluedrop is ecstatic with the investment made by J. Sassoon Group
KENNETH MADUNA Bluedrop is ecstatic with the investment made by J. Sassoon Group

Water stress can jeopardise business models

30th April 2021 South Africa’s recent droughts are teaching businesses a life-changing lesson that businesses can no longer simply assume that clean water will always be available to keep operations running smoothly. 

GERT NEL
When putting together a business model for a multi-million rand business development, a key factor will now be the reliability of water supply
GERT NEL When putting together a business model for a multi-million rand business development, a key factor will now be the reliability of water supply

Joint agenda for energy events

20th November 2020 Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and minigrid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the digital African Utility Week and... 

POWER AGENDA
Amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector in Africa, the organisers of the Digital Energy Festival seek to address critical issues
POWER AGENDA Amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector in Africa, the organisers of the Digital Energy Festival seek to address critical issues

New launch expands LED lighting options

20th November 2020 Light manufacturer BEKA Schréder recently announced the launch of the Omnistar Micro and Mini. Together with the Midi and Maxi, the Omnistar family is now complete.  

SHINING BRIGHT 
The Omnistar Micro/Mini is designed and manufactured in South Africa, it is highly efficient and energy saving
SHINING BRIGHT The Omnistar Micro/Mini is designed and manufactured in South Africa, it is highly efficient and energy saving

Africa’s ‘staggering’ hydropower potential discussed at event

20th November 2020 Hydropower plays a key role in all of the African Development Bank's (AfDB’s) High Five priority areas that are intended to support the continent's achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This is according to AfDB power systems development director Batchi Baldeh, who... 

ENERGY EVENT
The potential for hydropower in Africa is staggering
ENERGY EVENT The potential for hydropower in Africa is staggering

Wind turbine prototype gives impressive results

20th November 2020 Energy solutions company GE Renewable Energy – which will be exhibiting at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa 2020 – announced last month that its Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimised and is now operating at a 13 MW power output.... 

Renewable energy law proves 20 years success

1st May 2020 Since the introduction of the German Renewable Energies Act (EEG), the share of renewable energy in gross power consumption in Germany has continually increased from 6.2% in 2000 to 42.1% in 2019.  

INEVITABLE POWER 
In Germany, regenerative energies are the number one power source
INEVITABLE POWER In Germany, regenerative energies are the number one power source

Energy uncertainty an opportunity for private sector

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     1st May 2020 Owing to power generation and energy supply uncertainty in South Africa, renewable-energy solutions provider Economic Development Solutions (EDS) believes that this creates opportunities for private-sector participation in energy supply. 

RENEWED AND ENERGISED 
There are obstacles hampering the growth of the renewable-energy sector
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RENEWED AND ENERGISED There are obstacles hampering the growth of the renewable-energy sector

Incentives needed to aid local energy tech

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 While there is an increased focus on local content across several South African industries, government could do more in terms of incentivising local manufacturing, says energy solutions company i-G3n co-founder and director Sydney Phakathi. 

NO FUSS WHATSOEVER 
i-G3n offers standard solutions that it can also tailor to suit the specific needs of every client
NO FUSS WHATSOEVER i-G3n offers standard solutions that it can also tailor to suit the specific needs of every client

Water heating now a sustainable solution

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     1st May 2020 Power management technology supplier PowerOptimal manufactures products that are specifically designed to provide more sustainable energy solutions in South Africa. 

RICHARD FEARON
The PowerOptimal Elon solar photovoltaic (PV) water heater allows for the direct connection of solar PV modules to a standard South African electric geyser
RICHARD FEARON The PowerOptimal Elon solar photovoltaic (PV) water heater allows for the direct connection of solar PV modules to a standard South African electric geyser

Trafo Power Solutions

24th January 2020 Trafo Power Solutions was established to cater for the growing appetite and scope for the application of dry-type transformers in Africa. These power solutions are suitable across a wide range of industry including mining. The company offers a wide range of cast resin transformers from 160 kVA to... 

Trafo Power Solutions

PowerGen, AUW co-location brings more conversation and connection

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 This year’s African Utility Week (AUW) will welcome the generation sector through the co-location of the electricity industry forum PowerGen Africa for complete discussions ranging from the power sector planning to smart city delivery. “With the concentration of senior decision-makers... 

JEFF RADEBE
Will provide the Ministerial address at this years AUW
JEFF RADEBE Will provide the Ministerial address at this years AUW

Possible solution to SA’s power challenges

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, in combination with energy storage products, can offer solutions to some of South Africa’s challenges, which include load-shedding, rising power prices and no grid availability in certain areas, says solar PV and energy storage system provider IBC SOLAR South... 

SUPPORT SYSTEM
Solar photovoltaic in combination with storage products can provide a reliable energy source
SUPPORT SYSTEM Solar photovoltaic in combination with storage products can provide a reliable energy source

South African-Danish partnership to launch Phase 2 of water project

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 Phase 2 of the Strategic Water Sector Cooperation partnership between Denmark and South Africa will be launched at this year’s African Utility Week, which will be held from May 14 to 16 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The partnership will host an exhibition stand and the water... 

ASSESSMENTS EQUAL SAVINGS
Water assessments can often bring about unplanned energy savings
ASSESSMENTS EQUAL SAVINGS Water assessments can often bring about unplanned energy savings

Slimline battery pack announced 

3rd May 2019 Smart water metering company Utility Systems is one of the platinum sponsors at this year's African Utility Week (AUW) exhibition that is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 14 to 16. 

CHOP AND CHANGE
New replaceable battery pack for its water management device
CHOP AND CHANGE New replaceable battery pack for its water management device
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