Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Grid Energy Storage – the next step into a renewable energy grid

January 30th, 2017 Posted by Renewable-energies 2 comments

Eskom and SAREC (South African Renewable Energy Council) are still debating the future of renewable energy in South Africa, with Eskom still insisting renewable energy is too expensive and SAREC replying that Eskom is not taking all factors into consideration. Eskom is capable of generating 34 000 MW. This includes all coal-fire, a nuclear and two hydroelectric power stations, with the main generation coming from coal-fire based power stations. So the question is… how do we move from the electricity grid we have, to a fully renewable energy grid?