Posts by Dickson Nhevera

NERSA approves 2.2% increase for ESKOM 2017/18

March 22nd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has approved a 2.2% Electricity tariff increase for the 2017/18 period which is in line with the MYPD3 agreement with ESKOM
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Ever wondered how the color of your roof affects your energy bill?

March 3rd, 2017 Posted by Energy Efficiency No Comment yet

Have you ever considered how efficient our roof is? A white roof will reflect most of the sunlight back into space, while a black roof absorbs most of the sunlight and turns it into heat.
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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?

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Level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

December 14th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

Since the 1st of November 2016 Cape Town has been under level 3 water restrictions. These restrictions are in place until further notice from the Municipality and are meant to promote the efficient use of water in summer where temperatures soar, prompting an increase in water usage

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Moving Solar Power Generation Efficiency to the next level

November 28th, 2016 Posted by Energy Efficiency, Renewable-energies No Comment yet

As the discussions are on curbing future Energy crises, South Africa seeks to find better alternatives to reduce its need for power generation from coal. Focus has moved to Nuclear power  as the alternative. We look at what strides are being made to improve renewable energy technology in reducing its limitations.

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