Category archives for: Energy

Diamond boost for African Utility Week 2018

African Utility Week

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for next week’s African Utility Week (AUW) have received a major boost after Lucy Electric confirmed its longstanding partnership for the event. The company will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at the summit scheduled for Cape Town from May 15-17. Rick St John, Business Development Director (Africa) for […]

Angola takes lead in hydropower plant capacity

ANGOLA’S Laúca Hydropower Plant

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLA’S Laúca Hydropower Plant is about to become the largest such facility in the Southern African country and among the biggest in the region, with an installed capacity of 2 070 megawatts (MW) The third power generation group was commissioned in April, bringing the current […]

Zero carbon buildings now standard practice across SA

Zero carbon buildings

by AKANI CHAUKE PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – FOUR South African cities have committed to make all new buildings zero carbon as part of the country’s efforts to deliver on its commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Following the move, residents and businesses moving into new buildings in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and the […]

Power meters to come to a standstill in 2024

Electricity pre-paid reader

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE are concerns South African utilities might leave it too late until about 7 million prepaid electricity meters become obsolete by 2024 when the system that runs credit tokens run out of numbers. The Standard Transfer Specification Association (STSA) has thus embarked on an awareness programme to inform […]

Pollution claims 62 lives in Nigeria

United Nations Environmental Programme sampling in Ogoniland

Ogoni from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 60 people have reportedly died this month resulting from decades of pollution in the oil-rich southern Nigeria. The deaths have been reported in Ogoniland, the area which came into international recognition after 2 000 civilians were killed in the aftermath of protests against […]

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