first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleEskom: nuclear RFI receives good responseNext articleAfDB targets to cut Uganda’s electricity tariffs Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On Monday, Eskom reported that its Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has brought Unit 3 into commercial operation, effectively adding 333MW into the South African power grid.The utility confirmed that 4 units at Ingula are now commercial and produce a total of 1,332MW.These units are now part of Eskom’s Peaking fleet of power stations, where Ingula can respond to demand increases on the National Grid within two-and-a-half minutes.Ingula Unit 3According to the utility, Ingula unit 3 was resynchronised to the grid in October 2016 post repairs based on an incident during the optimisation process.Eskom’s Interim Group Chief Executive, Matshela Koko said: “The commercial operation of Unit 3 completes the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme project. This will further strengthen security of power supply to South African homes and businesses.“I am thrilled that we are on track to deliver all New Build projects on line timeously, this achievement would not have been possible without the hard working team at Ingula and strong executive leadership in Eskom.”Plant backgroundThe power company explains that Ingula’s four units are located 350 meters underground in the world’s largest machine hall in mud-rock. To turn the more than 500 tonnes of rotating mass of the Generator Rotor and Turbine, water is released from Ingula’s upper dam, Bedford Dam, situated 460 meters higher and two kilometers away.Water flows at high speeds down to the turbines at around 60km per hour with enough water passing through each turbine to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in six seconds. Rotating at 428 revolutions per minute, each unit will produce 333MW, a total for the station of 1,332MW.Unit 4 went into commercial operation on 10 June 2016 while Unit 2 went into commercial operation on 22 August 2016 and Unit 1 went into commercial operation on 30 August 2016 respectively.The utility added that in terms of capacity, Ingula is Africa’s newest and largest pumped storage scheme and the 14th largest pumped storage scheme in the world. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generationcenter_img Comments are closed. Finance and Policy BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 161 Views   no discussionscenter_img BusinessLocalNews DIGICEL restores home TV and Internet in key locations by: – December 11, 2017 Press ReleaseWednesday, 6th December, 2017 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel has been successful in restoring Home TV and Internet services in key areas on the island. Roseau and the surrounding areas of Bath Estate and Pottersville can once again enjoy their favourite TV shows and connect online to the people and things they love. Digicel customers in areas still to be re-connected, are urged to keep their equipment – namely the modems and set top boxes – safely secured. However, in the eventuality that their equipment has been damaged, Digicel will replace the equipment, at no additional cost. As the reactivation of Digicel’s Home TV and Internet continues, subscribers should also be mindful that Digicel can only re-engage their services after power has been returned by the Dominica Electricity Services Ltd (Domlec) to the customers affected. Digicel’s engineers remain hard at work on total network restoration in the shortest possible time. Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been told by the English Football Association (FA) to explain his post-match actions on Wednesday night.City defeated Southampton 2-1 courtesy a stoppage time Raheem Sterling goal and Guardiola thereafter walked onto the pitch to remonstrate with the opposition winger Nathan Redmond aggressively.Guardiola thereafter claimed in his post-match press conference that he was telling the Southampton winger “how good a player he is”.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has until Monday to respond to the FA.Redmond has also spoken about the incident. He said that the Spaniard was “only very complimentary and positive”.The former Norwich City winger said: “He was very passionate, intense and aggressive – but he was only very complimentary and positive to me.”“He commented on my qualities as a young English player and how he wanted me to attack his team more during the game in a similar way to last season.“I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game. That’s it.” he concluded.RelatedWatch How Pep Publicly Gave Southampton Star Redmond A Dressing Down (Video)November 30, 2017In “England”Pep Guardiola: Vindication, For The Idea Of Having An IdeaApril 16, 2018In “England”Famous Quotes Of 2017 (Part 3)January 1, 2018In “England”last_img read more