Duke Energy issues 300 MW solar energy request in North Carolina

first_imgDuke Energy issues 300 MW solar energy request in North CarolinaThe company’s Request for Proposals (RFP) is intended to assist its efforts in meeting the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards. February 17, 2014 Ian Clover Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Power holding company Duke Energy has issued a 300 MW RFP in North Carolina (NC) as it ramps up its efforts to comply with the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards. The Charlotte, NC-headquartered company is hoping to add new solar PV capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories, with an inauguration of service date set for the end of 2015. Bidders for the RFP can offer to supply either full renewable energy certificates or provide a turnkey solution of which Duke Energy will take ownership as it seeks to diversify its energy mix. The RFP targets those solar installations that are greater than 5 MW in capacity, and is limited only to those projects that can be realistically completed by the end of 2015. Any affiliates of Duke Energy will be not invited to participate in the RFP. “This proposal will practically double our current solar capacity for customers in the Carolinas,” said Duke Energy’s VP for renewable generation development, Rob Caldwell. “It gives developers the opportunity to pursue projects for the long term, or to negotiate for Duke Energy to acquire ownership of the new facilities once they are operational.” North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (REPS) enables any renewable energy facility that is connected to the Carolinas system to be eligible for compliance obligations. Duke Energy is eager to add more renewable energy generation capacity, with the RFP allowing the company to target those projects that are already in the planning stages. “For bidders who wish for Duke Energy to assume ownership, it will allow us to better locate and integrate the new capacity into our energy mix,” added Caldwell. “We are in the best position to manage the unique characteristics of intermittent solar generation into our existing system to assure cost-effective, reliable, dependable electricity for our customers.”Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Southern California Edison launches solicitation for mid-sized behind-the-meter solar PV

first_imgSouthern California Edison launches solicitation for mid-sized behind-the-meter solar PVThe utility’s RFO is the fourth in its Solar Photovoltaic Program, which is open to projects between 500 kW and 10 MW. Projects will connect through the SCE distribution grid. October 11, 2014 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a request for offers (RFO) for electricity from independent solar power producers. The utility says that depending upon the economics of the offer, it will procure power from up to 63 MW-DC of solar PV plants.This is the fourth solicitation that SCE has launched under its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP), through which the utility plans to procure a total of 125 MW-DC of mid-sized PV from 2010 through 2015.NPD Solarbuzz says that these sorts of solicitations have become a preferred method for both utilities and solar developers in California. “These solicitations create a system where everyone knows the rules and knows what the expectations are,” NPD Solarbuzz Senior Analyst Michael Barker told PV Magazine.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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America installs 1.35 GW of solar PV in Q3 2014

first_imgAmerica installs 1.35 GW of solar PV in Q3 2014An impressive 41% growth during the quarter puts the U.S. on track to install 6.5 GW in 2014. Steady growth in the residential sector leads to over 300 MW installed. December 9, 2014 Christian Roselund Markets Markets & Policy Share Greentech Media Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have released their quarterly U.S. Solar Market Insight report, finding 41% year-over-year growth in the third quarter of 2014 with 1.35 GW-DC installed.This is the second-largest quarter to date. In the first nine months of 2014 the United States has installed 3.96 GW, as the world’s third-largest solar PV market, with more than 1 GW installed each quarter.Q3 figures include 825 MW-DC in the utility-scale segment, which remains the largest market segment. Additionally, the U.S. residential market exceeded 300 MW for the first time ever. Residential installations have grown in 18 of the last 19 quarters.However, the nation’s commercial, government and non-profit installations fell sequentially. This segment, which the report lists as “non-residential”, has been more volatile than the residential market.SEIA and GTM’s numbers are in sharp contrast to those released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which reported only 130 MW-AC installed during the quarter. FERC traditionally has not counted residential and most commercial installations, however it is clear that the agency is also missing a number of utility-scale installations.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share Christian Roselund Christian Roselund served as US editor at pv magazine from 2014 to 2019. Prior to this he covered global solar policy, markets and technology for Solar Server, and has written about renewable energy for CleanTechnica, German Energy Transition, Truthout, The Guardian (UK), and IEEE Spectrum.More articles from Christian Roselund [email protected] Related content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved imp… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German enginee… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The s… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is a… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Orig… iAbout these recommendations Elsewhere on pv magazine…Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be mindful of our community standards.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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SolarEdge files for $125 million IPO

first_imgSolarEdge files for $125 million IPOThe Israeli-headquartered power optimizer specialist filed an S-1 form with the SEC yesterday. Company’s recent growth underpinned by strong U.S. consumer base. February 19, 2015 Ian Clover Installations Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share SolarEdge, the Israeli-headquartered solar firm that specializes in power optimizers, inverters and data monitoring systems, yesterday submitted an S-1 initial public offering (IPO) form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Council (SEC) with the intention of raising up to $125 million. The decision by SolarEdge to seek an IPO is viewed within the industry as indicative of the growing strength of the module-level power electronics (MLPE) market, of which SolarEdge has rapidly become a key player. Although smaller in revenue size than U.S. competitor Enphase, SolarEdge has shipped some 4.5 million power inverters and 201,000 inverters since its inception in 2006. When Enphase went public in 2012, the company had just 1.55 million microinverter shipments under its belt. Revenue-wise, Enphase posted annual earnings of $149.5 million when the company floated. SolarEdge achieved similar revenue in calendar year 2014, posting $139.8 million. In just a short space of time, SolarEdge has accrued shipments of 601 MW, with the U.S. market accounting for 72% of its latest revenues. In the past six months alone, 32.3% of its U.S. revenues have derived from a single customer, identified as ‘Customer B’ in the S-1 filing. GTM Research’s director of solar research, MJ Shiao, suggests that only SolarCity has the necessary clout to account for such a large proportion of SolarEdge’s balance books. And for a company looking to increase its market share of the growing U.S. residential landscape, that is not a bad customer to have on board, Shiao notes. “This customer represents significant exposure but also a launching pad in the U.S. residential space,” the analyst told pv magazine. However, Shiao notes, SolarEdge’s continued success post-IPO will lead it into direct competition with not only Enphase – who just enjoyed a record-breaking quarter and fiscal year – but also traditional heavyweights SMA and ABB, as well as newcomers to the increasingly crowded MLPE space, such as LG. Growth of MLPE and three-phase invertersAlready strong in Europe, the benefits of a three-phase string inverter architecture at commercial level are expected to be embraced more fully in the U.S. in the near future – a development that will smooth SolarEdge’s transition into the U.S. commercial space, believes Shiao. “SolarEdge is leveraging the three-phase string inverter architecture, and is able to offset the power optimizer premium through internal savings via its fixed-voltage inverter as well as with electrical BOS savings via string stretching.” Referring to GTM’s Global PV Inverter Landscape report, Shiao adds that there is a huge global opportunity for the MLPE market, which the analyst expects will grow from 4% global annual inverter shipments last year to more than 11% by 2018. “In 2015, we expect total combined MLPE shipments to well exceed 2 GW,” Shiao said. “Furthermore, we expect the U.S. residential market to continue growing at 50% to 55% year-over-year ahead of the ITC cliff in 2017 – a strong foundation and growth opportunity for MLPE vendors.” Salt in Europe’s woundsA recent report by IHS forecast that the U.S. and Japan are set to account for almost half of global solar PV inverter revenue in 2015 and 2016. The report was followed shortly by U.S. microinverter supplier Enphase posting record-breaking revenues for Q4 2014 and the entirety of last year. As price pressure intensifies and global competition sharpens its claws, the European inverter landscape could begin to look increasingly barren over the next 18-24 months. “A successful IPO would give SolarEdge a significant war chest to tackle traditional inverter manufacturers weakened by European market woes and global pricing pressure,” suggested Shiao IHS solar analyst Cormac Gilligan agrees. “In Europe, the additional money raised would allow SolarEdge to consolidate its position in the large residential and small commercial PV markets such as the U.K., Germany, Italy and the Netherlands,” Gilligan told pv magazine. “It would also enable them to further expand their sales team and after-sales service by having a local presence in each market – something which is crucial to success in Europe.” Gilligan believes that a sophisticated SolarEdge presence would pour significant pressure on to other inverter suppliers operating in Europe, particularly those unable to provide the same level of service. A more global reachIPO money would also allow SolarEdge to invest more heavily in R&D and bring new products to market quicker, which may allow the company to compete more effectively with Enphase in the key U.S. market. “In particular, the additional money raised in an IPO would allow SolarEdge to make a bigger push into another key residential and small commercial market, such as Japan, where they have yet to gain JET certification for their single-phase and three-phase inverters,” added Gilligan. 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ReneSola connects four PV farms in UK to beat RO cut-off deadline

first_imgReneSola connects four PV farms in UK to beat RO cut-off deadlineReneSola has completed and connected to the grid four utility-scale PV projects totaling 20 MW in the U.K. March 29, 2016 Adilya Zaripova Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share Four solar plants powered by ReneSola’s Virtus II solar modules have been successfully connected to the grid in the U.K. These PV farms, with a combined capacity of approximately 20 MW, are located in Barnstable, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Notthinghamshire.Chinese PV manufacturer ReneSola, which is currently undertaking strategic growth into the downstream sector, managed the design and construction of these projects. The company will also provide ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) services.“These projects reinforced our commitments to the clean energy businesses in the U.K., and demonstrated our strong competitive advantages in developing downstream projects,” said ReneSola’s CEO Xianshou Li.All four of the projects are qualified under the Renewable Obligations (RO) program and connected to the grid, mere days before the subsidy scheme closes at the end of this week.Last week, British solar developer Lightsource announced that, considering the current economics of solar PV, it would “not be able to grow the U.K.’s solar generation capacity without subsidy on non-private wire projects in 2016”. According to the Lightsource’s CEO Nick Boyle, the company’s subsidy-free solar strategy currently applies to private PV plants that are directly connected to the buyer.Another British PV developer, Primrose Solar, recently connected its 49 MW Eveley solar farm to the grid, beating the RO closure deadline. Due to the policy changes, Eveley farm might be the last utility-scale solar farm built in the country for some time, Primrose CEO Giles Clark said in the announcement.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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S.Africa: New capacity puts power export back on the map

first_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Previous articleRussia’s Rosatom confirms bid submission for SA nuclear buildNext articleLiberia: President Sirleaf supports anti-power theft drive 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. BRICS On Tuesday, Eskom announced that its improved generation performance and new build programme have delivered excess capacity for the country.The power system remains stable due to Eskom’s rigorous plant maintenance, which has seen an improvement in plant availability, which has moved to 77.3% from 70.3% leading to 3,103MW being added to the national grid.The improvement in generation plant availability has re-enabled Eskom to dispatch the least cost stations ahead of the more expensive stations.According to the utility, projections for the year-end show that there will be a cost saving of ZAR238 million ($17.9 million).New power capacity to drive economic growthNew capacity will fuel the growth of the South African economy, the parastatal believes.“Since the build programme started in 2005, Eskom has added 8,030MW to the national grid and over the next six years a further 9,103MW capacity will be added from the Ingula pumped storage scheme, which will be fully commissioned later this year. Medupi will be fully commissioned in 2020, and Kusile in 2022,” Eskom said in a statement.The power company currently has a surplus of 5,600MW at peak, due to improved plant performance and new additional capacity that can meet any increase in demand until 2021.Eskom Chairman Baldwin Ngubeni said: “Today’s system status update follows on the backdrop of positive interim results for Eskom, but also follows the departure of Brian Molefe – an extraordinary leader whose legacy will be that of turning Eskom around.“Today’s system status update is a reflection of the vision, dedication and hard work of thousands of men and women at Eskom and its Interim Group Chief Executive, Matshela Koko.“Through their remarkable tenacity and capabilities, the company has turned things around to deliver solid and sustainable financial and operational performance, positively impacting the South African economy. Today, I can call on all customers to optimise on this surplus supply.”Koko said: “Surplus capacity on average every day during the peak for this financial year is the size of Matla Power Station (3,600MW), this is excluding 2,000MW operational reserve. Going forward, Eskom will continue to focus its efforts on increasing electricity demand and ensuring sustainable revenue collection.”Electrification on the highAccording to Koko, the utility has connected 162,104 new customers to the grid in the past nine months.  He added that 150,747 of these customers are already using electricity.“We hope to electrify all households in South Africa in the next two years,” he said.Eskom noted that the decreased need for open cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) due to improved generation availability, has also played a part in added capacity.The OCGT load factor for the second quarter of the financial year was 0.06% and for the third quarter, 0.11%. “We expect minimal use of Eskom OCGTs to manage the system for the rest of the financial year,” Koko said.The Distribution division continues to exhibit sound technical performance and has exceeded the targeted installation for smart meters for the third quarter, with actuals of 17,561 installations versus a target of 12,000 installations.Challenges and the way forwardSome of the key challenges facing the distribution industry are huge under-investment in electricity infrastructure, high energy losses as a result of inadequate revenue management systems and some utilities consistently defaulting on their negotiated payment arrangements because of systemic failures.“The effects of these shortcomings are detrimental to the economic growth of the country and addressing these challenges is key to ensuring future financial sustainability. We wish to acknowledge cooperation with Premiers and MEC’s in helping Eskom in finding lasting solutions to the Distribution challenges,”Koko said.“Since the start of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) process in November 2016, Eskom has managed to collect R979 million from the municipalities. This is testament of the ability of South Africans to work together during tough times,” he said.The Transmission division has had zero major incidents in terms of system performance. There were high levels of maintenance execution with 98.8% of planned work executed. There has also been excellent line fault performance achieved year-to-date.Koko concluded: “Eskom’s power system has progressed to a position of surplus capacity, which will positively impact the SA economy. The availability of excess capacity allows Eskom to meet demand more cheaply than through the purchases of renewable energy.“As a priority, both domestic and export sales must be further increased. Eskom will continue to focus efforts on the increasing growth in demand in electricity and ensuring sustainable revenue collection.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

S.Africa: energy minister postpones renewable IPP deals

first_img Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEskom responds to nuclear build allegationsNext articleTanzania: gov continues to back local industry 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. BRICS Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentcenter_img The SA Renewable Energy Council is concerned that the deadline set by the previous Minister of Energy for financial closure of outstanding PPAs, 11 April will not be met. SAREC learned this weekend, that when invited to attend the signing of contracts at the IPP office, the new minister’s office asked that the signing be delayed.This is in order to allow energy minister Mmamoloko “Nkensani” Kubayi to meet with the minister of public enterprises, Lynne Brown. It has been indicated that once the two ministers have met, a new signature deadline will be set, SAREC said in a statement.Commenting on this is Brenda Martin, Chair of SAREC: “While we recognise the need for the new Minister to get up to speed on the issues, financial closure of duly procured renewable power for 37 Power Purchase Agreements now stands at almost 2 years.”IPP deals on iceAccording to the energy council, since the previous Minister’s instruction was issued, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have taken all necessary steps to ensure that they are ready for the PPA signature. Read more…Over the past few weeks, since the previous Minister issued her instruction to Eskom, affected IPPs have been working with Eskom officials to ensure that the necessary paperwork is up to date, so that financial closure can be achieved and construction can begin, SAREC explained.Adding that over the past few months, all of Eskom’s concerns in relation to PPA signatures have been addressed by Treasury, NERSA and the Department of Energy. It is clear that in policy, by signing PPAs with duly selected preferred bidders, Eskom is not at risk of any unforeseen financial exposure.“It is understood that Eskom’s obligation to pay for power procured, will only kick in once power plants are built and power is generated by IPPs,” added Martin.Unlocked potentialSAREC estimates that a combined investor value of R58 billion [$4 billion] in investment will be unlocked, as soon as PPAs are signed.The energy council further added that with this investment added to the already R194 billion [$13.9 billion] attracted by the renewable power industry, the industry can continue to make a direct, cost-effective and job-creating contribution to rural community development, and to South Africa’s ailing economy.Since SONA2017, the directives from the President, the Finance Minister and the Minister of Energy have been clear: that PPAs for the 37 preferred bids must be concluded.While the Minister of Energy is responsible for the realisation of least-cost energy security in South Africa, the Minister of Public Enterprises is responsible for ensuring that state-owned enterprises like the national Utility act in the national interest. Read more…“We hope that Eskom will conclude its legal obligations to renewable power producers before embarking on plans relating to its proposed nuclear deal in June,” concluded Martin. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Featured image: SAREC Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA last_img read more

Middle East to add highest gas processing capacity to 2022, says…

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSgasGlobalDataMiddle EastOil and gas Previous articleGrid operators can achieve 100% renewables via DERs, shows TestbedNext articleS.Africa: MIGA to support private sector activity 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. BRICS RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy Featured image: Stock Global gas processing capacity is expected to grow by 13.5% between 2018 and 2022, from the current 531 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) in 2018 to approximately 603 bcfd in 2022.This is according to data and analytics company, GlobalData. The firm adds that the Middle East will make the most additions in gas processing capacity by 2022 with approximately 29.5 bcfd with 44 new-build projects.Globally 249 new-build (announced and planned) gas processing plants are expected to commence operations between 2018 and 2022.North America leads with 122 new-build plants, followed by Middle East with 44 and Africa with 23. Read more: China leads global natural gas growth by 30%Among countries, the US is expected to add the most planned capacity of 15.2 bcfd by 2022 through 92 projects. Iran follows, with 10.4 bcfd of capacity addition through 11 new-build projects.A total of $139.7 billion is expected to be spent on new-build (planned and announced) gas processing plants.The Middle East and the FSU lead globally in terms of capital expenditure (capex) over the next four years. The two regions are expected to spend $48.2 billion and $36.4 billion on additions of planned processing capacity, respectively.Anna Belova, Senior Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, commented: “Russia and the US are expected to be the top spenders on new-build gas processing plants, with $19.3bn and $18.8bn respectively between 2018 and 2022.“Among all the new-build projects during the period, the Galkynysh II in Turkmenistan and Tanajib in Saudi Arabia will have the highest gas processing capacities, of 2,899 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) and 2,698 mmcfd, respectively.”Among companies, Saudi Arabian Oil Co has the highest proposed capex for new-build projects during the period, of $12.6 billion.National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is expected to add the most gas processing capacity among companies by 2022, of 6.8 bcfd.last_img read more

China to accelerate smart city development

first_img Finance and Policy TAGSBRICSChinasmart citiessmart city Previous articleNigeria | Prof. Momoh resumes position as NERC ChairNext articleWhy private equity investors remain cautious 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 Image credit: Stock The Global Future Cities Alliance (GFCA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS) to accelerate smart city development in China.CATIS and GFCA agree to introduce leading technologies and methodologies into China, promote the construction and operation of standards and best practices and improve services of China’s smart city industry.GFCA is a non-profit organisation focusing on the smart city industry, integrating standard research and development, technology application promotion, industry chain cooperation, talent training, investment and financing.The MoC comes at a time when China is witnessing a fast development of smart cities. Read more: China is taking the lead in global clean energy, says IEA directorAccording to a report by Deloitte, China has about 500 smart city pilot projects, the highest number in the world.Frost & Sullivan says by 2025, more than 50% of Asian smart cities will be in China.Approximately $320 billion is expected to be generated in the Chinese economy from the smart city segment compared with $2 trillion market value worldwide.Clean energy is also high on China’s list. In an exclusive interview with Chinese news agency Xinhua, Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) said: “On the supply side, China is – and will remain – the largest global investor into all of the four main clean energy sources: wind, solar, nuclear and hydro.”Speaking on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year, Birol said: “It is encouraging to see that in recent years we have witnessed the acceleration of energy research and development in China, putting the country into a leading position in key technologies such as solar, battery storage or direct current transmission.”This article was published on our sister publication’s website, Metering & Smart Energy International (www.metering.com) BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generationlast_img read more

African private equity sector remains robust, finds report

first_img“The datafrom the annual Data Tracker shows that investors remain bullish aboutAfrica’s prospects and we are proud to continue educating and informing localand international investors about opportunities on the continent.” The African Private Equity and Venture CapitalAssociation (AVCA) today released its annual report analysing activity in the private equity (PE) sector,incorporating regional spotlights covering Southern, West, North and EastAfrica, alongside exit data for the first time. The reportreveals that African PE has remained robust with the total value of fundraisingincreasing to $2.7 billion in 2018 from $2.4 billion in 2017, indicatinginvestors’ ongoing confidence in African PE. The total value of African PE fundraising between 2013 and 2018 was $17.8 billion and the median size of final closed funds over the same period was $123 million. Read more: Africa’s GDP growth projected to hit 4% in 2019 In total273 exits were reported between 2013 and 2018. There was a slight decline inexit activity between 2017 and 2018, with the number of exits dropping from ahigh of 52 to 46, with this being attributed to uncertainty in South Africa,which saw its share of exit volume decline from an average of 42% between 2013and 2017 to 20% in 2018. The report alsoprovides political, economic and regulatory contexts for key markets, as wellas two case studies per region.  Reflecting the attractiveness of businesses UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Directorand head of research at AVCA, Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye, commented: “African PEcontinues to present exciting developments and we are encouraged by theincrease in fundraising in 2018 relative to the previous year. Featured image: Stock RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over the2013 to 2018 period, Southern Africa attracted the largest number of PE dealsat 294, while West Africa had the largest share of deals by value at $10.8 billion. Meanwhile,Communication Services and Utilities were the largest sectors by value in 2018. Meanwhile,the growing trend of exits to PE & other financial buyers, which emerged in2016, persisted in 2018, accounting for 37% of exits. In terms ofsectors, Information Technology, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staplesaccounted for almost half the total number of PE deals last year, reflectingthe attractiveness of businesses that capitalise on Africa’s growing consumermarket. center_img Exits totrade buyers accounted for the largest share of exits at 39% in 2018, up from25% in 2017. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Notably,Information Technology’s share of deal volume has significantly grown in recentyears, nearly doubling to 19% in 2018 from only 10% two years prior. Finally,North Africa had the largest median deal size at $8 million, while East, Westand Southern Africa each had a median deal size of $6 million over the sameperiod.  Todownload the report click here. The datashows that 1,022 reported deals worth a total of $25.7 billion took place from2013 to 2018. Exit activity Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector TAGSeconomic outlookeconomic transformationfinance & investment Previous articleUganda: $27m approved for Kikagati hydropower plantNext articleTender: TCN requires supply of power equipment in Lagos Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. BRICS Generation While thevalue of PE deals dropped marginally in 2018 to $3.5 billion from $3.9 billionin 2017, the number of PE deals encouragingly reached a six-year peak of 186 in2018.  last_img read more