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ESKOM: Eskom power cuts see City Power suspend maintenance work on infrastructure

  • Date: 18-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Eye Witness News

City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said that since the rolling blackouts began, its been difficult for them to do their work without interruptions and safety concerns.

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ESKOM: Govt to open SA’s energy future to private sector investment as unveils tender plans

  • Date: 18-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining MX

THE Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) will issue a request for information (RFI) for demand and supply side proposals to enlist the help of the private sector to help alleviate South Africa’s current acute shortage of electricity generating capacity.

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FUEL CELLS: China’s Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Push Spurs British Chemical Maker’s Profits

  • Date: 18-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Bloomberg

After losing money for 20 years, Johnson Matthey Plc’s fuel-cell components are making money on the back of China’s policies boosting the stuttering hydrogen-powered auto industry.

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REFINING: BP and ZPCC explore the creation of a world-scale acetic acid joint venture in China

  • Date: 18-10-19
  • Category: REFINING
  • Source: BP

BP and China’s Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (ZPCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the creation of a new equally-owned joint venture to build and operate a 1 million tonne per annum (tpa) acetic acid plant in eastern China.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country.

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ESKOM: Tariffs could rise materially in 2020 should Eskom prevail in court bid for urgent relief

  • Date: 17-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Engineering News

State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s decision to approach the courts for urgent relief in the form of a reversal of the Energy Regulator’s controversial March 7 decision to offset a government equity injection of R69-billion through a lowering of the utility’s return on assets could result in a material increases in electricity tariffs in the coming two years.

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ESKOM: South Africa endures second day of power cuts as Eskom generators still out

  • Date: 17-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa was hit by power cuts for a second day on Thursday as state utility Eskom said a number of generating units were still out of service and some would not be back up and running for a few days.

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PGM PROJECTS: Tharisa Has Right to All of $4.2 Billion Zimbabwe Platinum Mine

Tharisa Plc, the publicly traded South African platinum and chrome miner run by the Pouroulis family, has the right to take over a platinum mine project in Zimbabwe that could ultimately cost $4.2 billion.

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