Dates & Venue

Tue, Wed and Thur, 28, 29 and 30 Nov 2017. Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Energy storage for Robben Island solar microgrid

SOLA Future Energy has designed and constructed a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system consists of a solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility …

Engineering study dispels myths on limits to renewable energy in the South African grid

A serious engineering study and report has dispelled the myths and propaganda peddled by fired former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko on the limits …

First international keynote announced

The first international keynote speaker at SA Energy Storage 2017 is Dr. Michael Thackeray, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL 60439, USA Biography Michael Thackeray is an Argonne Distinguished …

New solar plants now powering whole of Northern Cape

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued …

South Africa Energy Storage Technology and Market Assessment report released

A techno-economic study on the South Africa Energy Storage market, sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), was released on at a function hosted by the South …

Eskom considers relaunch of pebble bed modular reactor programme

by Mmeli Fipaza, David Nicholls, Saneshan Govender, Marius Fox, and Frikkie Ellis, Eskom This article outlines Eskom’s approach in the development of the advanced high temperature reactor (AHTR) programme, commonly …

Flywheel storage makes a comeback in a new guise

Flywheel energy storage units, based on high speed units operating in a vacuum, has normally been used as bridging storage for standby plant, typically in server farms and other sites …

Why is energy storage important?

Storage is becoming one of the most important components of power generation, transmission and distribution, and consumption management. Efficient and cost effective storage is the next hurdle that needs to …

Small pumped water storage systems: a new partner for renewable energy?

Pumped-storage (PWS) hydroelectricity systems are to be found throughout the world, but mainly on a large scale. The demand for storage associated with distributed renewable energy (RE) systems, particularly wind …

Call for sponsors, exhibitors and papers

The SA Energy Storage conference and exhibition is calling for sponsors, presenters, and exhibitors. The event will deal with policy, regulatory, economic, technology, business and application issues associated with energy …