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August 2020

Superior technology for long-duration stationary energy storage

The need to store electrical energy from renewable sources for use when a fixed power source is unavailable has led to many technological developments in the design of batteries over the years.

Sodium-sulphur (NaS) batteries are long-duration stationary batteries for many large-capacity grid applications. NaS provides superior functions and performance features possible only from decades of research, design, testing, demonstration, advanced manufacturing and over 20 years of proven commercial operation. 




Eskom Initiates procurement of large scale battery storage system

Electricity utility Eskom has called for bids for the design and construction of a battery energy storage system (BESS) to be installed at the Skaapvlei substation at Vredendal, in the Western Cape, where the group’s 100 MW Sere wind farm is located. (Engineering News)



Contact us if you would like us to provide you with comprehensive analysis and bid support for the emergency bid and for the current Eskom storage RFB (complimentary EPC service).


Sasol set sights on large scale renewables

Chemicals and energy group Sasol intends issuing, during its current financial year, a request for proposals (RFP) for wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of between 200 MW and 300 MW having received a strong response to a market-testing request for information (RFI) issued in May. (Engineering News)




Bid documentation for 2000MW emergency power by early August

Bid documentation for the procurement of 2 000 MW of “emergency” power to address an immediate supply shortfall that is making South Africa vulnerable to ongoing load-shedding will be released to the market by the end of July or early August at the latest, Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told lawmakers on Tuesday. (Engineering News)




Battery Storage is delivering value for solar developers and Energy Consumers. But what about costs?

COVID-19 has led to lockdowns. That, in turn, has led to less energy use, creating an opportunity for renewables to shine. They are becoming the lowest-cost energy source on sunny days, although during the evening when electricity demand is high, power prices are spiking. (Forbes)



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