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South Africa


Voith Hydro successfully completes modernization work on South Africa's second largest pumped storage facility

Modernization of three generators of the Drakensberg power station under pandemic conditions successfully completed. Voith concept solves temperature and vibration issues. Underground pumped storage power plant increases quality and reliability…


Small hydro project leads the way in South Africa on sustainable development

The Stortemelk hydropower project in South Africa has been recognised as an impressive example of sustainable small hydro development using an industry-leading assessment tool. The 4.3 MW run-of-river plant developed…


Gas-to-Power Emerging as Central to Africa’s Economic, Industrial Future

The energy industry in Africa is staging a comeback after the pandemic’s significant economic impact over 2020. In 2021 and beyond, according to the Africa Energy Chamber (AEC), the revival…


Companies Accelerate Shutdown of Chilean Coal Plants

Italy's Enel is decommissioning one of its coal-fired power plants in Chile two years sooner than originally planned, with the unit's closure coming two days after the Chile-based unit of…


Commercial NuScale SMR in Sight as UAMPS Secures $1.4B for Plant
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Buoyed by two major developments last week for prospective customers, NuScale Power is maintaining “strong program momentum” toward commercialization of its small modular reactor (SMR) technology, the company told POWER. …