[South Africa plans to add 8GW a year to the grid] On June 2, 2023, South Africa's current rollout of solar and wind power to increase the share of solar and wind in the country's energy mix from 7% to 40% by 2030 is the fastest way out of the electricity crisis, according to the South African Presidency's Climate Commission (PCC). It is also the cheapest option to build the energy sector South Africa needs to stick to its global climate commitments. The PCC, which was set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2020 to advise on issues such as a just energy transition, released a set of recommendations on electricity planning in South Africa on June 1. The PCC said South Africa aimed to solve its power crisis by integrating at least 8GW of wind and solar power into the grid annually over the next two to four years. About 2.5GW of new renewable energy projects are now registered with South Africa's national energy regulator. Experience shows that this target is achievable in the first three months of 2023. Ultimately, South Africa will need to add 50 to 60Gw of renewable energy by 2030. Steve Nicholls, head of mitigation issues at the PCC and climate change adviser at the National Business Initiative, said this would take the share of renewables in South Africa's energy mix to about 40 per cent. According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, coal-fired power will account for around 80% of electricity generation by 2022, with renewables (excluding hydropower) accounting for 7%. Editor/Xu Shengpeng
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  • 2023.09.28 18:11
  • [Yunnan Midu Industrial Park Project Commences]
  • On September 24, 2023, the comprehensive service supporting construction project of Yunnan Midu Industrial Park began. It is understood that the total investment of this project is 134 million yuan, with a planned land area of 46.71 acres, 600 new affordable rental housing units of 29200 square meters, and corresponding outdoor supporting facilities and equipment. After the completion of the project, it will to some extent provide stable guarantees for the production and daily life of the settled enterprises in the park, and effectively improve the quality of park management services. In recent years, Yunnan Midu Industrial Park has adhered to the requirements of the "Five Unswerving" work, vigorously implemented project implementation, consolidated the development foundation of the park, built a standardized factory building of 65000 square meters in the industrial park, and implemented the construction of supporting infrastructure for water, electricity, and roads, achieving a leap from wasteland to large construction sites. Editor/Zhao E
  • 2023.09.28 18:02
  • [Three Gorges energy clear water yellow gate photovoltaic grid connection]
  • On September 27, the EPC general contract project of the Three Gorges Energy Qingshui Yellow Gate 100MW photovoltaic project was successfully connected to the grid. The project is the first "agricultural light storage integration" photovoltaic power station in Tianshui City, and is also the first batch of new energy projects during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period in Qingshui County. The project is located in Ma Shi Village, Huangmen Town, Qingshui County, covering an area of about 3,200 acres, with an installed capacity of 100MW. Construction of a 110kV booster station, construction of 110kV transmission line once, the length of 6.74 kilometers. Each sub-array of the photovoltaic area is composed of 14 sets of 228kW series inverters, and each 8 boxes are converted and connected into a collector line. A total of 4 35kV collector lines are connected to the 35kV switchgear side of the new 110kV booster station. The average annual power generation of the project is about 12,317918,000 KWH. If coal-fired thermal power is used as an alternative power source, calculated according to the coal consumption per KWH of 420g, it can save 39,420 tons of standard coal per year, and reduce emissions of 122,810,000 tons of carbon dioxide, 0.37 million tons of sulfur dioxide and 0.185 million tons of nitrogen oxides. Editor/Xu Shengpeng