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Finding a solution to increasing electricity costs in South Africa

Finding a solution to increasing electricity costs in South Africa

There are few countries where solar energy has such enormous potential as South Africa. With over 2,500 hours of sunshine per year, it is one of the sunniest countries on earth. Nevertheless, the share of Solar PV in South Africa’s energy mix is only 4% and in comparison the Netherlands has more than 5 times more rooftop PV installed. In addition, electricity prices keep on rising having tripled over the last 10 years and are expected to increase 15% year on year. Let alone the load shedding. A report published in March by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) shows that South Africa now spends more than 10% of the year load shedding, which has serious knock-on effects for business and consumers.

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Make it work! At home…

Make it work! At home…

Why the Club of Engineers?I have been asked this question countless number of times, yet I seem to answer differently each time based on personal circumstance of the one asking the question. For Clients, its about procuring the support of our members, specialised...

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The Future of Project Management

The Future of Project Management

The project environment has always been a challenge, but never so much as at the current time. Today’s flatter organizations are having to work with leaner resources and shrinking costs. The “team” approach, the backbone of typical PM operations, is spreading to all types of organizations and to all kinds of work. Promoted by today’s hot philosophies (total quality management, concurrent engineering, partnering, etc.) the team concepts are eroding traditional bureaucratic modes in favor of a more ad hoc style of leadership.

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Assessing the market before timing the closure of LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

Assessing the market before timing the closure of LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

The LNG industry has faced many challenges during 2020 and will continue to be tested in 2021. How quickly will global demand for LNG recover, and therefore how quickly will additional liquefaction capacity be required? Over the past few months, I’ve been approached by LNG liquefaction projects, all of them looking to answer the same question: When should we target the closure of our Sales and Purchase Agreements?

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