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Energy Storage Systems Explained: Powering Your Business into the Future

Today, solar power is an obvious choice for sustainability officers and technical managers who recognise its savings amid our current energy crisis. What’s less obvious – but as crucial – is energy storage systems. In fact, McKinsey believes Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) could reduce energy costs by up to 80% in public infrastructure, commercial buildings, and factories, particularly as…

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Eternal Energy: How to Leverage the value of Battery Storage beyond Load-Shedding Disruptions

As South Africans, we’ve grown all too familiar with the routine of load-shedding. It’s become as unpredictable as the weather – some days bring brief outages, while others are marred by prolonged power cuts. Many of us have been forced to adapt, regularly checking load-shedding schedules just as we would check a weather forecast and adjusting our daily plans to…

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Rich-Burn Natural Gas Generators for Peak Energy Shaving

Systematic load shedding is here to stay in 2023. In years past, it came and went; from time to time, in uncomfortable tranches of a few days before weeks of relief when the grid remained stable.   Those days are long gone. Eskom themselves have warned South Africans that they can expect to endure planned power outages for the next…

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Gas Generators: The Alternative to Diesel

We get it. Diesel generators are what you know. Its what we have all been accustomed to, since load shedding first reared its head in 2007. And we’ll admit that it wasn’t the worst decision when these outages were a rare occurrence. A couple of hours here and there. The diesel costs being something that you grimaced at but wrote off as an ‘essential operating expense’.

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Biogas Power Generation 101

As gas-to-power specialists, SustainPower’s engineering team is experienced in natural gas and landfill gas, but biogas projects are a nostalgic look at where it all began for our company.

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Gas Flaring Opportunities in Africa

During a time when Europe faces an energy supply crisis and the developing world seeks to stimulate economic growth through widescale electrification, SustainPower remains on the forefront of providing innovative solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Natural Gas Pricing and How it Affects the Average South African

On 14 October 2022, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) will hold a public hearing on the methodology to approve maximum prices of piped gas in South Africa. The process of public consultation is ongoing and makes up much of NERSA’s core function in country, but this hearing is particularly pertinent to the gas industry in the region.

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South African Biogas and Waste-to-Energy Investment Strategy

As proud stakeholder in South Africa’s gas to power industry, SustainPower were fortunate to be invited by GreenCape to an overview of the country’s biogas and waste-to-energy market.

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Load-shedding is back: generate your own clean power.

After a short-lived respite, load-shedding is now back, making emergency back-up power more relevant than ever. For the thousands of people working and studying from home during this cold winter season, this could not come at a worse moment. Although the power utility managed to carry out important short-term maintenance of generation infrastructure last April while the Covid-19 national lockdown…

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Dealing with power outages during the current crisis

Just about 6 months ago, Sustainable Power Generation (Pty) Ltd, was appointed as sole distributor of PRAMAC gas generators in South Africa. This has resulted in the addition of the very attractive range of gas standby generators to its SustainPower branded gas-to-power product portfolio. The reason for this expansion was to offer homes and businesses a more convenient and cleaner…

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Stand-by Gas Generator: a sustainable alternative for residential and SMEs

A standby gas generator, also known as a back-up gas generator, is a support electrical system that can be operated manually or automatically during a power outage. When operating automatically, the gas generator detects the loss of power and starts. It then communicates with a load transfer switch signalling it to switch the electrical load of your home or business…

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Partnered with Unique Hydra

SustainPower has partnered with Unique Hydra in engineering and container manufacturing Unique Hydra, part of the global Unique Group, is a Cape Town based engineering and manufacturing company. They deliver turnkey solutions from the design to manufacturing of modular and containerised products for the industrial and offshore industry. Technical Specifications: Purpose built sound attenuation limits the sound pressure level to…

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Local gas-to-power specialist partners with Italian Pramac to introduce clean and quiet stand-by gas-to-power

Sustainable Power Generation, a Cape Town-based company that provides energy solutions in rugged, secure containerised systems, continues to show its mettle in these challenging times. Over the last few years, SustainPower has actively made innovative contributions into natural gas and biogas power generation. However, with grid power availability being a thing of uncertainty in South Africa, SustainPower has extended its…

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SustainPower at Future Energy Nigeria

Sustainable Power Generation – best know for SustainPower and SustainSolar – was offered a place with the South African pavilion at the Future Energy Nigeria Tradeshow as parts of the DTI’s mission to increase South African exports to the rest of Africa and beyond. Future Energy Nigeria (formerly known as the West African Power Industry Convention) is the largest and…

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Swiss PWRstation signs with local Sustainable Power Generation for Africa.

Cape Town November, 2018 South African based Sustainable Power Generation,  a rapidly growing African manufacturer of modular and  versatile containerised solutions for clean power generation, and PWRstation, the Swiss-based developer of EXOrac™ retractable solar racking technology, have entered a system integration partnership agreement for the African market. Under the new agreement, Sustainable Power Generation’s solar brand, SustainSolar, will assemble and…

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Patricia de Lille visits SustainPower – Cape Town on its way to becoming global green leader

Written by Lucinda Dordley. Cape Town is one of 30 cities that have signed an equity pledge that will commit cities across the globe to being a part of inclusive climate change action. Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia De Lille, flew to San Fransisco in America to sign this agreement, taking the pledge to commit local government to ensuring…

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Africa Oil and Power hosts SustainPower

For the third year running, Cape Town hosted the flagship Africa Oil & Power (AOP 2018) conference, connecting Africa’s top leaders in the petroleum and power sectors. After 2018’s successful AOP conference, the seminar remains the premier platform for energy investment and policy discussions for the entire continent. Africa Oil & Power’s theme for 2018 concentrated on the best way…

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SustainPower brings the heat (and power) at African Utility Week 2018

SustainPower was present en masse at African Utility Week 2018. Says Tobias Hobbach, SustainPower MD, “This year saw many promising encounters take place at our stand. As a relative newcomer in the gas-to-power industry, we are proving to be a disruptive gas-to-power solution provider in Africa.” “All in all it was a great show of support,” said Ames Martin, Head…

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Louisiana State University Comes to Cape Town

Louisiana State University (LSU) brought 26 American MBA students to Cape Town recently. As part of a WorldStrides Programs initiative, students are exposed to several South African businesses across the country, including Cape Town. Nancy Davis, Global Curriculum Co-ordinator, facilitates these visits as part of an initiative to expose American students to international growing markets. “These meetings provide great exposure…

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SustainPower delivers first locally manufactured biogas combined heat and power generator

SustainPower, together with Unique Hydra, part of the Unique Group (a world leader in providing engineering expertise, sales and rental equipment and the latest technology for the marine, diving, pipeline and subsea market sectors) has recently delivered a locally manufactured biogas electrical power generator to ibert (Pty) Ltd, one of the leading biogas companies in Southern Africa. The containerised combined…

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SustainPower hits the gas

New players in the renewable energy sector, SustainPower, hosted their official gas to power product launch at African Utility Week 2017, in Cape Town from 16 – 18 May. Founded in 2016, and based in Cape Town, SustainPower specialises in containerised renewable energy generation. The company focusses on containerised gas to power and solar solutions, with the integration of technologies…

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