Eskom pre-qualifies power producers

first_img“Most of the applicants are international companies with black economic empowerment partners,” Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger told Sake 24 this week. 21 October 2008 In September 2007, the South African Cabined designated Eskom as the sole buyer of power from independent power producers, and as such the successful bidders will have to sign long-term power purchase agreements with the state-owned utility. Eskom has pre-qualified 27 national and international developers as part of its bid to secure additional power from private companies under its independent power producer programme. “Power plants developed under this programme will be located at various sites within South Africa and development will be on a build-own-operate basis with the contract estimated to last for 25 years,” Eskom said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporter The 27 pre-qualified companies will be issued with requests for proposals at the end of November, with final bids to close in May 2009. Deals will be concluded in the first quarter of 2010 and delivery of power to South Africa’s grid will be within the 2012-2017 timeframe. “The process is taking so long because the independent producers now need to conclude a comprehensive negotiation process with their shareholders, funders and suppliers, as well as compete for power-purchasing contracts with Eskom. This is an extremely complex and time-consuming process,” he said. “Under the programme, Eskom’s total requirement ranges from 2 100 megawatts to approximately 4 500 megawatts, with a minimum plant capacity of 200 megawatts.” As is customary for base load independent power producers, the power purchase agreement will be structured on an availability basis. Under this structure Eskom, as off-taker, will pay capacity charges based on the availability of the plant. Delivery between 2012 and 2017 “The successful independent power producers will also be required to enter into an equivalent term agreement with a fuel supplier to procure and secure fuel supply,” Eskom said. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard unleashes career-best 45 as Raptors beat Jazz

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, and Ricky Rubio had 14.Leonard made all seven of his field-goal attempts in the third quarter and added five foul shots. His 19 points were the second most in any quarter by a Raptors player this season.“He scored in the post, he scored in isolations, he scored going to the rim over Rudy,” Snyder said. “Eventually we started hitting him when he walked across half court. The biggest thing was we put him on the line.”After making two 3-pointers in the first half, the Raptors connected on their first three long-range shots of the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge midway through the quarter.“Those nine quick points really changed the game,” Snyder said. “It gave them a big lift.”Siakam went 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the third and scored 13 points. Toronto outscored Utah 44-32 to take a 95-85 lead into the fourth.Rubio started after sitting out Saturday’s win over New York because of a sore left knee and sore lower back, while Crowder was back after missing the victory over the Knicks because of a sore left thumb.TIP-INSJazz: Utah has lost nine of 12 meetings against Toronto. … Utah outscored Toronto 22-5 in second-chance points. … Favors and Gobert each had nine rebounds. … Crowder went 5 for 7 from 3-point range. His career high is six made 3-pointers. … The Jazz have lost five of six on the road.Raptors: Toronto is 5-2 on New Year’s Day, including a 4-0 mark at home. … C Jonas Valanciunas had stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand Saturday. Valanciunas still has a splint on his hand. … VanVleet scored seven points, failing to reach double figures for the first time in eight games. … Toronto matched a season-low with 20 3-point attempts. … Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a Nov. 4 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the most by a Raptors player in a single quarter this season. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOWRY LATESTLowry sat for the eighth time in nine games. Before the game, the Raptors said Lowry had travelled to New York last Friday to receive anti-inflammatory injections. Lowry’s condition continues to improve but there is no timetable for his return.QUARTER TO REMEMBERThe Raptors set a franchise record with 44 points in the third quarter.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Cleveland on Friday night.Raptors: Visit San Antonio on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Prolific Harry Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) puts his arm around forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after he drew a foul by the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO— Kawhi Leonard was so good Tuesday night, Raptors coach Nick Nurse just wanted to enjoy the show.Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and Toronto beat the Utah Jazz 122-116.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s good, we all got to witness that live and in person,” Nurse said of Leonard’s outburst. “He was phenomenal. I’ve kind of been waiting for one of these nights where he makes them all.”Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home despite playing without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry (sore back) and center Jonas Valanciunas (dislocated left thumb).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“The way he’s playing right now is really big for our team with a lot of guys out,” Powell said of Leonard.Leonard shot 16 for 22 overall, missing all three attempts from 3-point range, and went 13 for 17 at the free-throw line. He said he wasn’t aware of his scoring achievement until after the game. LATEST STORIES “I try to stay in the moment and keep competing every possession and not worry about myself, just try to get a team win,” Leonard said.It was the third 40-point game of Leonard’s career, including a 43-point effort against Memphis in Game 4 of the first round in April 2017.Leonard has scored 20 or more points in a career-best 14 straight games.Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall.“Jae was hot,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t capitalize on the night that he had.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

No Unfair Advantages with Plastic Ban – Senator Samuda

first_imgGovernment Senator, Matthew Samuda, is assuring that there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019, single-use plastic ban.He was speaking at a ‘Consumer Talk’ on the ban, hosted by the National Consumers’ League, in association with the National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA), at the Bureau of Standards, recently.“The plastic ban will be implemented through a Ministerial Order under the Trade Act of Jamaica. There won’t be unfair advantages for any business group in Jamaica, whether large or small,” Senator Samuda emphasised.He informed that under the Trade Act, plastic bags 24×24 inches, plastic drinking straws, and imported expanded polystyrene will not be allowed for manufacture, distribution and importation by any Jamaican company.“What the Ministerial Order will allow the Government to do is reinforce the ban within the business community, rather than target individuals,” he explained.Mr. Samuda pointed out that breaches of the plastic ban could result in fines of up to $2 million or imprisonment for a maximum of two years, as outlined in Sections 11 and 13 of the Trade Act.He noted that no tax incentives or concessions will be administered by the Government under the plastic ban.In 2016, Senator Samuda tabled a motion in the Senate for the ban on a range of plastic and expanded polystyrene products. On September 18, 2018, Minister with responsibility for the environment, Hon. Daryl Vaz announced a ban on single-use plastic effective January 1, 2019. Plastic items under the ban include plastic ‘scandal’ bags 24×24 inches, plastic drinking straws and the importation of expanded polystyrene products.last_img read more