EES - August 2015

August 2015

CSP energy

The case for CSP in Africa’s solar energy mix (03/08/2015)

In recent years, we have seen a global move towards the use of renewable energy, in particular Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy. However, PV generation is not necessarily the obvious choice for Africa. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) may be a better alternative, as it is particularly suited to sunbelt countries.

This is according to Matthew Coulson, Intern, EES Africa (Pty) Ltd. EES Africa is a South African-based, ISO 9001:2008 certified company providing management, engineering and auditing services to a range of industries throughout Africa. It specialises in the integration of multiple system infrastructure including ICT, data centres, audio visual, life safety, security and building automation systems.

From My Pen

Enhancing client service with new team members

This month we welcome on board four new members of staff who we are confident will make a very valuable contribution to EES Africa, our diverse and exciting projects and, most importantly, our client service. Buyisile Lennox Njingana and Phumlani Mdladlose are new Technicians at our Durban office, while Eddie Bruwer, Draughtsman; Tamara de Jager, Personal Assistant and Jenade-Kay Mohamed, Intern, have joined our Stellenbosch office.


We are proud to announce that our Level Two Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B- BBEE) rating has been endorsed and renewed this year. EES Africa was first awarded the rating in 2014, after an exciting journey of transformation. We remain totally committed to this ongoing initiative.


South Africa’s power crisis continues. However, the success of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the objective of which is to make use of renewable energy (RE) and shift the country’s energy supply to green energy sources, is encouraging. EES Africa supports the implementation of RE, and this month’s white paper, written by Matthew Coulson, Intern, covers the advantages of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Africa’s solar energy mix. The paper can be downloaded free of charge.


We welcome all suggestions and input regarding RE and its development, and how best it can contribute to the pressing issue of energy supply in South Africa.



Managing Director