ENERGY

MINISTER OF ENERGY  Ms. TINA MONICA JOEMAT-PETTERSON

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Born 18-12-1963 in Kimberley South Africa

Tina Joemat-Pettersson is the Minister of Energy. She is Chairwoman of the Northern Cape Province Rehabilitation Trust and of the SA Communist Party in the Northern Cape. Joemat-Pettersson chairs the ANC Women’s League in the Northern Cape and is a trustee of the Mosiuoa Lekota children’s Fund.

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DIFFERENT FORMS OF ENERGY

Energy comes in six forms: ENERGY

  1. Chemical energy
  2. Electrical energy
  3. Radiant energy
  4. Mechanical energy
  5. Nuclear energy
  6. Thermal energy

These six forms of energy are all related.  Each form can be converted or changed into the other forms.  For example, when wood burns, its chemical energy changes into thermal (heat) energy and radiant (light) energy.

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ESKOM MEDUPI POWER STATION

Eskom001Medupi is a greenfield coal-fired power plant project located west of Lephalale, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Medupi is the fourth dry-cooled, baseload station built in 20 years by Eskom after Kendal, Majuba and Matimba power stations.  The name “Medupi” is a Sepedi word which means “rain that soaks parched lands, giving economic relief”.

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