AMEU Proceedings 2014

November 21st, 2014, Published in Uncategorised articles


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Welcome address by the AMEU president 
by Hannes Roos, AMEU president

Incoming president’s address – Sicelo Xulu, AMEU incoming president
by Sicelo Xulu, AMEU president elect

Keynote address at the AMEU Convention 2014
by Dr. Wolsey Barnard, Department of Energy 

Word from the Regulator 
by Phindile Baleni, CEO of NERSA


Promoting telecomms and ICT – essential ingredients of tomorrow’s network
– by Peter Moray, Utilities Telecoms Council, USA

Economically viable smart grids within municipalities: lessons from local case studies
– by Bruce Raw, Peter Atkins and Kevin Kotzen, GreenCape

Journey towards a smart utility: An eThekwini Electricity perspective
– by J Hunsley, J Pershad, M Mthembu, S Jagannath, V Maistry, S Sewchurran, and K Annamalai, eThekwini Electricity


 Municipal tariffs: Where to from here?
– by Hendrik Barnard, Elexpert


Are lower prices an illusion or reality in a deregulated market?
– by Angelo Carolus and Aldene Nelson, SAP ISU and Nathi Mhlongo, Zimele Technologies

Small scale on-grid PV embedded generation methodologies in South Africa
– by Paul Tuson, Mott MacDonald

Distributed generation in municipal networks: the revenue impact of solar generation
– by Kevin Kotzen, Bruce Raw, and Peter Atkins, GreenCape

The impact of small scale embedded generation on existing networks
– by Jaco Alberts, Motla Consulting Engineers, and Prof. Jan de Kock, North West University

Typical technical behaviour of LV networks with varied levels of renewable penetration
– by GV Moodley, Dr. GD Jennings and V Pillay, DigSilent Buyisa


Smart metering implementation guidelines
– by Kobus van den Berg, Aurecon

Revenue protection success story: The River Park (Alexandra) case study– by Xolani Lembede, City Power

Net-metering concept for small scale embedded generation in South Africa
– by Dr. Markus Pöller, Möller & Pöller Engineering


Impact of the new health and safety regulations on electrical engineers
– by Dr. Willem du Toit, SAFTEK Technologies

Substation accident: a case study– by Barry Gass, High Voltage Training


South African power system status overview
– by Al’louise van Deventer, Eskom

Design criteria implementation for the Network Development Plan: Hursthill substation
– by Riaan Swanepoel, City Power

Applying an asset health solution for transmission and distribution networks
– by Steven Hagner and Hennie Nel, ABB Ventyx

City Power Johannesburg: Response to potential load shedding
– by Stuart Webb, City Power

Performance target setting and prioritising electrical power system-level investment
– by Louis Pieterse, City Power


 Local government develops technical scarce skills for road to professional registration
– by Mvuleni Bukula, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Countering the dire shortage of technical personnel in South Africa
– by Tom Phillips, Inspired Interfaces

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