International researcher to speak at upcoming electrical test workshop

Internationally renowned engineer and researcher, Dr Andrew Eriksson, will deliver the opening keynote address at SABS’ upcoming electrical test workshop. Dr Eriksson is the former assistant director of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Electrical Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and was involved in the establishment of the high-voltage test facilities […]

Global UAS experts meet, open documents for comment

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hosted the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) during April, with the next meeting scheduled for 15 to 19 October in San Diego, US. JARUS includes experts from 54 National Aviation Authorities and regional aviation safety organisations working together to recommend a […]

Borehole and associated data interoperability experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested parties to participate in its borehole and associated data interoperability experiment – the Borehole IE. Geological and geophysical data play a crucial role in contemporary society. Any application that needs to probe the underground relies on these data, including raw material exploration, hydrology, oil and gas, mining, civil […]

Electra Mining Africa 2018 official electrical, power & control preview supplement

EE Publishers, in association with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, is producing approximately 12 000 copies of an exclusive, official Electrical, Power & Control Preview/ Supplement for the Electra Mining Africa 2018 Exhibition. In addition to relevant technical articles and advertisements, the Official Electrical, Power & Control Preview guide will include the exhibitor company name, stand number, […]

Nuclear on back burner as renewables gain greater share of SA’s electricity future

The South African government will launch a new round in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme later this year. Addressing an audience of about 400 delegates at the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Stakeholder Engagement event at Gallagher Conference Centre recently, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said that his department will launch a […]

Public comment invited for the E-skills bill

Parliament has called for public comment on the Ikamva National E-skills Institute (iNeSI) bill. The bill seeks to, amongst others, establish iNeSI as a juristic person. It will integrate the work done by the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the e-Skills Institute (e-SI), and the Institute for Satellite and Software Applications (ISSA). […]

Studying the evolution of the electricity grid and opportunities for the future

GO15, a voluntary initiative of the world’s 19 largest power grid operators representing more than 70% of the world’s electricity suppliers, has announced a study of three key areas to ensure future operational and economic sustainability for the transmission and system operator industry. Thava Govender, the president of GO15, addressing energy experts at the transmission […]