South Africa’s first Bio-atlas launched

  South Africa’s first Bioenergy Atlas, launched by the Department of Science and Technology, has been welcomed by stakeholders as a critical resource in moving the country towards a low-carbon economy. Aimed at assisting government in its efforts to increase the national energy resources, the Bioenergy Atlas indicates the potential of biomass as sources of […]

Eskom’s chief nuclear officer discusses Eskom’s renewed interest in the PBMR

  On 27 March 2017, EE Publishers’ investigative editor, Chris Yelland, and assistant editor, Pierre Potgieter, interviewed Eskom’s chief nuclear officer, David Nicholls, on the utility’s renewed interest in the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR). Nicholls explains the potential of the project, which is currently still in its research phase. Below is their conversation, edited […]

Open day focuses on innovative technologies

  Aciel Geomatics held a technical open day on 17 March 2017 to showcase their range of innovative products including deformation monitoring solutions, high definition scanners, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The open day was held at the Leriba Hotel in Centurion and kicked off with an overview of the Leica GeoMoS monitoring solution. Leica’s senior […]

Interview with the new CEO of NERSA, Mr. Chris Forlee

  On Friday 24 March 2017, EE Publishers investigative editor, Chris Yelland, and assistant editor, Pierre Potgieter, interviewed Mr. Chris Forlee, the new CEO of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). Mr Forlee, a graduate electrical engineer by background (see CV here), assumed the position of CEO of NERSA on 1 January 2017. […]

Getting wind and sun onto the grid

  Wind and solar PV capacity has grown very rapidly in many countries, thanks to supportive policy, and dramatic falls in technology cost. By the end of 2015, these technologies – collectively referred to as variable renewable energy (VRE) – had reached double-digit shares of annual electricity generation in ten countries. This is the executive […]