Spatial analysis to prioritise spatial investment of social infrastructure

This analysis formed part of a project for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform where the core focus was on the development of differentiated provision standards for locating a range of social facility types. The ultimate aim is to improve access to, and the spatial distribution of, facilities in rural areas, and ensuring […]

How modern gas turbines achieve excellent environmental performance at high load

This article explains how the gas turbines used at the Dedisa and Avon peaking power plants – which were highlighted in the June 2016 edition of Energize (“Privately owned peaking power station nears completion”) – achieve their environmental performance with lower NOx emissions even when operating at peak load. Dedisa and Avon peaking power stations […]

Download: Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options handbook

Please complete and submit the form below to receive the handbook (7,5 MB PDF) free-of-charge by return email. The US Department of Energy recently published a handbook authored by a number of African contributors amongst others, which focuses on the benefits African countries can derive from the development of liquid natural gas (LNG) resources on the continent. […]

Pressure mounts as data protection deadline looms

Once the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI Act) is made effective, companies will have a year grace period to become compliant with the act. In the meantime, agreements between corporate clients and their suppliers are already being updated to require compliance with data processing provisions contained in the act. This year’s first quarter […]

Utilising geo-information in times of crises

The Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Disasters Interoperability Concept Development Study (CDS) will assess the state of data and product exchange technologies as used in disaster planning, response, and recovery. The study will aid in developing a series of future pilots to advance the state of spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) that support disaster risk reduction globally. […]

Cigré reviews its purpose, mission and vision

As I look back at the end of my first year as President of Cigré, I am amazed at the dedication and willingness of Cigréans (i.e. members of Cigré) to perform work for Cigré on a volunteer basis.  The production of over 40 brochures per annum as well as articles for Electra and Cigré Science and Engineering […]

Automating data flow between GIS and BIM

Phase 2 of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Future City Pilot aims to improve the automation of the flow of data between geospatial systems (GIS) and building information models (BIM) systems, as well as address a number of related interoperability challenges. The OGC is seeking interested sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of […]

Navigation network nears completion

Four more Galileo navigation satellites have been launch on an Ariane 5 rocket in mid-December 2017, with only one launch remaining to complete the Galileo constellation and delivering global coverage. Galileo is Europe’s civil global satellite navigation system, which will allow users worldwide to know their exact position in time and space with great precision […]

Irrational IRP madness grips the energy sector in South Africa

At a media briefing on 7 December 2017 during the so-called “Energy Indaba”, energy minister David Mahlobo announced that the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan for electricity, IRP 2017, had been finalised and approved by the cabinet the night before. President Jacob Zuma and Energy Minister David Mahlobo IRP 2017 sets the course for the technology […]