Energy professionals present conference outcomes to War Room

  The 2nd Electricity Conference of the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) was held was held on 25 March 2015, and was attended by 60 delegates, mainly from industry and the electricity sector. The conference was entitled: “Electricity, the Economy, War Rooms – is there hope at last?” Presenters at the conference included: Dr. Steve Lennon, […]

Domestic use of energy in the spotlight

  This year’s Domestic Use of Energy (DUE) Conference brought together behavioral experts, engineers and other energy specialists to address and promote energy efficiency. The conference, which took place from 30 March to 1 April 2015 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, was themed “Towards sustainable energy solutions for the developing world”. Benoit Lebot, […]

Looking at a drone-filled future

  What do drones mean to your business, where will you find the next growth opportunity and, more importantly, will you find them before your competitors do? This article discusses themes such as, commercial applications, regulations and widespread adoption, industry applications and the future sky. Some of these developments will force companies to rethink their […]

SAIEE: Invest in the youth to reap future benefits

  A call to invest in the youth was the strong message delivered to the members of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) by incoming president André Hoffman in his inaugural lecture titled “Back to the future: let’s pay it forward”. He was handed the chain of office by the outgoing president, Pat Naidoo, at […]

R1-billion Eskom Kusile automation contract cancelled and reinstated with ABB

  On 20 March 2014, Eskom announced the termination, with effect from 17 April 2015, of the approximately €100-million (approx R1-billion) control and instrumentation (C&I) works contract placed with Alstom in 2011 for its 4800 MW Kusile power station, which currently under construction near eMalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Shortly thereafter Eskom announced […]

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