Energy sector crisis – the way forward

  The energy sector has been totally thrown into disarray following the near collapse of Eskom’s generating capacity resulting from a complex set of circumstances. Recent months have been marked by the roll out of massive country-wide load shedding, threatening industry and mining in South Africa and causing analysts to revise economic growth expectations downwards […]

The conditional transformer monitoring myth

  The truth is, there is no such thing as conditional transformer monitoring – it is vital to always be aware of the condition of every single transformer in a fleet (even less critical ones) in order to ensure that maintenance is delivered timeously, and that adequate preparations can be made for outages and potential […]

Power quality and energy efficiency – an innovative approach

  Impact Energy’s leading edge technologies, systematic consulting and engineering approach to identify power quality related consequences reduces losses and sustains real savings for all sectors of power users and power suppliers. Impact Energy is the brand ambassador and exclusive agent for the Elspec product and service portfolio. Elspec offers a wide range of real-time […]

Using CO2 to extinguish arcs in switchgear

  The high performance LTA 72D1 is the first high voltage circuit breaker to use CO2 as the insulating and arc extinguishing medium. ABB believes in minimising environmental impact over the entire life cycle of the product, which includes the three phases of design and manufacturing, use and end of life. ABB follows the ISO […]

Reactive Power, the compensation specialists

  Reactive Power has rapidly advanced to the leading MV power factor correction and harmonic filtering supplier in Southern Africa. It is based in Johannesburg and operates throughout the southern African region. The people forming the company have been serving the electrical industry for many years, going back to the late 1980s, and in the […]