Cigrè SA regional conference, 2017

  The 8th Cigrè SA regional conference, which is to be held at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, Cape Town, from 14 to 17 November 2017, aims to provide an international platform to share information between electric utilities, system operators, regulators, manufacturers and suppliers, universities, standardising bodies, research laboratories and authorities on the […]

Reminder: Call for papers for Cigré session 47 in Paris

  Cigré is calling for papers for the organisation’s 47th session which is to be held in Paris from 26 to 31 August 2018. Synopses must be received by the central office by 30 June 2017. Please send a synopsis of your paper to Cigré’s South African National Committee (SANC) office (prince.moyo@eskom.co.za) by 15 May 2017 […]

Reminder: Call for nominations for 2017 SANEA/SANEDI energy awards

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) invites nominations for the upcoming Energy Awards 2017 event. Individuals, companies or projects which make noteworthy contributions in the Southern African energy sector can be nominated. Please nominate according to the following award categories: SANEA Energy Award (individual […]

Geo-tech evangelist to headline at SA GeoTech 2017

  Geo-tech evangelist, Geoff Zeiss, has agreed to keynote at SA GeoTech 2017 which takes place on 25 and 26 July 2017 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Zeiss is recognised for his efforts to promote geospatial in vertical industries such as utilities and construction. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the geospatial software industry […]

The future of electricity: New technologies transforming the grid edge

  The electricity system is in the midst of a transformation, as technology and innovation disrupt traditional models from generation to beyond the meter. Three trends in particular are converging to produce game-changing disruptions: the electrification of large sectors of the economy such as transport and heating, decentralisation, spurred by the sharp decrease in costs […]

Eskom blows R311-million

  City Press reports that Lynne Brown, the minister of public enterprises, is demanding answers from Eskom’s chairperson, Ben Ngubane, its board and acting CEO Matshela Koko about R310,8-million that was irregularly spent on an unapproved project. Brown, according to a letter obtained by City Press, expresses a concern that Eskom went ahead with its […]

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 […]