Taking issue with the issues

Addressing the South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) recent Energy Rendezvous event, Nedbank’s Mike Peo said that while everyone speaks of the grand energy transition, change must be for the benefit of everyone or it will be meaningless. Using the theme of “Taking issue with the issues”, SANEA’s event consisted of a panel discussion to […]

The evolution of the electricity sector and the role of innovation

The energy industry, particularly the electricity sector, has undergone exciting developments over the past two centuries. From fulfilling the basic functions of lighting and cooking at the turn of the 19th century, electricity is now the backbone of the world’s economy and a basic societal need. In his keynote address at the 2018 Africa Energy […]

Labour unions “act in defiance of the law and the needs of the country”

Eskom says that some labour unions are unaccountable agents which unilaterally disregard ministerial understandings and act in defiance of the law and court interdicts, demonstrating an attitude of narrow self-interest defiance, underpinned by a lack of humility or responsibility to service the power needs of the nation. Eskom’s ongoing warnings of possible power interruptions stem from […]

Perspectives on the grand energy transition

This is the ninth consecutive year of the World Energy Council’s (the council’s) annual survey of key challenges and opportunities faced by energy leaders in managing a robust energy transition. This year’s report provides nine global maps, six regional maps and 38 national maps illustrating issues impacting the energy landscape in the different geographical contexts. […]

Offshore wind market to exceed 60 GW by 2024

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, the offshore wind market will exceed 60 GW by 2024. Increasing measures to reduce the greenhouse gas emission along with growing electricity demand will significantly drive the global offshore wind market size. In 2016, the member countries of […]

Mandela Day at Footprints PLAY

On Mandela Day 2018, EE Publishers donated food and clothes to Footprints PLAY at Lammermoor, near Lanseria International Airport, Gauteng, and discovered a home where children of all ages grow up together in the “rainbow family” provided for them by Dr Yolandi Zafi and her team of volunteers. Just over a decade ago, Dr Zafi, […]

Annual power conference and exhibition changes hands

The PowerGen Africa and Distributech Africa 2018 conference and exhibition, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre recently, was the final one with Pennwell as the event organiser. Next year’s event is scheduled to take place on 14 – 16 May at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and will be organised by Clarion […]