SAPP member states plan more transmission interconnectors

Only 34% of the available electricity was traded between the Southern African Power Pool’s (SAPP’s) member states during 2016, this owing to the lack of transmission and distribution capacity in the region, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi at the 49th SAPP Conference of Meetings in Pretoria recently. The total electricity traded in the Southern African […]

Natural gas: a boon for South Africa’s reindustrialisation?

Kishan Pillay and Ngqondi Nxokwana addressed the South African Oil and Gas Alliance’s (SAOGA’s) networking breakfast at the IDC in Sandton recently. Under the leadership of Niall Kramer, SAOGA’s CEO, the two men spoke of the need for, and development of, an infrastructure to make liquid natural gas (LNG) available to a wider market in […]

In memorium: Jan Malan

The retired City Electrical Engineer of the erstwhile Kempton Park Municipality, Jan Malan, has been laid to rest. He was 79 years of age and succumbed to a cancer-related illness after a spell in a Pretoria hospital. After serving in various utilities, including an earlier 6-year spell at Kempton Park, Jan re-joined Kempton Electricity in […]

Energising talent in the energy sector

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) addressed the issue of developing “energised talent” in the local engineering talent pool at its August “Energy Rendezvous” panel discussion held in Johannesburg. The energy sector requires a large amount of technically skilled employees across a variety of functions. Tertiary institutions are failing to produce graduates that […]

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