Head of SAIEE awarded AMEU honourary membership

The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) presented an Honoury Membership award to Stan Bridgens (Pr. Eng, FSAIEE), the CEO of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The award was given in recognition of Bridgens’ outstanding and exemplary service to the South African electricity supply industry over many years. Bridgens is a professional […]

Delegates briefed on energy storage technologies and developments in SA

Dylan Tudor-Jones, the country manager for Gransolar Group in South Africa, opened the Large Scale Solar Power Event at Nedbank in Sandton recently by reminding the audience of an old joke regarding the invention of a solar-powered torch. Today, however, solar-powered torches are a reality and are the often one of the easiest ways to […]

Eskom executive appointed President of GO15 steering board

Thava Govender, Eskom’s group executive for transmission and acting group executive for risk and sustainability has been appointed as the president of the GO15 steering board for 2017/2018. Speaking at the GO15 annual meeting in Belgium, Govender said that as the new President, he has a personal stake – both emotionally and professionally, in the […]

Eskom’s transmission network to be expanded significantly

Speaking at the power utility’s annual public forum on transmission and distribution planning, Thava Govender, the utility’s group executive for transmission and acting group executive for risk and sustainability,  said the power utility plans to add an additional 6700 km of high voltage lines and 41 000 MVA transformation equipment the its transmission network over […]

Energy storage for Robben Island solar microgrid

SOLA Future Energy has designed and constructed a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system consists of a solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply. Robben Island has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, harbour, and offices; in […]

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