As renewables increase, so will the need for a supergrid

The rapid rise of variable renewable generation is increasingly challenging both market and grid operators as the real-time balancing of load and generation becomes more difficult. Demand response, pumped storage and more flexible generation with fast ramping features are among the solutions. Another solution, however, is more transmission and larger integrated grids which allow for […]

How nuclear can support green applications for a sustainable SA

We often hear about next generation nuclear power plants under development and construction worldwide. These nuclear power plants are designed from the ground up utilising different philosophies and more importantly, different objectives than conventional light water reactors widely in operation today. Fig. 1 illustrates how nuclear power plant designs have evolved since the late 1940s up […]

Power usage effectiveness in data centre management

Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is growing in popularity as an efficiency metric by the data centre market. While PUE is a tool to deploy an approach, or develop an implementation within a data centre, the measurement of PUE and its accuracy could have an increasingly negative impact. Where the energy manager of a data centre […]