To regulate or deregulate the lighting industry – that is the question…

  This article describes how the lighting industry, represented by IESSA, set out to reduce the regulatory burden, but achieved exactly the opposite due to the vested commercial interests of the NRCS, SABS and certain incumbent lighting manufacturers and suppliers. The way is paved for a dysfunctional regulatory process to become even more dysfunctional, thus […]

Spotlight on… PPE Technologies

  Mitch McAllistar is the managing director of Nelspruit-based Power Plant Electrical (PPE) Technologies, an  integrated electrical engineering organisation, supplying systems and solutions to mining operations, utilities and industry. Analysts predict an annual growth of 5,5% by 2020 for the global motor control centre market. Will this be the case locally? I have a lot of […]

Total transparency is essential

  When considering a project as large as a nuclear power station new-build, absolute transparency is essential. David Nicholls, Eskom’s chief nuclear officer, speaking to EE Publisher’s Chris Yelland recently, said Eskom will do what it can to avoid secrecy and will publish information publicly. If the power utility wishes to allay fears about lack […]

Calling out the wolf in sheep’s clothing

  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), a non-profit civil action organisation, has studied the recent interview of Eskom’s David Nicholls by Chris Yelland of EE Publishers and offers the following response. Eskom’s commences its inquiry by assuming we can only build traditional “baseload power”. It then shoots down the gas option as “will cost […]