Energize Inbox, October 2014

  This month’s letters include responses to recent views articles. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: re: Closing the gap: the lost 20% Brian Statham’s article (page 3, Energize, September 2014) refers. Small businesses pay an increasingly greater proportion of their income to taxes, levies and municipal rates and other charges. Many productive hours are […]

Energize Inbox, September 2014

  This month’s letters include a response to recent articles regarding nuclear’s apparent clash with the IRP, and the coming carbon tax. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: re: Nuclear conundrum clashes with the IRP: Clarity required on drivers of policy decision Sir Unfortunately there is no basis to hope for “a step towards a […]

Energize Inbox, August 2014

  This month’s letters include a response to recent articles regarding electrification in South Africa; a reader’s view regarding the frequency of power failures; and a response to a recent lead editorial comment. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: re: Electrification in South Africa Sir As an interested observer of the development of electricity supply in southern Africa […]

Energize Inbox, July 2014

This month’s letters call for the DoE and Eskom to commission another pumped storage scheme, and raise the need for a forum or organisation to which the public can turn to complain about poor service delivery by municipalities. This month’s winning letter Sir A time for action Now is the time for the Department of […]

Energize Inbox, June 2014

  This month’s letter questions the benefits of enbedded generation in the light of the design of South Africa’s LV infrastructure. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: Is embedded generation ideal for South Africa? Sir At recent SANEA lectures in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Dr. Hendri Geldenhuys and Mobolaji Bello of Eskom described hazards and […]

Energize Inbox, May 2014

  This month’s letters deal with the importance of a variety of generation sources all adding to the overall energy supply; appreciation for the opinions and suggestions made in the previous month’s lead editorial; and a reader’s view regarding the cost of nuclear. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: re: Eskom’s CEO departs Sir With […]

Energize Inbox, April 2014

  Re: Wind farms paid not to generate Sir With reference to the article published on the Energize website on 24 February 2014, titled “British wind farms paid not to generate electricity”, I would like to think that South Africa is not going to suffer a similar problem. The power output from a wind farm […]

Energize Inbox, March 2014

  This month’s letters focus on the lack of maintenance of City Power’s infrastructure, the use of PV for small businesses, and the value of monitoring wind turbine output.  Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter! Maintenance is where City Power falls short Sir I noticed that City Power has installed 153 smart meters in […]

Energize Inbox, Jan/Feb 2014

  This month’s letters are from readers who wrote to us about small modular reactors, and a solar farm near his town. EE Publishers’ new website details are outlined below. This month’s winning letter! Regarding SMRs being the ideal nuclear solution Sir, Thanks for the interesting article, published in Energize, December 2013, titled “SMRs: The […]