Lighting rises to the occasion

  Speaking at a recent media function at the Woodmead, Johannesburg offices of Philips Lighting Southern Africa, Reggie Nxumalo, the company’s GM, said that for more than a billion people around the world, electric light can seem like an unobtainable luxury. Without reliable access to it, entire communities across Africa and places like India are […]

Earthing and lightning protection association launched

  The Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) was launched on 19 June 2017 to regulate the lightning protection industry, establish a uniform interpretation of the codes of practice, and to protect the rights of the end-user. In his keynote address at the launch on the Wits University Johannesburg campus, Prof. Ian Jandrell, dean of […]

Disruptive technologies and their effect on power utilities

  The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) held its President’s Invitation Lecture at the University of Johannesburg recently. Dr. Prathaban Moodley, the acting technology strategy manager at Eskom Research, Testing and Development, addressed an audience of 95 delegates on the topic of how incremental and disruptive technologies affect power utilities. People have had […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

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