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 […]

Pragmatism and common-sense in energy planning

  The Department of Energy released its revised version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2030, which has been updated to cater for South Africa’s energy needs up to 2050. Preliminary results shared by the Department of Energy (DoE) show that many stakeholders take strong positions in one direction or the other, most of them […]