Articles: EE Publishers

Now Media acquires EngineerIT and Energize from EE Publishers

. Now Media (Pty) Ltd, a well-established print and electronic media-house based in Illovo, Johannesburg, has acquired two flagship publications, EngineerIT and Energize, from EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd. EngineerIT magazine covers measurement and instrumentation; electronics design, manufacture testing and components; telecommunications, networking and broadcasting; automation and control; and computer and software engineering. Energize magazine covers […]

ICT infrastructure to support SA’s utilities of the future

The 5th Nedbank Energy Dialogue seminar took place on 26 November 2019, hosted in association with EE Publishers. It was the last event of a series which covered various aspects of the energy sector. This final seminar looked at the ICT infrastructure to support an effective ICT ecosystem for electricity utilities of the future. Chaired […]

New report assesses SA companies and banks’ response to climate risks

. The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) launched the fifth assessment in its Full Disclosure Series today, 25 November 2019. The new report, entitled “Full Disclosure 5: The Truth About South African Banks’ and Companies’ Ability to Identify and Address Climate Risks”, considers South African banks’ and companies’ disclosure of and engagement with climate risks. […]

Energy storage on municipal grids: Why this makes sense

Any cost-conscious electricity consumer will always be on the lookout for ways to optimise their energy use and reduce the money paid for the service. Driven by tariff structure design, the real costs have always been, and remain dependent on the profile of the load. The more “peaky” the load, the more it costs to […]

Roosevelt Park substation’s upgrades are complete

The Roosevelt Park substation in Randburg, which had been responsible for the many power outages over the years, has been refurbished by City Power at a cost of R133-million. This substation, like many others across the city, is 65 years old. Refurbishments had not been undertaken in over 25 years. Over the past three years […]

Lighting emergency gear – what waveform should we use?

This article explains the pitfalls in providing DC or a modified sinewave to drive LEDs in emergency mode. Many LED luminaires have built-in drivers, so emergency gear must either simulate mains or attempt to drive the LED with DC power. Lower-power LEDs with low power factors are easiest to drive due to their simple circuitry. […]

Register now for the 2019 SAIEE national conference

South Africa’s energy crisis demands an all-hands-on-deck approach that embraces the necessary change we need. We know that local government and utilities have a critical role to play in how we shape our energy future. The question is, how do empower municipalities and utilities to lead the way? Join us at the SAIEE National Conference, […]

SABS: Industry to use independently verified, type-tested switchgear only

Both local and international standards have been amended since 2015 and this has created confusion in term of the compliance requirements of low-voltage switchgear. Inadequate testing and purchasing of untested products can have dire consequences to the supply of electricity. The South African National Standards (SANS) that apply to switchgear have been adopted from the […]

The fourth industrial revolution: Are we fit to face the future?

Rapid urbanisation, demographic and social change, climate change and resource scarcity, technological breakthroughs in the energy sector, and economic shifts are major disruptors in South Africa’s energy and social structures. The fourth industrial revolution is likely to introduce disruptive elements to every aspects of our lives. The generation, distribution and sale of electricity will not escape […]

BUSA wishes Eskom’s new CEO every success

The appointment of Andre de Ruyter, as chief executive officer of Eskom, is important for stabilising the management, operations and finances of the utility, who’s debt poses the single biggest threat to the South African economy. Although the position of chief executive officer of Eskom is probably one of the most difficult in the country, […]