Articles: Energize

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 […]

Making smart grids smart, makes smart cities smarter

Today’s energy challenges are causing modern cities to curtail their dependence on traditional energy sources and adopt smart grid technology. Smart grid is the effective digitisation of field assets and respective communication of an electrical grid and water infrastructure into a central digital management system that manages grid control systems such as Protection devices with […]

Evolving 4IR technologies and digital substations

The world of electrical energy provision is transforming at a rapid pace. The convention of centralised generation, transmission and distribution is fast changing with the ever-increasing adoption of renewable generation technologies, battery energy storage and new electric applications, such as electric transport. Until now the generation of electrical power has been managed to meet the […]

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 […]

Electrical master planning for the fourth industrial revolution

Smart cities, driven by the fourth industrial revolution (4th IR), seems to be the buzzword in infrastructure development and procurement today – but what informs these decisions, and are we making smart ones? Existing methodologies are outdated and not sufficient to address long-term planning for the ever-changing power system. A modern methodology for developing a […]

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, […]

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 […]