Posts tagged as AMEU

Awards and recognition at annual convention

The Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) held its annual convention at  the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria recently. The event, which was hosted by the City of Tshwane and well attended by delegates and exhibitors, included exciting awards, excellent technical presentations, a gala dinner and sports day. The awards included honourary AMEU membership and […]

Challenges and opportunities in South African and German electricity markets

South Africa’s electricity sector is undergoing a multifaceted transformation brought about by energy security concerns, rising electricity prices, the emergence of renewable energy technologies and the introduction of independent power producers. This article considers the fundamental elements which characterise the German and South African energy markets, highlights the challenges which are prevalent in the energy […]

Call for abstracts: AMEU Technical Convention 2018

The 26th AMEU Technical Convention 2018 will be hosted by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality between 7 and 10 October 2018 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Midrand. The Council invites all parties who may be interested in presenting papers or case studies at the convention to submit an abstract of no more than […]

Head of SAIEE awarded AMEU honourary membership

The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) presented an Honoury Membership award to Stan Bridgens (Pr. Eng, FSAIEE), the CEO of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The award was given in recognition of Bridgens’ outstanding and exemplary service to the South African electricity supply industry over many years. Bridgens is a professional […]

Extra electricity capacity won’t drive economic recovery

Although the South African economy is not in as bad a state as many believe, and although growth is sluggish it won’t improve by simply increasing electricity generating capacity. This was the view of two experts who spoke at the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities’ (AMEU’s) affiliates CEO breakfast at the Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, recently. […]

AMEU Convention 2017 announced

  The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality will host the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities’ (AMEU’s) 66th annual convention at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth from 8 to 11 October 2017. Theme The theme of this year’s convention is “Technical solutions for our changing business model”. Sub-themes include: Small scale embedded generation (SSEG) Energy […]

In memoriam: Bennie de Lange

  Barend Jacobus (Bennie) de Lange  passed away in hospital on 21 May 2017 after a battle with cancer. His memorial service was held on 26 May at the Dutch Reformed Church in Springs North. Bennie served the Highveld branch of the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) in a voluntary position as secretary, a position he […]

AMEU Convention 2017: Call for abstracts

  The executive council of the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) announces that the 66th AMEU Convention will be hosted by Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality from Sunday, 8 October 2017 to Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. The council invites everyone who may be interested in presenting papers […]