Posts tagged as electricity

Co-operation to develop sophisticated smart-grid technologies

  Huawei and Eskom are set to co-operate in the development of sophisticated smart-grid technologies. The two companies announced recently that a joint innovation centre at Huawei’s OpenLab will be launched for the development of smart grid innovations. This was announced at Huawei’s fifth Power Summit in Cape Town recently where digital transformation, intelligent power […]

Energy minister briefs parliament on nuclear, IPP and gas plans

  The newly appointed minister of energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, presented her department’s budget for 2017/2018 to parliament recently. She outlined some of her department’s plans for the coming year. This article summarises her speech. The minister said that her department will spend R8,1-billion in the 2017/2018 financial year to support the energy sector, which currently […]

The potential impact of LNG in sub-Saharan Africa

  Over the last 30 years, the demand for gas as a substitute for coal and oil as an energy source has increased.  There has been a particular increase in the demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Asian countries, which accounts for 75% of global demand. Sub-Saharan Africa is set to benefit from the […]

Product range extended with two new principals

ACTOM Protection & Control has extended its protection and automation product offerings for the local electricity distribution sector by adding the product offerings of Arcteq, based in Finland, which produces and supplies protection equipment, and NovaTech, an American company which specialises in automation equipment. The products from these two companies complement the local company’s existing offerings […]

Electricity price increase: NERSA calls for responses to Eskom’s application to deviate

  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has called for responses regarding Eskom’s application to deviate from prescribed procedures in an application for another tariff increase. Eskom, which has been authorised by NERSA to submit a 1-year tariff application for 2018/19 instead of its usual multi-year application, on 1 June 2017, has indicated […]

Well-developed infrastructure is critical to the strength of a country’s economy

  The CONCO Group with three decades of Africa-wide experience in distribution, transmission and power infrastructure development, is contributing significantly to the development of electrical infrastructure across Africa, having secured large scale projects that will assist countries like Ethiopia and Tanzania to strengthen their economies. The company was appointed the EPC provider for the Addis […]

Shaping the customer-centric utility

  Technology is reinventing the African utility, which is becoming smarter, more efficient and more sustainable than ever before. As a driving force behind the advancement of African infrastructure and socio-economic development, Siemens will be at African Utility Week, which is to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 May […]

Overcoming the complexities of industrial gas turbine rotor repair

The power generation industry is under constant pressure to meet fluctuating energy requirements due to variable renewable energy demands. Because of this, combined cycle plants are growing in size and number and have become the primary source for stable power production. Industrial gas turbines operating in these environments require periodic repairs, a task that calls […]

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