Posts tagged as electricity

Addressing SA’s electrical supply challenges

The Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) conducted a two-day seminar recently on the problems confronting the electrical supply industry in South Africa as a whole and Eskom’s coal‐fired power stations in particular. I came away with the impression that the problem is indeed very serious with many commentators warning that the problems surrounding Eskom have the […]

Eskom’s results: Revenue flat, costs up, massive loss – how will the lights stay on?

Eskom’s recently released annual financial results reveal that this state-owned power utility is losing money hand-over-fist and is trying to get the public to finance it. Its published income statement document reports that in the year ended 31 March 2018 Eskom’s operating company (i.e. the company which generates and sells electricity, as opposed to the […]

Integrated Resource Plan vital for clarity in the energy sector

The Department of Energy’s long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is due for release soon, will help Eskom and other stakeholders in the power industry clarity and direction. Opening this year’s Power-Gen & DistribuTech Africa 2018 power sector event at the Sandton Convention Centre, Eskom’s chairman, Jabu Mabuza, said that South Africa is making strides […]

New technical models set to reduce costs of power generation, distribution for Africa

Innovative new technologies and architectures set to reduce the costs of power generation and distribution will be presented at the Power-Gen & DistribuTech Africa conference and expo which is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 17 – 19 July 2018. Speaking ahead of Africa’s premier power sector summit, experts outlined a […]

Addressing industrial power quality problems

Industrial  power quality solutions generally consist of devices to deal with individual problems, and if more than one problem needs to be dealt with, more than one device is required. The unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) is designed to cope with multiple PQ issues. Power quality problems experienced at the grid connection point of industrial […]

To monitor and manage solar energy storage

Moxa’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateways can provide the computing backbone required for solar energy storage and monitoring. Smart power management and the integration of sustainable energy sources into the power grid are the keys to maintaining continuous power supply to smart cities. These energy storage and monitoring systems require a reliable and efficient […]