Posts tagged as electricity

Hum-free installation contactors released

ABB has launched a range of all-new installation contactors which cover a wide range of ratings from 16 to 100 A. These devices are designed to provide hum-free operation, making them ideal for switching and controlling lighting, heating, HVAC and ventilation applications, and motors and pumps in noise-sensitive environments. The installation also fits easily with the […]

Supporting Sudan’s development

To support the country’s development, Siemens has established a local company in Sudan. The company, which specialises in electrification, automation and digitalisation, says Sudan forms part of its key plans for the continent and it has identified electrification as a catalyst to unlock the growth potential that Sudan and East Africa has as a region. […]

Electricity management system for power grids

Schneider Electric says its Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) will become the standard platform for utilities to manage reliable, safe and efficient operations of power grids. ADMS will facilitate management of end-to-end processes in and around the control room and will be instrumental in the process of IT/OT transformation. Increasing energy demands has led network […]

Ten key takeaways from Eskom’s 2017/18 interim financial results

A refreshing honesty and frankness in dealing with the critical issues facing the utility was revealed by new Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza and acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe at the long awaited and delayed Eskom interim financial results presentation for the six-month period ending 30 September 2017. New Eskom chairman, Jabu Mabuza Eskom’s interim financials revealed […]

SAUPEC2018: The sky’s the limit for power engineers

The 26th South African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) was hosted by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The event provided a forum for post-graduate students and faculty from the region to present their research work […]

Coal-mill optimisation in coal-fired power stations aids flexibility

Many of the existing pulverised coal-fired (PCF) power stations are operated at a fixed steady load (i.e. baseload operation). There is however a growing requirement for load following or flexible operation, which requires flexibility in most of the components of the power station. Flexibility and efficiency can be improved by close control of the coal […]

First locally-made biogas generator delivered

Sustain Power delivered the first locally manufactured biogas combined heat and power (CHP) generator to Ibert, a local biogas company, for use at an abattoir near Pretoria recently. Manufactured with the assistance of Unique Hydra in Cape Town, the 220 kW CHP generator is a waste-to-energy converter, fueled by organic waste such as agricultural waste, […]

Presidency tackles Eskom’s governance, appoints new board

The government has announced a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and the stabilisation of management at the electricity-generating parastatal. This follows a meeting of President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on 19 January […]