Posts tagged as electricity

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 […]

Winner of the digital solutions of the year award

Siemens won the “Digital Solutions of the Year” award at Africa Utility Week’s Industry Gala Awards recently. The award recognises the company’s microgrid installation at its South African headquarters in Johannesburg. The energy-efficient campus will generate its own green energy and provide a cost-effective energy mix which will enable the campus to become a centre […]

Guide to renewable energy in Africa launched

The energy practice of DLA Piper, a global law firm located in more than 40 countries, has launched Renewable Energy in Africa, a new guide for clients. The guide summarises the regulatory environment for renewable energy in twelve African jurisdictions, highlighting the key policy objectives for national governments and providing insight into the projects which […]

Addressing Africa’s energy deficit

With recent reports estimating that 600-million people are without access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, significant and sustained investment is required across Africa’s entire energy generation and supply value chain. While even a decade ago meeting Africa’s energy backlog was considered unaffordable, today, many largely technology-driven factors are creating new opportunities for investment in Africa’s […]

Nuclear on back burner as renewables gain greater share of SA’s electricity future

The South African government will launch a new round in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme later this year. Addressing an audience of about 400 delegates at the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Stakeholder Engagement event at Gallagher Conference Centre recently, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said that his department will launch a […]

An assessment of new coal plants in South Africa’s electricity future

.  An important new research report by Gregory Ireland and Jesse Burton, of the Energy Research Centre (ERC), University of Cape Town, was published on 30 May 2018. The report assesses the cost, emissions and supply security implications of South Africa’s coal baseload independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme which was launched in 2014 in line with […]