Posts tagged as Eskom

2014 Southern African power system protection conference

  The Southern African power system protection conference, which is held once every two years, provides a forum for discussion within the power system protection and related discipline industries; creates an opportunity for valuable exchanges of international ideas and experience; enhances the technological knowledge base of attendees; and engenders enthusiasm and stimulates interest in the […]

Quantifying the benefit of network visibility on overhead MV lines

  This paper uses the simplified network reliability framework developed by Eskom to examine the high-level economic benefits of network visibility options. The relative economic benefit of different network visibility options and the order of their deployment is analysed. Eskom supplies over 4,7-million customers on more than 8000 MV feeders (i.e. 6 – 33 kV) […]

Implementation of phasor measurement technology at Eskom

  The modern era of power delivery is faced with many challenges due to decreased reserves, increased use of renewable generation, flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) devices, and changes in customer/load behaviour. In order to manage the risks introduced by these challenges, it is important to have near real time visibility of the health […]

Cancelling bonuses and increasing tariffs won’t fix Eskom’s problems

  Eskom’s senior executives will not take their annual bonuses for the financial year 2013/14. The utility’s interim CEO, Collin Matjila, says that this decision was made as part of Eskom’s efforts to cut costs in light of the projected R225-billion revenue shortfall over the five-year period 2013 – 2018. The decision to forgo bonuses […]

Eskom’s energy and revenue loss management

  Energy losses continue to be a challenge for utilities globally, both in developed and developing economies. As a result of increasing production costs in the value chain, utilities have to manage these losses at acceptable levels. In South Africa the problem is exacerbated by Eskom’s generation capacity challenges. Losses incurred in electrical power systems […]

Eskom defends its interim CEO

  Eskom has published a press release quoting the utility’s chairman, Zola Tsotsi, reaffirming his board’s confidence in the ability of Collin Matjila to lead and manage Eskom in the interim period, and stating that it is satisfied that Matjila has no aspiration for the permanent appointment as CEO. Tsotsi says that the board has noted the allegations which are […]

Priorities for our new minister of energy

  Tina Joemat-Pettersson faces a daunting task as South Africa’s new energy minister. She will be the seventh energy minister since the advent of democracy in 1994 (on average, ministers have occupied the position for less than three years). None have truly put their stamp on the sector and the challenges the new minister faces […]

Young scientists fare well at international science fair

  Eskom congratulates the twelve finalists from South Africa who participated in the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair over a week in Los Angeles, California. The learners had done very well at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists last year and were therefore selected to represent South Africa at the largest high school science […]