Posts tagged as Utility

Flexible, distributed, stored energy: the utility of the future

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Energy Initiative has undertaken the Utility of the Future study to serve as a guide for policy makers, regulators, utilities, existing and startup energy companies, and other power-sector stakeholders to better understand the factors which drive change in power systems worldwide. The report was supported by a consortium of 23 diverse […]

Eskom – a laggard in electricity utility transition

In South Africa, where electricity prices have quadrupled since 2007 and an expensive coal-fired power build-out threatens to drive prices even higher, renewables appear ever more appealing. Unfortunately, for the last two years Eskom has been stonewalling on this front, refusing to sign new renewable energy power purchase agreements, while claiming that renewable energy is […]

AMEU Proceedings 2016

  Front cover story: ACTOM commits to support the AMEU Information from ACTOM  Welcome address by the AMEU president  by Sicelo Xulu, AMEU president Keynote address at the AMEU  by Des van Rooyen, Minister of COGTA Incoming president’s address by Moferefere Tshabalala, incoming president Women in Electricity speech by Refilwe Mokgosi, WiE national chairperson Photos of AMEU […]

New committee for year ahead

  The final AMEU Affiliates main meeting for 2016 was held at the offices of Ekurhuleni Electricity in Kempton Park recently. The affairs of the AMEU Affiliates is managed by a committee comprising a chairperson, a vice-chair, a secretary and four additional members. This committee is appointed every two years. The members of the committee […]

AMEU convention 2016 details announced

  Emfuleni Local Municipality will be hosting the 65th Convention of The Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) of which most municipalities are members. Eskom, electricity suppliers and international visitors are among the attendees of this highly interactive and informative networking session. The convention will be held at Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark from […]

AMEU appoints new strategic advisor

  The Association of Electricity Utilities of Southern Africa (AMEU) has appointed Vally Padayachee to the position of strategic advisor with effect from 1 June 2016. In this role, Padayachee will report to the president and executive council of the AMEU. Padayachee is no stranger to the AMEU and the electricity industry. He was an executive […]

The future of electric utilities discussed

  The electric utility business, which was mostly stable and predictable in the past, is now seeing similar technological and societal challenges as were experienced by the mainframe computer industry in the 1980s and the film camera industry in the 1990s; namely the need to adapt to modern technologies and customer demands. There are many […]

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