Archive for November, 2013

Electricity from wastewater treatment

  Recent developments have shown that it is possible to generate sufficient energy from organic material contained in a variety of wastewater streams to provide a significant portion of the energy required to run the plant. It is however, an energy intensive operation. Download the PDF document

Summary of REIPPP round three projects

by Mike Rycroft, features editor The preferred bidders for window three of the REIPPP process were announced on 4 November 2013. Ninety-three bids were received on 19 August amounting to 6023 MW although the available MW for allocation was only 1473 MW. Download the PDF document

Smart grid: Global impact report overview

by Mike Rycroft, features editor Experts have discussed theoretical smart grid models for over a decade, but until now there has been no way to  benchmark results globally. Ventyx and ABB selected VaasaETT to develop a smart grid global impact report, a global report into smart grids and their outcomes. This article summarises the report. […]

Professor Saurabh Sinha, Executive Dean

Professor Saurabh Sinha, Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, elected as IEEE Vice-President for Educational Activities 21 Nov. 2013, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA: The IEEE Assembly constituting of it’s 10 regional directors, 10 divisional (technical) directors, past-President, President-Elect, and President, met to elect new officers for […]

Why the sudden change of stance?

Dear Editor, In the recent past I have been privileged to hear Chris Yelland’s various radio and TV comments and explanations on our current electricity crisis, and the “national treasure” that lies behind it all. I am grateful to Chris for this, but allow me to say that I have noted a distinct softening of […]

Local laboratory sets up in Mozambique

Set Point Laboratories has announced the complete set up of a sample preparation facility in Tete Province, Mozambique. The facility will serve is clients requiring water and coal analysis by preparing the samples and sending a pulp sample to its laboratory in South Africa for analysis. The sample preparation will be done according to ISO […]

Energy efficiency convention hosts four discussion tracks

Day 2 at the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency Convention (2013 SAEEC) facilitated the tracks, “Mining and industrial efficiency”; “Measurement and verification (M&V)”; “Cogeneration” and “Renewable and alternative energy”. With South Africa’s continued reliance on coal, the mining track focused on increasing efficiencies in our mines and industry while reducing losses. In the M&V […]

Power conference addressing Africa

Important players in the power industry and government officials from across Africa and abroad are set to converge in Cape Town from 17 – 19 March 2014, for the second Power-Gen Africa and inaugural DistribuTech Africa exhibition and conference, presented by PennWell International. Key developments changing the face of the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa […]

150 homes to get solar power by year-end

Half Moon Ventures has announced the ground-breaking of its first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA. The EPC contract was awarded to S&C Electric Company for the construction of the project, which is expected to enter into service by the end of the year. The solar energy facility […]

Power Rental – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2020

…is a newly published, high quality market intelligence report  Global Power Rental Market to More than Double by 2020, with China Surging into the Lead Increasing demand for electricity will drive the significant growth of the global power rental market over the coming years, with revenue expected to surge from $4 billion in 2012 to […]