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

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 […]

1000 RADMASTE certificates awarded

by Mike Rycroft, features editor Since the beginning of 2009, the centre for research and development in mathematics, science and technology education (RADMASTE) has been providing in-service development opportunities to educators through Witwatersrand University accredited short courses. Download the PDF document

The work of Cigre subcommittee SC D2

The scope of SC D2 is: ICT as applied to the electricity networks of the future: Telecommunication networks in electric power utilities (architectures, media, protocols, etc.) New ICT architectures to control the bulk power systems (smart meter, smart grid, intelligent grid, control centres EMS, MMS, etc.) ICT governance within utilities – in-house versus outsourced Information […]

Mentorship programme for women engineers

South Africa desperately needs engineering and built environment skills to match industry demand. A past president of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Allyson Lawless, in her book titled, “Numbers and Needs” states that South Africa needs more graduates with engineering qualifications to meet the future demand in South Africa. On average, however, only […]

1000 additional learner artisans to be trained

The minister of public enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, has launched the official intake of 1000 additional artisan learners to be trained at six Transnet Engineering (TE) facilities across the country. The launch took place at Transnet’s School of Engineering in Salt River, Cape Town. The Department of Public Enterprises in collaboration with the Department of Higher […]

Foremost South African engineering company

Aurecon South Africa has been judged the number one company in the South African engineering groups sector for the seventh consecutive year, according to a recent ranking by the “Top 500: South Africa’s Best Managed Companies” publication. The company was awarded this position in face of stiff competition after being adjudicated against an extensive set […]

International energy company of 2013

Ventyx, an ABB company, has been named the Silver winner in the “Company of the Year – Energy” category for the 2013 International Business Awards (IBAs). Finalists for this year’s awards were selected from more than 3300 in over 50 countries and territories worldwide. The company was the sole technology vendor chosen in this category, […]

Utility receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

Eskom has received ISO 9001: 2008 certification throughout its entire electricity supply chain so that its management systems, from its primary energy through to its customer service and electricity delivery functions, are all certified. The requirements set out in the standard relate to quality management systems and ensure that organisations implement management systems which enable […]