SA nuclear industry sharply criticizes the IRP 2010-2030 Update Report 2013

  A comprehensive review commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) is sharply critical of the draft Update Report 2013 of the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) 2010-2030 recently issued for comment by the South African Department of Energy (DoE).   The draft IRP 2010-2030  Update Report 2013 has not yet […]

Dynamic reactive power compensation of container cranes

  Overall requirements for the reactive power compensation of a container crane vary based on overall crane size and container weights. These dynamically changing requirements affect not only the efficiency of the crane, but also put a significant strain on the local electrical distribution system. Download the PDF

Improving storage efficiency in electric buses

  The development of battery powered electric vehicles has been focused mainly on private passenger vehicles, while public transport seems to have been neglected. A reassessment of the journeys public transport vehicles make has led to the development of battery powered buses and bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Several trial systems are in successful operation […]

Lightning and surge protection for wind turbines

  Due to their vast exposed surface and height, wind turbines are frequently hit by direct lightning strikes. Comprehensive lightning and surge protection measures are essential to maximise the return on investment and prevent downtime. Download the PDF