Peering into the future of the electricity sector

  The electricity supply sector, for most, has to be one of the most boring sectors around. Electricity production is a simple process but operated on a huge scale. The sector has high capital costs but the product never changes so risks are low. For all the differences in geography, political systems and wealth of […]

A different type of grid is needed to solve SA’s energy challenge

  South Africa would get a much better return on its energy investments if it planned a smarter and more flexible electricity grid. A better grid would also boost the contribution of wind and solar energy. Government’s response to power shortages and load-shedding has been a thrust towards more power generation from coal-fired power plants, […]

Making energy efficiency a strategic priority for corporate South Africa

  With Eskom struggling to generate enough electricity to meet the country’s energy needs and power costs steadily climbing, corporate South Africa has both the incentive and responsibility to embrace energy management as a strategic imperative. That’s the word from Jason Huang, a director of Outreach Engineering, a youth-led, non-profit organisation that aims to bring […]