Why Eskom will not permit wholesale installation of grid-tied rooftop PV

  Recent pressures of supply constraints in South Africa and international trends of switching to cheaper environmentally friendly electricity supply options have led to the increasing deployment of renewable small-scale power generation to end users in bulk and at individual household level. This is referred to as embedded generation (EG). It is greatly encouraged through […]

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, […]