Greater flexibility in electricity generation essential, delegates hear

Renewable energy has changed everything because renewable energy is the cheapest technology for generating electricity in most parts of the world today. This, according to panelists at a recent seminar held in Johannesburg, will make fossil fuel-fired and nuclear power generation redundant, particularly when coupled with energy storage technologies whose prices are decreasing rapidly too. […]

14 October: World Standards Day

14 October is celebrated annually as World Standard Day across the world by national standards bodies, regulatory institutions and public and private economic organisations. The celebration of World Standards Day is a symbolic reminder that standards and associated conformity assessment are an indispensable tool supporting the quality of products, services, environmental protection and other indicators […]

International audit passed in KwaZulu-Natal

SEW-Eurodrive’s Durban branch has passed an internal audit by its German parent with flying colours. This means that it complies with the latest standards such as ISO 9001, and is on par with other group companies globally in terms of quality and internal procedures. KwaZulu-Natal branch manager Clive O’Reilly says the province is home to […]

Lighting courses for November

In November 2019, IESSA will present courses in Exterior Lighting; Shop Retail Lighting and Interior Lighting at its eThekwini Training Centre. The courses are offered to members at a R1400 discount. Fees include course notes, coffee, tea and biscuits, as well as lunch. A further 10% discount applies where companies enroll more than two delegates, […]

IESSA Gauteng branch holds technical meeting

At the September IESSA Gauteng branch technical meeting on 26 September this year, the association’s former president, Greg Marcia from Giantlight, delivered a presentation on lighting for horticulture. The presentation was voted the Best Paper at the 2019 IESSA Conference in June 2019. Marcia pointed out that, while plant growth depends on a number of […]

Annual energy-efficiency conference announced

The annual conference of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation serves the energy management; environmental; facilities; building; energy engineering; cogeneration; power generation and efficiency improvement industries by bringing together all stakeholders on one platform. The conference, known this year as 2019SAEEC, is an important energy event of national scope for end-users and energy professionals in […]