What is the future for electricity utilities?

Power utilities all over the world are facing profound changes. These changes, Dr Andrew Eriksson, an energy consultant from Zurich, told an enthusiastic audience recently, will result in the utilities of the future taking on very different roles with new financial models in order to survive the sweeping changes which technological developments will bring to […]

The lighting revolution in summary

According to Signify CEO for Africa, Tamer Abol Ghar, the evolution of lighting was off to a slow start some 140 years ago, with the invention of the light bulb; for some 120 years, the only developments in lighting were variants on the shape and size of light bulbs. This was followed by the quest […]

Taking issue with the issues

Addressing the South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) recent Energy Rendezvous event, Nedbank’s Mike Peo said that while everyone speaks of the grand energy transition, change must be for the benefit of everyone or it will be meaningless. Using the theme of “Taking issue with the issues”, SANEA’s event consisted of a panel discussion to […]

Perspectives on the grand energy transition

This is the ninth consecutive year of the World Energy Council’s (the council’s) annual survey of key challenges and opportunities faced by energy leaders in managing a robust energy transition. This year’s report provides nine global maps, six regional maps and 38 national maps illustrating issues impacting the energy landscape in the different geographical contexts. […]

Five-nation event focuses on energy for the future

At a time when the international energy sector is discussing new low-cost, generation technologies based on clean, sustainable sources of primary energy, some BRICS member countries are negotiating loans to build old-fashioned, dirty, coal-fired power stations. Using the theme “Energy Transition 4.0”, the 2018 BRICS Business Council’s Energy Event 2018, which was held at the […]

Integrated Resource Plan vital for clarity in the energy sector

The Department of Energy’s long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is due for release soon, will help Eskom and other stakeholders in the power industry clarity and direction. Opening this year’s Power-Gen & DistribuTech Africa 2018 power sector event at the Sandton Convention Centre, Eskom’s chairman, Jabu Mabuza, said that South Africa is making strides […]