Energy sector crisis – the way forward

  The energy sector has been totally thrown into disarray following the near collapse of Eskom’s generating capacity resulting from a complex set of circumstances. Recent months have been marked by the roll out of massive country-wide load shedding, threatening industry and mining in South Africa and causing analysts to revise economic growth expectations downwards […]

The conditional transformer monitoring myth

  The truth is, there is no such thing as conditional transformer monitoring – it is vital to always be aware of the condition of every single transformer in a fleet (even less critical ones) in order to ensure that maintenance is delivered timeously, and that adequate preparations can be made for outages and potential […]

Power quality and energy efficiency – an innovative approach

  Impact Energy’s leading edge technologies, systematic consulting and engineering approach to identify power quality related consequences reduces losses and sustains real savings for all sectors of power users and power suppliers. Impact Energy is the brand ambassador and exclusive agent for the Elspec product and service portfolio. Elspec offers a wide range of real-time […]

Using CO2 to extinguish arcs in switchgear

  The high performance LTA 72D1 is the first high voltage circuit breaker to use CO2 as the insulating and arc extinguishing medium. ABB believes in minimising environmental impact over the entire life cycle of the product, which includes the three phases of design and manufacturing, use and end of life. ABB follows the ISO […]

Reactive Power, the compensation specialists

  Reactive Power has rapidly advanced to the leading MV power factor correction and harmonic filtering supplier in Southern Africa. It is based in Johannesburg and operates throughout the southern African region. The people forming the company have been serving the electrical industry for many years, going back to the late 1980s, and in the […]

Lucy Switchgear cuts Kenya’s power interruptions significantly

  Lucy Switchgear’s distribution automation system helped Kenya Power to lower average customer power interruptions from between one to two hours to just 20 seconds. In partnership with Kenya Power, the national power distributor supplying the local region, Lucy Switchgear recently installed Kenya’s first 11 kV distribution automation system (DAS), which was a major undertaking […]

Advanced technology for safe, reliable and efficient electrical distribution

    GE – Energy Management – Industrial Solutions, a GE heritage business building on a 130-year record of innovation, is leading the future of electrification with advanced distribution, protection and control technologies. With regional activities spanning nearly a century, GE’s presence today comprises an array of established projects across the Middle East, North Africa […]

Energy transformed is power

  Information from Powertech Transformers Powertech Transformers (PTT) consists of three world class operations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning  of transformers. The company supplies a full range of transformers, from generator step-up to transmission and distribution transformers, including three- and single-phase units, auto-transformers, arc-furnace, locomotive and traction transformers, miniature sub-stations, NECRT’s as […]