Substation upgrading and refurbishment project

by Rui Marques, Roshqott Mogale City local municipality (MCLM) has awarded a R100-million project comprising the complete rehabilitation of 25 existing 33 kV and the construction of 13 new 33 kV feeders as well as grid reinforcement at the Condale main intake substation in Mogale City to a local company. Download the PDF

Smart grid: Global impact report overview

by Mike Rycroft, features editor Experts have discussed theoretical smart grid models for over a decade, but until now there has been no way to  benchmark results globally. Ventyx and ABB selected VaasaETT to develop a smart grid global impact report, a global report into smart grids and their outcomes. This article summarises the report. […]

How smart can the grid really be?

by Dale Pudney, HVT Power Systems and Luo Wei, NR Electric With the improvement of electronic communications and computing technology, it becomes possible to integrate and improve the capabilities of the protection and automation systems on our power grids. Download the PDF document

Back to the beginning through smart grid

by EK Onwunta and MTE Kahn, Cape Peninsula University of Technology In the beginning generation was local  and supplied local demand. That changed because of technological advancements with improved efficiency and economies of scale. Modern society is highly dependent on the availability of cheap and reliable electricity. A revival of interest in distributed generation implies […]