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, […]

Energize Inbox, September 2015

This month’s winning letter re: Renewable energy is the right thing to do Sir You claim renewable energy is “the right thing to do” (page 3, Energize, July 2015). Really? Since when was the supply of energy a moral issue? Yes, the REIPPPP has been a spectacular success, but let us not forget it has […]