Energize Inbox, August 2015

Our winning letter re: Installing renewable energy is not an indulgence, it is the right thing to do Sir I refer to the numerous articles about the successes of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) programme which was launched in 2011 that have been written in the past. The most recent of which was […]

Making energy efficiency a strategic priority for corporate South Africa

  With Eskom struggling to generate enough electricity to meet the country’s energy needs and power costs steadily climbing, corporate South Africa has both the incentive and responsibility to embrace energy management as a strategic imperative. That’s the word from Jason Huang, a director of Outreach Engineering, a youth-led, non-profit organisation that aims to bring […]

Energize Inbox, July 2015

Our winning letter re: Winter maintenance with little or no loadshedding? Sir At the end of May, Brian Molefe, Eskom’s interim chief executive, confidently vowed that there would be no load shedding this winter, starting on 1 June. A couple of days later the load shedding started. When I was a small child I took […]

Panel discussion: The pros and cons of using SF6 gas in switchgear

Sulphur hexaflouride (SF6) gas has been used in MV and HV switchgear for many years. It is said to be highly toxic and a potent greenhouse gas. It is used because of its excellent electrical insulation properties, but recently some switchgear companies have suggested other solutions. In our virtual panel discussion we asked some specialists […]

Submission to NERSA: Eskom’s application for a “selective reopener” of MYPD 3

  This submission is in response to Eskom’s application on 30 April 2015 to NERSA for a “selective reopener” of NERSA’s third multi-year price determination (MYPD 3), for the period 1 April 2015 to 30 March 2018. Click here for the slides presented at the NERSA public hearings on 23 June 2015 NERSA’s task as Regulator is […]