Articles: EE Publishers

Financial institutions are restricting thermal coal funding

To date, over 100 globally significant financial institutions have announced their divestment from coal mining and/or coal-fired power plants. When significant investors act, global momentum increases. New announcements are occurring on average every week. One of the most recent to publish its policy on thermal coal financing is First Rand. The organisation says it recognises […]

Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar: Flexible power generation: A new paradigm in SA

Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a morning seminar on: Flexible power generation: A new paradigm in SA and an alternative to “baseloadism” This is the 4th in a series of important infrastructure seminars from Nedbank & EE Publishers DATE: Tuesday 22 October 2019 TIME: 09h00 to 14h30 (see detailed programme below) VENUE: Nedbank Main […]

Teenagers rewarded for scientific investigations

Are school uniforms “silent killers”? This question was studied and answered by two teenagers from Cape Town’s Rondebosch Boys’ High School recently. Research undertaken by Grade 10 learners André Toerien and Zuhayr Halday, revealed an unexpected result and went on to win them the Hendrik van der Bijl  prize, sponsored by EE Publishers, at the […]

Changes in electric network design essential, conference hears

The energy system of the future will be ubiquitous, diverse, complex and diversified. This is the view of a panel drawn from a number of experts representing companies active in the British and European energy sectors. Speaking at the recent Solar & Storage Live event in Birmingham, England, the panel concluded that the way in […]

Too late for gas to save a looming power deficit?

It is already too late to hope that the introduction of gas generation in the new energy mix would contribute to avoiding the projected power deficit from about 2023, according to panelists at a recent gas forum. The consensus was that to implement such a project would require at least six years, if everything was […]

Case study: Largest wind farm in Africa

The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project, located in Marsabit County, Kenya, is the country’s single largest private sector investment at €685-million; and the largest renewable energy project ever undertaken in the country. With 365 turbines spread over 40 000 acres and a maximum installed capacity of 310,25 MW, the wind farm is also the […]

ISO appoints first African president at ISO Week in Cape Town

The first African president of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Edward Njoroge, was appointed at the recent ISO week in Cape Town. Njoroge is the former CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). He will take office on 1 January 2020. The event was hosted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) at the […]

Geomaticians’ role in climate change and population development

After 25 years of democracy in South Africa, it is sobering to realise that not a lot has been achieved. Some goals like housing and electricity distribution have advanced significantly, but others like education and job creation have receded. The ebb and flow of politics and economics, nationally and internationally, seem to give progress a […]