Articles: Energize

Least-cost integrated resource planning with cost-optimal climate change mitigation

The University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre recently undertook an alternative technical assessment of South Africa’s electricity future to inform debate on IRP 2018, South Africa’s latest electricity plan, which is due to be released shortly. The authors used a similar modelling methodology, with the addition of an economic model to account for key […]

Almost 90 years of power solutions excellence

Founded in Denmark in 1933, Danfoss is a leading supplier of energy-efficient power solutions. The company is, among others, a provider of mobile hydraulics for the construction, agriculture and other vehicle markets, and has pioneered orbital motors and steering units. Danfoss Cooling engineers and develops energy-efficient cooling technologies; encourages the use of natural refrigerants; helps […]

Modelling decentralised energy grid with GIS digital twin

Bentley Systems has announced the availability of OpenUtilities DER Planning and Design Assessment Solutions, the latest of its electric utility software offerings that provide decision support and cost-based models and simulations for distributed energy resources (DER) integration. In partnership with Siemens’ Digital Grid business unit, OpenUtilities Solutions for DER enables electric utilities, electricity suppliers, and […]

Cost-reduced drone-based wind turbine inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories has launched a new inspection platform, the 3DX HD, which has been developed as a cost-effective solution to cope with large volumes of high definition wind turbine blade inspections. Based on the compact and flexible DJI M-210 drone, the platform delivers fully autonomous drone inspections at a lower cost compared to […]

SA nuclear medicine facility to restart again after another two-week shutdown

Following a lengthy period of shutdown in 2017 and 2018 which resulted from safety scares, the production of radioisotopes by NTP Radioistopes (SOC) started up again in November 2018 and ran until February this year, at which point it was stopped again for a short period to ensure that the system is working properly and […]