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Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar: Ensuring a just energy transition for SA

. Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a morning seminar on: “Ensuring a just energy transition in South Africa”. DATE: 7 May 2019 TIME: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger lunch and refreshments thereafter VENUE: Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg PARKING: Ample parking is available COST: R150 pp (inc VAT) payable at the door (cash […]

EE Publishers’ Android and Apple iOS mobile apps free-of-charge

. Download the EE Publishers’ mobile app for Android and/or Apple iOS tablets and smartphones free-of-charge In addition to its print editions, EE Publishers delivers EngineerIT, Energize, Vector and PositionIT in mobile app format for Android and Apple iOS tablets and smart phones. To view and read the app-based editions of EngineerIT, Energize, Vector or […]

Sports facility goes for solar PV

Sharp recently installed six solar charging stations at a sports facility known as “J Village” in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. The solar charging station is a solar panel-generated electricity supply for users of the sports facility to charge their smartphone while at the facility. As it is equipped with a storage battery, it can be used […]

World-class training for data centre designers

MTW training centre hosted an Accredited Tier Designers (ATDs) training course recently. The course provides instruction to engineers, design professionals, design-build teams, project managers and project owners on the practical application of Tiers, including common issues and misconceptions. Energize spoke to Isaac Borras Alcaraz, the course leader who was visiting South Africa from the Uptime […]

ICASA: Guilty chairperson dismissed and replaced

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as acting chairperson effective from 25 March 2019 until a permanent chairperson is appointed. The appointment follows the dismissal on 20 March of Rubben Mohlologa by the Communications Portfolio Committee after he was found guilty of fraud and money […]

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 […]

To monitor wind turbine blades

Up to 23% of wind turbine failures can be caused by blade damage, with up to 25 to 30% of wind farm operation costs spent on operation and maintenance. Current damage detection options are limited and are used on an ad hoc basis at each turbine. The new ping monitor is an innovative acoustic solution […]

The sorry state of air pollution from Eskom’s coal-fired power stations

. With all the emphasis currently focused on Eskom’s financial and operational sustainability and future structure, the utility’s environmental performance and sustainability is inevitably neglected, and indeed has become the sacrificial lamb on the altar of the money gods. In October 2018, an analysis and study of Eskom’s own air pollution monitoring reports, commissioned by […]