Posts tagged as distribution

Managing expectations and opposition to the restructuring of Eskom

. There has been much speculation in the media on the pending restructuring and unbundling of Eskom. It is expected that President Cyril Ramaphosa will be giving some direction in this regard in his forthcoming state-of-the-nation address on Thursday 7 February 2019. For more than a year, in order to secure ongoing funding, there has […]

Launch of new transformer company

SGB-SMIT, a European transformer specialist and Power Matla, a locally owned black empowered company with investments mainly within the renewable energy, ICT, mining and power utilities markets, launched their new company SGB-SMIT Power Matla recently. The new company, originally Powertech Transformers (PTT), will continue to operate out of its two factories in Pretoria and Cape Town. The […]

Update from CIGRE Study Committee B1: Insulated Cables

Study Committee (SC) B1 for insulated cables has been in existence since 1927. This SC comprises 33 advisory groups, work groups, task forces and joint working groups for the development and publication of the international best practice on cable systems. Insulated cables, better known as cable systems, are becoming more and more in demand all […]

Challenges and opportunities in South African and German electricity markets

South Africa’s electricity sector is undergoing a multifaceted transformation brought about by energy security concerns, rising electricity prices, the emergence of renewable energy technologies and the introduction of independent power producers. This article considers the fundamental elements which characterise the German and South African energy markets, highlights the challenges which are prevalent in the energy […]

Local company wins exclusive distributor status

Sinetech has concluded an exclusive distribution agreement with AEG lndustrial Solar to distribute the company’s range of solar panels and inverters throughout the SADC region. Chris Rodgers, the CEO of Sinetech, says that this significant agreement gives the company access to an excellent range of solar products at a highly competitive price. Rodgers says the […]