Posts tagged as electricity

Wilec: A new owner with a new vision

Actom sold its Wilec division to Makarenge Electrical Industries (MEl) recently. MEI is a black-empowered company based in Gauteng. Energize caught up with MEI’s CEO, Nene Mathebula, at the company’s factory in Olifantsfontein and asked him about his plans and vision for the company. Energize: Congratulations on your acquisition of Wilec. How did it come […]

Technology could help South Africans turn sunshine into income

As Eskom struggles with excessive debt, its ability to extend grid-power to rural communities remains limited. However, the country could take advantage of the power utility’s challenge by increasing the use of modern technology to turn sunshine into income for residents and businesses in these rural areas. The way energy is produced and distributed is […]

Balancing in-house and outsourced overhead powerline technical expertise

Most overhead transmission line (OHTL) asset owners employ a mix of in-house and outsourced expertise for the project management, engineering (system analysis and facility design), construction and maintenance of their OHTL facilities. The use of solely one of or a mix of in-house and outsourced expertise is done in a myriad of ways and for […]

Current-limiting MV fuses for indoor distribution networks

In today’s world of advanced electronically controlled protection devices, the use of fusegear in networks may seem archaic and out of place, but there is still a range of applications for this simple protection device, and fuses are used extensively in variety of applications in medium and high voltage industrial and distribution networks. Advanced  features […]

Nuclear power in a clean energy system

Nuclear power today makes a significant contribution to electricity generation, providing 10% of global electricity supply in 2018. In advanced economies, nuclear power accounts for 18% of generation and is the largest low-carbon source of electricity. However, its share of global electricity supply has been declining in recent years. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) report, […]

More people have access to electricity, but…

Despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. Ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 remains possible but will require more sustained efforts, particularly to reach some of the world’s poorest […]

Evaluating the risks of South Africa’s energy sector to the country

Energy is a key risk in any economy and particularly in South Africa due to its energy intensive nature and low readiness for the energy transition.  The South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) second South African Energy Risk Report has begun to track the progress made in the energy sector to help make South Africa […]