Posts tagged as Loadshedding

Energize Inbox, May 2015

re: Power ships: a real solution to South Africa’s short-term energy needs Our winning letter Sir The power ships article published on the Energize website on 20 April 2015, and now on page 20 of this issue of Energize, refers. In 2006 I was with RMB and we were part funders for the AES Lagos […]

UPS for domestic, commercial and industrial applications

  The PSS Power Series UPS units can be used in domestic, commercial and industrial applications and are generator compatible. Sizes range from 1 to 15 kVA. These devices, which employ true on-line double conversion techniques, and supply a clean pure sine wave output, provide surge, spike, dip and blackout protection with zero-second switch-over delay. […]

High power Li-ion battery for PV applications

  Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designed to store energy at a residential level for load shifting, backup power and self-consumption of solar power generation. Powerwall consists of Tesla’s Li-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system and software that receives dispatch commands from a solar inverter. The unit can be wall-mounted and integrated […]

Utility accelerates power station plant maintenance

  Eskom reports that is has successfully performed the first part of its planned maintenance drive, which began on 24 April 2015, without load shedding, and that it will continue with its maintenance schedule over weekends. Eskom’s acting chief executive, Brian Molefe, says that the utility’s maintenance teams were able to perform planned maintenance on 2303 MW […]

Power ships: a real solution to South Africa’s short-term energy needs

  A set of cost-effective privately owned and operated floating power stations, moored at a number of South African harbours, would provide much needed electricity to the country and would remove the need for most of the loadshedding currently being experienced. These floating power stations are known as power ships (Fig. 1).     Having […]

Eskom predicts more loadshedding

  Eskom reports that the electricity system is significantly constrained and that demand between 10 to 15 April 2015 is expected to exceed available supply. This means that the risk of load shedding is very high. The power utility, which shed five of its senior executives including its chief executive and non-executive chairman, is to undergo […]