Posts tagged as outage

Energy experts back renewables after massive outage

  A South Australian news service reports that renewable energy experts have gathered in South Australia to defend the use of solar and wind power in the aftermath of a state-wide blackout. According to the news service, The Lead, the state of South Australia is still recovering from the electricity outage of 28 September 2016, […]

Can we expect loadshedding this winter?

  I am frequently asked whether we can expect any loadshedding this winter. That is a difficult question to answer because interruptions in the electricity supply are not always caused by loadshedding. Although Brian Molefe, Eskom’s CEO, and Lynne Brown, the minister of public enterprises, have repeatedly stated that loadshedding is unlikely this winter, interruptions […]

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 […]

Joburg’s power woes worsen

  Large parts of Johannesburg are without power as a result of a technical problem, not at Eskom’s power stations, but at City Power’s infrastructure. City Power and Eskom technicians are on site working to restore power to the Prospect substation which feeds several smaller substations, which in turn supply power to many parts of […]

Known problem with certain GPS devices

  Advisory Notice from the US Coast Guard Navigation Center  (NAVCEN) Issued 15 May 2014 Recently, many GPS users have reported intermittent GPS outages in their devices. After investigating, the US government has linked the problem to flawed processing of GPS satellite data within certain GPS receiver chipsets. The GPS satellite service continues to function as […]