Posts tagged as planning

Challenges of planning future high voltage power system networks

Steady growth and development in South Africa have led to increased demand for electricity and hence the expansion of electric power networks and an evolution to the current power system network. To date, there have been several planning challenges, both technical and non-technical, many of which still persist. It is predicted that there is a […]

Government takes a district-based approach to service delivery

The first pilot site of the district-based coordination model is to be officially launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a Presidential Imbizo in OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday 17 September 2019. The model aims to address the challenge of government working in silos resulting in a lack of coherent planning […]

Eskom’s transmission network to be expanded significantly

Speaking at the power utility’s annual public forum on transmission and distribution planning, Thava Govender, the utility’s group executive for transmission and acting group executive for risk and sustainability,  said the power utility plans to add an additional 6700 km of high voltage lines and 41 000 MVA transformation equipment the its transmission network over […]

Energy minister suspends DDG responsible for electricity planning in SA

  In an exclusive interview by EE Publishers investigative editor Chris Yelland, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi confirmed that Department of Energy DDG for Policy, Planning and Clean Energy, Mr. Ompi Aphane, who is also responsible for the new updated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP2016, has just been suspended. The Minister indicated that a […]

Gallery: SAGI Northern Provinces’ surveyors gather for AGM

  The Northern Provinces branch of the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) held its annual general meeting (AGM) at Mount Usambara in Krugersdorp on 31 March 2017. In his annual address, SAGI President Peter Newmarch discussed a possible process on how to determine guideline fees for geomaticians as outlined by the Geomatics Act, and reported […]