Posts tagged as Transmission

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 […]

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 […]

Eskom executive appointed President of GO15 steering board

Thava Govender, Eskom’s group executive for transmission and acting group executive for risk and sustainability has been appointed as the president of the GO15 steering board for 2017/2018. Speaking at the GO15 annual meeting in Belgium, Govender said that as the new President, he has a personal stake – both emotionally and professionally, in the […]

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 […]

Fusegear still useful in T&D networks

  In today’s world of advanced digitally 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 overhead transmission and distribution (T&D) networks. An enormous variety […]

Using bird-resistant insulators on high-voltage transmission lines

Ararat Wind Farm, Australia’s third largest wind farm, uses enhanced silicone polymer (ESP) insulators on the 132 kV powerline to reduce weight, improve speed of installation and increase span lengths. These insulators are also bird resistant which is critical because the powerline is located in a high bird strike zone. The Ararat wind farm, which […]