Posts tagged as utilities

Understanding the applications and benefits of ground penetrating radar

The ground penetrating radar market in South Africa is gaining popularity. This paper will look at what it is, explore its complementing technologies, where it is used, some examples and case studies from around the world and what is happening in this market in South Africa. Group penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive geophysical method […]

Millions of urban Africans still don’t have electricity: here’s what can be done

At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas, and most are within a stone’s throw from existing power grid infrastructure. Why do they remain unconnected? In Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Liberia alone there are up to 95-million people living in urban areas. All are in close […]

Detecting utility cables and signals with GPR

  Aciel Geomatics recently held a series of ground penetrating radar (GPR) training days for utility, municipal, construction and public safety management professionals at their offices in Midrand, Gauteng. GPR is used by utilities to record, manage and maintain assets; to avoid damage, associated costs and downtime when excavating; and to locate, survey and map […]

Net metering debate continues

  The price of solar panels has dropped to the point where many customers find it cost effective to install them on their roofs, reducing their monthly electric bills in the process. The value proposition is greatly enhanced if the distribution company offers a credit for any net or excess generation fed into the grid. […]

Association launches centenary coffee table book

  As part of its centenary celebrations, the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) has launched a coffee table book that documents the history of electricity in South Africa and the details the timeline of the Association’s 100-year contribution to the development of the electricity sector in South Africa. The AMEU is an association of […]