Electricity
The Siemens Energy Sector is expanding its product spectrum of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) with its new reactive power compensation system: SVC Plus (Static Var Compensator).
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 08:55

Cost of Eskom capex dominates yearly results

The year under review has been primarily about keeping the lights on and recovering the power system.“The extraordinary measures have come at a cost to Eskom’s bottom line. This, however, has resulted in an improvement in the health of the country’s power system and an increased resilience on the part of Eskom,” comments Eskom’s Chief Executive, Jacob Maroga.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 10:02

Innovation drives the energy-saving messages home

While there may not have been incidents of load shedding since April last year, it is still imperative that South Africans reduce their consumption by 10% in order to ensure that Eskom can meet the demand for energy required in the future. With energy prices having recently increased, and with the global push towards reducing carbon emissions gaining momentum, energy efficiency is increasing in popularity amongst homeowners. 
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 10:01

Keeping production flowing

With temperatures that reach as low as -27° Celsius in a snow-swept landscape, it would be easy to assume that the Letšeng Diamond Mine lies somewhere in a far flung region in the northern hemisphere. In reality, however, its location in Lesotho and this is the norm during the area’s most severe winter periods.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 10:00

Saving is child’s play!

Save It, an internet and cellphone-based game for schoolchildren, is available free of charge on the internet and on MXit. Launched recently by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, the game is aimed at encouraging schoolchildren to save electricity and has been hailed by internet guru Arthur Goldstuck as a “visionary idea”.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:59

Eskom gains ECA funding from international sources

Eskom has negotiated and concluded an Export Credit Agency (ECA) covered financing arrangement for 530-million Euros (approximately ZAR6,1-billion) with 7 European banks. This loan will be used to fund a portion of the foreign content of the Medupi boiler contract with Hitachi Power Europe, and forms part of Eskom’s ongoing funding activities for its massive investment in infrastructure.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:58

Power company offers full service solutions

TWP Projects provide Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM) services to the renewable energy and power generation industry in Africa. Its subsidiary, TWP Energy (Pty) Ltd, is actively developing various power generation projects in South Africa and other African countries on a build, own and operate basis.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:57

The fastest way to restore an electrical network

FPIs indicate, by way of flashing LEDs, the location of a fault. Due to visibility and accessibility issues, it has become necessary to integrate these units with communications.
Monday, 22 June 2009 13:53

Reducing your SAIDI to driving time

FPIs with remote indication definitely yields the best results for money spent
Measure, monitor and manage electrical consumption