Energy in Industry

Optimum PM is a lifestyle technology company that focuses on enhancing personal comfort and safety in homes, workplaces and communities through smart technology and automation.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:30

Testing and protecting a power source

Testing and protecting a generator that is used as an emergency power source can easily be done by investing in load-bank solutions. It protects generators by regulating the electrical output of this power source.

Frost and Sullivan investigates the feasibility of waste-to-energy projects in South Africa. According to their expert, coal-based electricity generation will still be part of the energy mix for a long time. The future of alternative energy solutions lies in the feasibility of projects such as waste-to-energy generation and if it could be competitive enough when compared to coal-based electricity generation.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 09:32

Building industry to paint the town green

Written by Nichelle Lemmer

Green fever hit South Africa hard this year, with terms like the green economy, green energy and green technology that are on the lips of industry leaders. With South Africa hosting the UNFCCC’s 17th climate change discussions (COP 17) in Durban at the end of the year, industries gear up to spread their green wings. The green fever spilled over in various sectors of society, including the building industry. 25º in Africa looks at some fundamental principles to be incorporated in the building industry, helping South Africa’s building professionals to change colours.

Friday, 28 January 2011 13:11

Taking smart metering to the next level

Enermatics Energy is an Energy Efficiency Company that provides a comprehensive solution to utilities providers, residential, commercial and industrial customers that focuses on energy efficiency and demand side management.
Many countries that have energy-intensive mining industries, such as North America and Australia, force the mining sector to generate their own electricity and these mines don’t automatically get access to the national grids.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:42

LED fairytales in lighting

Switching to LED lighting is one of the easiest ways to make your building more energy efficient. Although many people are installing newer, more efficient type bulbs, a lot of people may still believe that this switch means that they are getting the most efficient light for every watt of power consumed (also known as lumens per watt or efficacy).
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:40

How accurate are energy meters?

The relevance of energy meter testing is taken too lightly in the energy management community. The complexities of modern meters, which include the simultaneous measurement and recording of power quality, communications, tariffs and billing, have increased the importance of meter testing to ensure that manufacturers, utilities and end users get top quality products.
Large corporations in Southern Africa have relied on Iskhus Power’s advice, technology and proficiency to meet their diverse energy saving needs. 25º in Africa spoke to CEO Otto Hager about the ways that companies can reduce their energy bill through the introduction of technologies and other processes to reduce their energy bill and emissions, conserve the planet and manage their electricity demand and consumption.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:35

Commercial building management systems in Africa

Honeywell Building Solutions was chosen to design, install and service a building management and security system suitable for Westpac Place in Sydney Australia, the new national operational headquarters for one of Australia’s largest banks. With a construction and office outfit totalling 74 000 m2, it is a large, complex and highly integrated building, showcasing advanced building management system (BMS) and security offerings.
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