Transmission and Distribution

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R28 million upgrade for Eskom’s energy management system

Eskom has awarded a R28 million contract to Actom Protection & Control (P&C) in conjunction with its international automation technology partner Alstom Grid to...

Technology for electricity, drinking water in rural Kenya

The Microsol project has been inaugurated in Kenya, by Schneider Electric, the aim being to develop a single, modular standard technology for producing electricity,...

China eyes Tanzania’s gas resources, offers energy and other deals

In the final quarter of 2013, Tanzania signed contracts worth US$1.7 billion with Chinese companies to construct power plants and housing units in the...

Global transformer market to almost double by 2020

Emerging countries’ extensive power plant capacity additions, economic growth and the need to improve access to electricity, will see the global power transformer market...

Poor maintenance and renewal threatens municipal service delivery

It is essential that both public and private sectors get a strong understanding of their asset management maturity and develop a robust maintenance road...

Slow growth rate for RTUs

The global remote terminal units (RTU) market is expected to undergo a slow growth rate in the next seven years, climbing from US$0.82 billion...

Substation design using 3D technology

In the space of a few years a 3D substation design tool has progressed from creating novel, 3D pictures to providing a rapid means...

The challenges of a smart grid

It is no secret that South Africa’s national power grid is under severe pressure, and the country’s energy supply is unreliable and insecure. In...

Predictions for global energy sector

Based on a ‘2013 Search for Growth’ survey which involved 1,835 executives in more than 40 countries globally, Frost & Sullivan's has come up...

Participating in Eskom’s Transmission Development Plan

Eskom’s Transmission Development Plan (TDP) seeks to meet the long-term requirements of electricity consumers in South Africa. The objectives of this initiative will be...

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