Transmission and Distribution

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Eskom tables summer plan to keep the lights on

While electricity demand in summer is generally lower than in winter, the summer period comes with its own challenges, noted Eskom.
Noja Power

Who is the Most Innovative Company in Australia?

The 2019 Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Company (MIC) unveiled NOJA Power Switchgear as 3rd MIC in mining, agriculture and utilities sectors.

Distributed Automation VII – Using IEC 61850 in automation

The relevance of IEC 61850 communications capabilities and how this technology can be used to achieve reliability gains in electricity network performance.
smart grid

Distributed Automation VI – smart grid automation IEC 61499

Given its flexibility in automating networks, the functionality has inherited the designation “Smart Grid Automation (SGA) IEC61499” writes NOJA Power.
Distribution network

Distributed Automation V – centralised vs decentralised automation

Central automation server retrieves network parameters from field devices and makes automatic re-switching decisions based on its programming logic.

Distributed Automation IV – Dealing with protection grading

Dealing with protection grading: Distributed automation configuration within a ring mode does provide unique protection challenges writes NOJA Power.

Automation III: Smart grid without communications

Smart Grid Automation without communications: A concept that can be applied to the broader grid with some forethought of the scenarios of network switching.

Ten East African utility CEOs set to meet in Nairobi

Ten utility CEOs from Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi and Rwanda are attending the Utility CEO Forum during Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi.
Mandla Maleka

Mandla Maleka takes Eskom interim group treasurer post

Eskom has announced the appointment of Mandla Maleka as the power utility's interim group treasurer, taking over from Andre Pillay.
OSM Recoloser

Distribution Automation II: Using peer-to-peer comms in a simple automation scheme

This peer-to-peer communications scheme is so common in Recloser applications that NOJA Power’s OSM Recloser system has a dedicated ACO function.

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