ESI Africa Edition 2 2018

Has the digital utility arrived on African shores? The concept of a digital utility in the international arena has gained momentum to become the norm. Despite...
STS

Lack of economists poses risk to policy development

In order to attract and train new generation economists, the promotion of quality research and energy role models should be high on the priority...
East Africa

Adapt or die: integrated electricity vending solutions

The term integrated electricity vending solutions refers to an integrated energy management system primarily for pre-payment solutions. There are, however, a number of vending...
substation

Tracking the pros & cons of air and gas substations

Taking into consideration that the cost of a GIS indoor substation is much higher compared to an AIS substation, it’s handy to have a...

Finally, a solution to eradicate ghost vending!

A sustainable mitigating solution to ghost vending will see the industry adopting STS6 and executing the Token Identifier (TID) rollover process, writes Lance Hawkins-Dady, engineering manager...
power transmission grid

Why private equity investors remain cautious

In the current global context of increasing amounts of capital chasing fewer attractive deals, and driving down returns in traditional markets, Limited Partners (LPs)...

Mauritius – gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

In the wake of Mauritius’ 50th anniversary of independence on 12 March, we reflect on what the country has to offer African energy investors...

Shared intelligence: Secure your utility’s back door

No utility is safe from the threat of cyber-attacks but all utilities, even in Africa, will benefit from sharing cybersecurity intelligence, writes AUTC Cybersecurity...
South Africa

Nuclear power won’t be silenced

As a believer in the energy mix, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) has never been opposed to renewables and our official...
electricity meters

The dilemma of metering for a smart grid

Decision makers need to answer a number of questions before stepping into the world of smart grids and its associated metering requirements, says Sariel...

How to curb water wastage amid drought

Mthokozisi Ncube, Water Specialist at the Development Bank of Southern Africa shares his expert opinion on the City of Cape Town’s Day Zero predicament...

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