technology

Ed’s note: Without technology, utilities will fail during- and post-COVID-19

Amid the 2020 global socio-economic upheaval, steady movement can be seen in the power and energy markets where utilities have embraced technology.

“Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa”

AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.
Solar water heating

Partnership brings solar water heating into South African homes

Electrolux Africa and PowerOptimal have partnered to bring cost-effective solar water heating solutions to the South African residential market.
cost-reflective tariffs

Electricity distribution operators survived COVID-19 emergency

Electricity distribution operators successfully kept the lights on for the world during the lockdowns imposed in the initial stages of COVID-19 emergency.
grid flexibility

Analysis: Smart grid facilitates grid flexibility and resilience

Change in electricity consumption patterns during lockdown has put grid resilience to the test but grid flexibility is currently coping with demand shifts.
energy conservation

Tata Power unveils ‘E-Learning Fridays’ energy conservation module

Tata Power has launched a digital platform to improve awareness of energy conservation amongst its customers.
status of the system

Eskom CEO declares Status of the System making good progress

In its Status of the System briefing, Eskom provided details of the company’s operational performance and system outlook for the winter period.
Eskom RCA

Eskom: Load reduction initiative shows positive trendline

Eskom reports that its equipment failure rate, following the implementation of its load reduction initiative in Gauteng residential areas, is showing a positive trend.
utility revenue

Utility revenue shortfall, no problem just hike the tariff

South Africa's power utility is making customers pay for its poor business management through increased electricity tariffs to cover its revenue shortfall.
Energy solution

Containerised energy solution boost hospital’s back-up supply

A generator set installation at a Cape Town private hospital will soon be commissioned providing a plug-and-play energy solution with high reliability.

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