Energy sector’s capital investment planning tool options

In many organisations, traditional planning methods focus on either keeping existing equipment working or renewing old unreliable equipment. This often involves top down budgeting,...

Cabling solutions forged through seven decades of experience

Cable theft, estimated to cost the South African economy ZAR5 billion ($351 million) a year, has become a national crisis with serious implications for...
power transformers

Transformers critical failure can be overcome

In 2001, a publicly traded energy company headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), which provides electric services to over...
safety

No excuses for electrical accidents

Lightning and surge protection, electrical safety, testing and measurement company Surgetek has helped industry overcome electrical application challenges for over 45 years through a...
energy consuming bulbs

Women in Energy: A passion for building “Brand Africa”

Currently pursuing a PhD in business administration-strategic management, Phyllis Engefu Ombonyo, director for business development at the National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) in Kenya,...

The tale of a transformer loss – the IEEE Study

Transformers are electrical devices used to transfer power from one circuit to another through electromagnetic induction. Since their creation in the 1880s, transformers are...

The dawn of wind energy in Africa

Wind power is coming of age in Africa and is fast becoming directly competitive with traditional energy sources. Driving down the levelised cost of...

Biogas – South Africa’s great untapped potential

After World War II a British fighter pilot, L. John Fry, settled in South Africa and started a pig farm. In 1957 he built...
solar home systems

Renewable energy: what has Africa accomplished thus far?

Besides biomass and wind, which date deep into human history, renewable energy has always been viewed as an alternate power source, but it was...

Case study: thermal harvesting power plant saves ‘wasted energy’

Many large power users in South Africa are seeking alternative solutions to secure a reliable power supply as a result of the escalating cost...

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