2014 – Issue 1

Jeffreys Bay wind farm – how an industry began

The 138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, one of the first large wind energy projects that will be commissioned in South Africa, stems back...

A tale of tall cities

By Shaun Wilson, director of energy and sustainability services at Schneider Electric South Africa High performance buildings: the larger and more economically viable a city...

The future of PV technology

Most of the early grid tied photovoltaic power projects in South Africa are using crystalline silicone based modules, which dominate the industry, accounting for...

Mobile gas turbines – bridging the power gap

By Ranjit Singh, APR Energy Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Power shortages are estimated to cost the global economy over US$500 trillion in...

South Africa getting ready for nuclear build

There have been no announcements for South Africa’s nuclear build programme beyond the integrated resource plan (IRP). However, the country is better prepared to...

Assuring revenue for South African utilities

By Imraan Mohamed, Marketing Manager, Itron sub-Saharan Africa Utilities and electricity providers around the globe are faced with pressures on several fronts, including low margins...

The right bill of material materials for solar modules

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has established an extensive fielded module evaluation programme to develop the knowledge base which will enable a better understanding of how...

Eskom’s renewables portfolio

Eskom is serious about participating in South Africa’s renewable energy sector; it is constructing the Sere Wind Farm, has advanced its plans for a...

Revenue protection by smart meter

By Emmanuel Akromah, technical director of NURI Telecom SA (Pty) Ltd Utility companies need to continue to remain financially healthy and viable to deal with...

Emerging market – energy regulators exchange ideas

The Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA) was formed in 2012, and in March 2014 hosted a meeting of similar bodies from...

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