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2014 – Issue 4

In depth: The lowdown on cyber security

Cyber-attacks are increasingly prevalent across all industries, but one industry in particular is seeing a rise in breaches and hack attempts. The utility sector has, for most of its lifetime, been relatively isolated from...

In depth: Emergency power supplements installation of renewable energy

Hounded by unreliable power supply, maintenance and spare part procurement challenges and high transmission and distribution losses, sub-Saharan Africa is harnessing alternative energy sources. Power utilities across sub-Saharan Africa have been observed to fall short...

In depth: Shale Gas through the looking glass

On invitation by ESI Africa, Jeanie le Roux, Director of Operations at Treasure Karoo Action Group, shares her thoughts and knowledge about shale gas in South Africa and on the global stage. In 2011, TIME...

In depth: Is LNG the answer to cleaner, more sustainable power generation?

In an article published by the Guardian1 ,it was reported that global CO2 emissions for 2014 stand at a record high of 40 billion tonnes, a 2.5% increase on 2013. With legislation in place...
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In depth: South Africa’s first female nuclear engineer

ESI Africa speaks with Women in Nuclear South Africa (WiNSA) President, Dr Margaret Mkhosi, about life lessons and role of women in the nuclear sector. ESI: Who were your mentors and how did they inspire your...
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In depth: Public lighting leads safety on African roads

Sub-Saharan Africa is the proud holder of seven out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world, along with a growing middle class and a number of rising mega cities. Street lighting for...

In depth: Skills development and biogas are changing lives

The shift from CSR to CSI underlines the desire of a company to go beyond just ‘feeling good’ (CSR) and improving its image to actually ‘doing good’ (CSI) by being fully invested and committed...

In depth: Ntsele on energy intensive users

' Whenever electricity reserve margins are critical, intensive energy users are the first to be requested to cut back on usage.' In a competitive environment, the capacity for doing business and economic growth is linked...

In depth: Some heroes don’t wear capes – SAEE Awards

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) celebrates the ‘energy super heroes’ who are saving the world by saving energy In his opening address at the SAEE Convention, Karel Steyn the SAEE president...

In depth: Nyabarongo hydropower plant ramps up Rwanda’s generation

Invested capital of $100 million has added 30% to Rwanda’s current installed generation capacity. With construction 100% complete and successful dry and wet runs, the project was commissioned on 31 October 2014. Since the start...

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