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2016 – Issue 3

Burkina Faso

Hybrid micro-grids: beginning of the end for diesel gensets

Power hungry Africa is awash in diesel generators. Loud, dirty, bone-rattling – these technological dinosaurs are the de facto power grids in many countries, where modern energy infrastructure and services are absent, irregular or...
smart grid

Predictive Maintenance: measuring structural vibration by light

Utilities face the natural occurrence of aging infrastructure, high cost assets that constantly demand attention to ensure its reliability, availability, maintainability and safety. Due to numerous financial and environmental implications, the operational life of...

How effective use of CFD MODELLING can optimise power generation maintenance

In South Africa, 91% of power is generated from fossil fuels – 85% from coal and 6% from gas. The availability of the state-owned power utility, Eskom’s coal-fired power plants has fallen over the years...
hydroelectric power plant

Regional cooperation catalyst for hydropower development in East Africa

In East Africa, the distribution of energy resources in the region is spread unevenly. While some power trading agreements already exist, the volume of electricity exchange has not been significant. This article originally appeared in...
renewable power capacity

The Earth’s core is hot in East Africa

“The amount of heat that flows annually from the Earth to the atmosphere is enormous – more than needed to power all nations of the World – if it could be harnessed…if only 1%...

The Earth’s core is hot in East Africa – what is the feasibility of...

“The amount of heat that flows annually from the Earth to the atmosphere is enormous – more than needed to power all nations of the World – if it could be harnessed…if only 1%...

Hybrid micro-grids: beginning of the end for diesel gensets

Power hungry Africa is awash in diesel generators. Loud, dirty, bone-rattling – these technological dinosaurs are the de facto power grids in many countries, where modern energy infrastructure and services are absent, irregular or...
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 2.2 million customers, launched a system to enhance the efficiency...
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 range of equipment and practice-based solutions. The company’s vision is...

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