2019 – issue 4

ESI Africa Edition 4 2019

This edition is packed with content delivered by global industry experts who share their knowledge to empower you in expediting solutions in...
thermal power

Behind the scenes at a thermal power plant

This year’s Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition offers the opportunity to be part of a technical site visit tour to a thermal power plant.
IoT, 4IR

Finding the leading edge is within our grasp

Issue 4-2019's editorial calls on leaders to address four key areas: unemployment, climate change, Internet of Everything, and regional trade in Africa.
Lightning proection

When lightning strikes, have these protective measures in place

An effective lightning protection plan needs to be cost-effective, aesthetically inconspicuous, and protect people and assets to an acceptable level.
motors

Introducing an all-in-one test unit for motors

Megger has combined all of the functions frequently required for testing electric motors in a unique and innovative hand-held instrument, the MTR105 static motor analyser.
automation

Elementary automation without communications

The most elementary case of Smart Grid automation is of an Auto-Changeover (ACO) Scheme without peer-to-peer communications.
Smart cities

Four pillars to enable a Smart City dream

What are the crucial factors needed to deliver a new smart city? Ntiyiso Consulting gives an overview of this city comprising of four pillars.
wind energy

Meeting the challenges of DER integration

Spurred on by this investment, renewable and distributed energy resources (DER) are now becoming an increasing part of the energy generation mix.
distribution transformer

How to reduce distribution transformer technical losses

In Africa, a persistent challenge is the high rate of failure of distribution transformers, which leads to the complete shut down in distribution networks.
intelligent utility

The practice of the Internet of Things in Electricity

Cross-border operations, which presents a new pattern of power production and consumption, is opening the market for the Internet of Things in Electricity.
metering

Manage non-technical losses: Collect, prevent, and detect

To reduce non-technical losses and therefore increase revenue, a comprehensive understanding of the entire metering ecosystem is needed.

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