2020 – Issue 1

Five actions within your budget to maximise system performance

Small and medium sized utilities share a common need with larger utility companies…to minimise costs and maximise performance.
Coal

Analysis: Global coal power set for record decline

After decades of near-uninterrupted growth, analysis suggested global electricity production from coal was on track for a record fall in 2019.
hydrogen

An unfettered energy revolution lies in green hydrogen resources

Green hydrogen could offer alternative ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to reduce CO2 emissions meaningfully.
thermal power

New decade: Will thermal drown in the wake of clean power?

During the early days of energy supply, thermal power ruled the generation technology mix. It was reliable, robust and cheap. But that dominance is ending.
Cybersecurity

Challenge accepted! Cybersecurity at your substations

In dealing with cybersecurity at substations, OMICRON has introduced an innovative industry security system offering decentralised, hybrid 24/7 monitoring.
hydrogen

Hydrogen Energy System overcomes capacity fluctuation hurdle

Hydrogen energy storage systems is the answer to renewable energy’s fluctuating capacity, according to insights from Toshiba.
biogas

Cider plant’s biogas by-product fulfils sustainability goals

SustainPower's combined heat and power unit at Distell's cider manufacturing operation converts the effluent treatment plant’s biogas by-product into power.
Desertec project

Solar company has cast a long shadow into new decade

Over the last decade, JinkoSolar has delivered 55GW, to more than 3,500 customers in 140 countries and has been named the World’s No.1 Solar Module Company.

Securing utility revenue as the generation mix evolves

Conlog writes on the importance of revenue management and the spin-offs in the utility's operations while the emergence of renewable energy takes hold.
Ghana re-examines gas supply agreement with Cenpower

Factors at play where LNG prospects are taking hold

ESI Africa brought together experts from the field to dissect the factors that influence the LNG outlook, now and into the future.

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