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Addressing the scourge of counterfeit power products

Alexander & Poole, a 40-year old South African company, has been appointed as the sole distributor for Anderson Power Products’ electrical connectors. These products are...

Distribution agreement creates new power partnership

As of 1 January this year, Vert Energy became an official distributor for Yanmar and is set to supply and support Yanmar industrial engines...

Record PV deal secured

Trina Solar has signed a long-term PV module supply deal with US energy company, NextEra Energy totalling 4 GW. This is possibly the largest...

Ensuring world-class sustainability ratings for top-rated projects

Despite the slowdown in new-build projects, Zutari is still receiving enquiries from property developers keen to pursue Green Star ratings. The engineering consultant has...

Batteries for stationary energy storage

by Daniele Gatti, Luke Gear, Dr Alex Holland and Dr Xiaoxi He, IDTechEx  -   This report from IDTechEx offers a global view on the...

The human race and the race to zero

by Dr Angela Wilkinson, World Energy Council  - Reducing carbon emissions is an important and necessary aim — but it should not cause us to...

World’s largest utility-scale battery energy storage system goes online

Vistra Energy has announced that its Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility is connected to the power grid and began operating on 11 December 2020....

Microsynchrophasors and distribution networks management systems

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media  -   Smart grids, microgrids and distributed generation at distribution level are changing distribution networks by adding the possibility of complex and varying...

South Africa’s electricity supply: What’s tripping the switch

Interruptions in the supply of electricity is now a common occurrence in South Africa. Besides breakdowns and incidents of cable theft, the biggest cause...

Building a corporate culture of sustainability

by Jonathan Veeran and Paula-Ann Novotny, Webber Wentzel  -   Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards are a set of non-financial performance indicators. Investors typically use...

Environmental pollution has far-reaching consequences

by Garyn Rapson and Merlita Kennedy, Webber Wentzel  -   The number of class actions stemming from environmental pollution events is rising internationally, and especially in...

Adapting to lessons learnt from Covid-19

by Kate Collier and Lizle Louw, Webber Wentzel  -   The mining industry’s response to Covid-19 in helping employees to cope has largely been lauded. Although...

The digital sensor age is here

With the adoption of a ever-growing digital world, Danfoss Industrial Automation has repositioned itself as Danfoss Sensing Solutions, representing the union of application-driven sensor...

Addressing the scourge of counterfeit power products

Alexander & Poole, a 40-year old South African company,...

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Addressing the scourge of counterfeit power products

Alexander & Poole, a 40-year old South African company, has been appointed as the sole distributor for Anderson Power...

Ensuring world-class sustainability ratings for top-rated projects

Despite the slowdown in new-build projects, Zutari is still receiving enquiries from property developers keen to pursue Green Star...

The digital sensor age is here

With the adoption of a ever-growing digital world, Danfoss Industrial Automation has repositioned itself as Danfoss Sensing Solutions, representing...

Ultra-efficient, eco-friendly water heater with award-winning design

Inverter compressor boosts heating performance and lowers energy consumption while smart features deliver enhanced convenience  -   LG Electronics (LG) will...

Pushing the boundaries on electrical products for hazardous applications

South African manufacturer Pratley aims to launch at least three unique electrical termination products in 2021 aimed specifically at...

Taking standardised electrical designs into new markets

Schaeffler Sondermaschinenbau, a company focused on specialised machinery construction, is standardising its electrical designs across its numerous locations, and...

Generation

Distribution agreement creates new power partnership

As of 1 January this year, Vert Energy became an official distributor for Yanmar and is set to supply...

World’s largest utility-scale battery energy storage system goes online

Vistra Energy has announced that its Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility is connected to the power grid and began...

Connected solutions for construction equipment

The worksite of the future will see site managers using digital technologies as integrated components to drive business results,...

US senate agrees to preserve existing nuclear power plants

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (ANIA),...

Koeberg life extension welding contract awarded to local firm

John Thompson’s Utility Boilers & Environmental (B&E) business unit has been awarded a contract to perform all the welding...

There’s energy storage and then there’s clean, quiet energy storage

Atlas Copco is continuously looking at developing more sustainable ways of providing energy, with a strong focus on efficiency,...

Sustainable Energy

Record PV deal secured

Trina Solar has signed a long-term PV module supply deal with US energy company, NextEra Energy totalling 4 GW....

Ending 2020 on a high note  

Pan-African renewable power producer company, BioTherm Energy, backed by leading emerging market investor Actis, has announced the official operations...

Wind project to supply 460 GWh pa to South Africa’s grid

Enel Green Power’s (EGP’s) Nxuba wind farm, the company’s third wind facility in the Eastern Cape province, is expected...

First grid-scale flow battery to be built in South Australia

Australia’s first ever utility-scale vanadium flow battery is set to be installed in regional South Australia, aiming to demonstrate...

Smart battery rental business for off-grid African customers

The UK’s Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Finance, has invested £1-million (about...

EPC energises Greefspan II PV plant

GRS has successfully energised the Greefspan II PV plant. Greefspan II was built for the African Infrastructure Investment Managers...

Transmission & Distribution

Largest solar PV wheeling agreement in South Africa

SOLA, a vertically integrated renewable energy company, aiming to transform Africa through clean energy, has received approval for the...

New ACB reduces installation and maintenance stress

Targeted at commercial facilities, factories and other buildings, Mitsubishi Electric launches its new air circuit breakers (ACBs) with a...

Redefining power distribution through digitisation

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the local launch of the MasterPact MTZ,...

Surge protection devices added to portfolio

Surge protection is important to reduce stress on any equipment when load shedding switching surges occur, while higher lightning...

New transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently invested several million rand in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer...

Now you can “see” sound and locate the invisible threat

Fluke’s new ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager detects corona, partial discharge and gas, steam and compressed air leaks which can...

Education and Training

Supporting women in science and technology

According to the UN, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at...

Innovation challenge to improve eThekwini

Aurecon, in co-operation with the eThekwini Municipality and other stakeholders, is investing in the...

Career day inspires learners

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently hosted 350 learners, mostly from previously...

Helping science learners in South Africa

  Rosatom Corporate Academy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia’s nuclear energy power provider Rosatom,...

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The human race and the race to zero

by Dr Angela Wilkinson, World Energy Council  - Reducing carbon emissions is an important and...

South Africa’s electricity supply: What’s tripping the switch

Interruptions in the supply of electricity is now a common occurrence in South Africa....

Building a corporate culture of sustainability

by Jonathan Veeran and Paula-Ann Novotny, Webber Wentzel  -   Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards...

Environmental pollution has far-reaching consequences

by Garyn Rapson and Merlita Kennedy, Webber Wentzel  -   The number of class actions stemming...

Leisure

Engineer@Leisure – Steaming into history

Reefsteamers NPC is one of only a few “heritage” steam operations run largely by...

E@L – The green and lovely land

When the mothers and daughters embarked on this epic trip around Ireland, the roles...

Engineers@Leisure: Getting hands dirty and having fun!

I have always had an affinity for anything mechanical and from an early age...

Engineers@Leisure: Keeping the age of steam alive

The smell of coal, oil and steam and the chuff-chuff of a 220 t...
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