Generation

Off-grid large hybrid power systems for mines

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media  -   Large hybrid systems (LHS) are common as power sources for remote mines and other installations. This has been brought...

Storage beyond four hours

Information from EEnergy Informer Li-ion batteries are expensive, but they do a great job if you are trying to store limited amounts of electricity for...

Small and medium sized gas turbine generators: A growing market

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media Gas turbines used for electricity generation are generally large turbines in the hundreds of MW range, but small and medium-sized...

CTL technology: A means to attaining Botswana’s fuel self-sufficiency goal

Despite the drive for a reduction in the carbon emissions footprint globally, petroleum products remain an essential energy cornerstone in the global economy, but...

Digitalisation and the operation and maintenance of generation plant

Growing demands are placed on utilities to meet performance and other requirements. Plant operations must be able to quickly and efficiently respond to constantly...

Medupi magic fails Eskom and South Africa – the stuff of nightmares

Following major problems that brought Eskom’s Medupi power station to its knees during the height of the load shedding last week, Medupi’s power station...

Machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters create a complex problem. Such...

Deadly air: How Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are killing people

Eskom’s reliance on coal for electricity generation is proving to be deadly. According to new NASA satellite data analysis, Mpumalanga is the second worst...

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South Africa’s double-edged energy sword

by Jonathan Skeen, SOLA  -   South Africans can expect as much as a 15% increase in their electricity costs from...
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Cyber-security in substations

Information from Alectrix  -   Substation installations offer several potential attack vectors for cyber-attacks. Effective cyber-security measures therefore must be implemented...

Droogfontein 2 Solar Park begins full operation 

The Droogfontein 2 Solar Park situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and...

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