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Covid-19 calls for “balanced” strategy for technical audits

Engineering projects face a growing range of audits, assessment and monitoring, but will Covid-19 restrictions on movement make it difficult for consultants to carry...

Energy efficiency: Still the low-hanging fruit

by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi, Ph.D, Menlo Energy -  Efficient use of energy is the key to a low carbon future. “In the battle against climate...

Wind and hydrogen offer potential to drive exports market

Information from the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) The opportunity for South Africa to couple its renewable energy economic stimulus to non-electricity prospects, presents...

Why would one consider solar power?

by Ryan Hendrikz, SolarEPC Solar power is financially viable, and therefore, sensible. As electricity prices spiral out of control, it's becoming more and more evident...

Load-shedding imminent: Why the delay in implementation of the IRP?

by Roger Lilley, Now Media It is reported that the head of the IPP Office has confirmed that procurement of additional solar-sourced electricity will commence...

Power contingency planning for Africa

by Lauren Somer, Aggreko Africa The public sector in Africa holds vulnerable populations in the palms of hands which are struggling to manage the rigours...

Confusing UPS and renewable energy with backup power can be costly

by Nick Oosthuizen, Inframid With more companies getting ready to operate again and empowering their employees to work from home, reliable electricity is essential. But,...

Engineers in lockdown: What are you doing?

Many engineers are at home under forced lockdown regulations. But what are they doing? Here's an opportunity to tell us and possibly win a...

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Time for municipalities to source power from IPPs

by Ntombifuthi Ntuli, South African Wind Energy Association  -   Draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations Act on new generation capacity...
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Female “powerhouses” make a positive impact in the industrial sector

Rand-Air forms part of the global Atlas Copco Group and both organisations’ South African operations are led by women....

Update on the Inga hydroelectric scheme

Bloomberg reports that Chinese and Spanish developers which want to build Africa’s biggest hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic...

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