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Power & Electricity World

Amid challenges, power sector offers massive opportunities

By: Nadine James     17th March 2017 Although the power and electricity sector in Africa faces massive challenges, it also offers massive opportunities, says Power & Electricity World Africa (PEWA) event organiser Terrapinn.  

Automation products on display at event

     17th March 2017 Industrial product supplier Magnet’s stand at the Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 conference and exhibition, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 28 and 29, will highlight the company’s Carlo Gavazzi automation products portfolio.  

Automation products on  display at event
ENERGY METER Carlo Gavazzi energy meters, current transformers and energy-efficiency monitoring solutions will be exhibited at stand J5

Govt’s involvement in promoting energy efficiency needed

     17th March 2017 Government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency, as it lies at the core of sustained economic growth, says the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA). This, along with the statement that industries and businesses must prepare more... 

Govt’s involvement in promoting energy efficiency needed
INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP The event held on February 22 focused on challenges of rising energy costs

Lack of reliable power supply hinders Africa’s growth – trade commission

By: Nadine James     17th March 2017 Despite an uptick in planned power-generation projects, it is still fair to say that Africa lacks reliable power supply, which has prevented the continent’s economies from developing in line with their potential, says Austrian Trade Commission Advantage Austria.  “The effects of the lack of... 

Lack of reliable power supply hinders Africa’s growth – trade commission
JOHANNES BRUNNER There is significant interest in Africa in terms of the opportunities available for companies in renewable-energy and energy-storage

Microgrid powers Kruger Park lodge resort

     17th March 2017 American battery manufacturer Aquion Energy last month announced the completion of  a newly installed offgrid microgrid at a nature lodge resort in Kruger National Park in South Africa, which consists of a 55 kWh Aquion Aspen battery bank, paired with a 10 kW solar array. Aquion, which... 

Microgrid powers Kruger Park lodge resort
WORTH ITS SALT The saltwater batteries have been sized to comfortably support the lodge's loads during overcast conditions

Power products on display at Solar Show Africa

By: Nadine James     17th March 2017 Global electronics company Omron Electronics will showcase its power-monitoring, power-management and energy-saving products at the Solar Show Africa 2017 – which runs alongside the Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 conference taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 28 and 29.... 

Power products on display at Solar Show Africa
ONE OF A KIND Omron will use this African renewable-energy exhibition to display the only potential induced degradation

Stainless steel body hopes to boost product demand at event

By: Nadine James     17th March 2017 Industry body and lobby group the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) hopes to drive demand for stainless steel products by exhibiting at Water Show Africa 2017, which runs alongside Power & Electricity World Africa held at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 28... 

Stainless steel body  hopes to boost product  demand at event
JOHN TARBOTON The Eiffel Tower competition will be launched for the first time at the event and first prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris

Africa viable option for investment in power infrastructure

By: Simon Sonnekus     4th March 2016 Expanding Africa’s power and electricity infrastructure remains a viable prospect for investors and businesses, with numerous investment opportunities available owing to new developments, says infrastructure investment and asset management company African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)... 

Africa viable option  for investment in  power infrastructure
Photo by Bloomberg
NATURAL ENERGY The migration from traditional to renewable-energy sources has encouraged foreign investment opportunities

Carport can provide shade and electricity

     4th March 2016 Advanced power systems supplier Sinetech has developed a carport that not only provides shade but can boil the kettle for a hot cup of tea. The carport will be on display at the 2016 edition of Power and Electricity World Africa on March 15 and 16. At 72 m2 , the 4-berth carport that provides... 

Carport can provide shade and electricity
DUAL PURPOSE The 72 m² carport provides shade and protection from the elements while generating 11.52 kWp of power a day

Clarke Energy provides reliable energy solutions

     4th March 2016 KwaZulu-Natal-based multinational engineering, installation and maintenance of reciprocating engine-based power plants and gas engine compression stations company Clarke Energy will exhibit at the 2016 Power & Electricity World Africa event that is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre on... 

Clarke Energy provides reliable energy solutions
JENBACHER General Electric's Jenbacher has been a proven stalwart with regards to energy saving as more than 500 absorption chillers have been delivered worldwide

Conference to attract twice as much footfall

By: Simon Sonnekus     4th March 2016 This year’s Power & Electricity World Africa conference will host twice as many delegates as last year, with utilities, independent power providers (IPPs) and government officials confirmed from more than 33 African countries. The event will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in... 

Conference to attract twice  as much footfall
TWICE THE SIZE Guests from 33 African countries will visit the Power and Electricity World Africa showcase being held at the Sandton Convention Centre

Energy storage system to be launched at conference

By: Simon Sonnekus     4th March 2016 American automotive and energy storage company Tesla’s highly anticipated Powerwall energy storage system will be launched onto the African market by energy solutions provider Dako Power at the 2016 Power and Electricity World Africa exhibition, held from March 15 to 16 at the Sandton Convention... 

Energy storage system to be launched at conference
INSTANT ENERGY Two variants of the Tesla Powerwall system have been launch globally, the 7 kWh and 10 kWh variant, but currently only the 7 kWh Powerwall is available in Africa

Rural areas could benefit from decentralised energy

By: Simon Sonnekus     4th March 2016 Autonomous and stable supply of decentralised energy might be the answer for Africans who are often without electricity because of unreliable energy sources, says energy storage systems supplier Battco director Gerhard Swart. “Many of the electricity problems in Africa stem from the concept of a... 

Rural areas could  benefit from  decentralised energy
GERHARD SWART In most African countries, the electricity grids are failing and generation capacity is degrading rapidly

Steel producer for PV system to exhibit at expo

     4th March 2016 Local steel supplier Qinisa Steel Solutions will be exhibiting its steel processing capabilities and capacities to customers who are involved in the larger solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region at the Power and Electricity... 

Steel producer for PV  system to exhibit at expo
PV SYSTEMS The Alberton-based company supplies engineering, procurement and construction companies which are involved in the installation of ground-mounted PV systems

Storage a key component for modern energy supply

By: Simon Sonnekus     4th March 2016 Rapid growth in yearly power demand and the high cost involved in expanding national power grids in rural areas are some of the biggest challenges regarding power and electricity supply in African countries, says University of the Western Cape associate professor Bernard Bladergroen. Bladergroen... 

Storage a key component  for modern energy supply
BULK STORAGE Bulk energy storage will be advantageous for African power and electricity providers, as increased wind and solar energy is being absorbed by national grids 
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