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Eskom needs to lose top-down approach – Rossouw

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th March 2015 Power utility Eskom needs to change its structure from a top-down approach, to a bottom-up strategy, as the former was creating “enormous problems”. Speaking at the Power & Electricity World Africa 2015 conference, in Johannesburg, Eskom adviser and thought leader Mike Rossouw noted that, with a... 

Right of reply

     28th November 2014 By Peter Fowles The subject matter of Engineering News columnist Sisa Njikelana’s article titled 'Rehabilitating power infrastructure a matter of urgency’ will strike a chord with many of those intimately involved with the electricity distribution industry, both as service providers and as their... 

Rehabilitating power infrastructure a matter of urgency 

By: Sisa Njikelana     14th November 2014 A recent media report alluded to 'technical' constraints for additional power from current renewable energy rollout. The argument is that the grid will not be able to cope with additional power that will be commissioned through current government programmes. There is nothing new in this because... 

Power events combined to tackle Africa’s energy needs

     28th February 2014 Media and information company PennWell International announced, in March, that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate this year’s Power-Gen Africa and Distributech Africa exhibitions and conferences. 

Company Announcement: DistribuTECH Africa Conference to Co-Locate with POWER-GEN Africa 2014

     4th March 2013 PennWell International announced that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate the POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa exhibitions and conferences. The combined event will take place from 17 – 19 March, 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 

The Reds are dead

     17th August 2012 There are two key challenges facing the electricity distribution industry (EDI) in South Africa. They can be dealt with through pragmatic restructuring proposals, and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, or Nersa, and the Department of Energy need to be held accountable for fixing the... 

Electricity distribution network collapse three years away 

By: Sapa     26th July 2012 South Africans should expect more power cuts, as the distribution grid will gradually collapse from 2015 unless a maintenance backlog is addressed, an expert said on Thursday. "We are three years away from collapse," Deon Louw, the deputy director of electro-technical services in Overstrand... 


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