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Topic - Energy Usage
Nov 17, 2014
Power management company Eaton is offering its new PowerXL DG1 variable frequency drive series as a solution for demanding industrial and building automation applications for ratings from 0.55 kW to 160 kW to their customers in Africa. With features such as an...
Oct 15, 2014
An integral component of today’s construction industry is Information Technology.  Utilising the data it generates, IT contributes significantly to meeting industry needs and adapts to and supports construction trends.  It is in fact one of the core utilities or...
Jun 19, 2014
It is becoming increasingly important to take energy efficiency very seriously in today’s environment. Apart from the fact that our planet cannot cope with the rate at which we burn fossil fuels and extreme dumping of dangerous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere,...
May 14, 2014
Executives from around the world have listed cyber security, regulatory uncertainty and a need to close the skills gap as three of the top challenges facing the smart metering industry. Delegates to African Utilities Week in Cape Town heard how the threat of hacking...
Apr 22, 2014
ESPOO, Finland … Power management company Eaton has revealed that more than 90 percent of the data centres in Denmark that use the company’s three-phase uninterruptible power supplies rated at 40 kW or more, are substantially reducing  energy costs by taking...
Apr 10, 2014
The partnership will break the international market for LED floodlights wide-open and allows customers in virtually any country access to good quality LED floodlights. “Abacus Lighting is a well-respected provider of floodlight solutions internationally and has a...
Mar 27, 2014
“Solar geyser could reduce electricity bill by up to 50%” “South Africans have shown that we have the power during Earth Hour to make a difference when Eskom confirmed last year that we had switched off and achieved a massive, combined 629MW average reduction on our...
Feb 28, 2014
Effective energy management is showing significant cost savings at South Africa’s largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal’s Western Cape plant in Saldahna, says the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA). Energy savings were achieved at the...
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Nov 18, 2013
South Africa’s largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal, has reported significant energy savings after managing and optimising energy usage at their Western Cape (Saldanha) plant. This was achieved with the help of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa...
Nov 15, 2013
At a special breakfast function on 14 November 2013, the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association launched its 2013 Responsible Care Performance Report, the 7th in the history of Responsible Care in South Africa.  CAIA, the custodian of Responsible Care in South...
Oct 14, 2013
It is no secret that South Africa’s national power grid is under severe pressure, and the country’s energy supply is unreliable and insecure.  In Winter months the grid at times gets alarmingly close to the brink of shutdown.  Power utility, Eskom, is faced with...
Oct 01, 2012
OSRAM AG and Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., which operates Disneyland Paris, today announced a five-year strategic corporate alliance
Jul 27, 2012
The chemical industry is often overlooked as key to the generation of new and alternative energy solutions, says industry body South African Chemical Institute (SACI) Green Chemistry division chair Dr Vincent Nyamori.
Jun 27, 2012
SKF today announced that the SKF CASM electric cylinder, a BeyondZero Portfolio product, reduces CO2 emissions in a wide range of industrial applications
Jan 27, 2012
Real-time production and power monitoring software linked new or old equipment using direct protocol interrogation, or programable logic controllers and sensors, improves the efficient use of available time of equipment and ensures that work is performed at the...
Jan 25, 2012
COLUMBUS, OHIO – January 24, 2012 – Kentrox®, Inc., an innovator of site monitoring, management, and control solutions, announces immediate availability of the tower management module for enhanced site management. Tower providers and their footprint are growing...
Dec 06, 2011
Achieving sustainable built environments with low impacts on the natural environment is becoming a universal goal. Energy usage in buildings is under the spotlight.
Nov 24, 2011
Corobrik looks at new markets
Jul 27, 2011
Attached please find a press release on: Within the current economic environment, it has never been more important to reduce operating costs. It therefore makes good business sense for enterprises to better manage their energy usage.
Aug 16, 2010
Attached please find a press release on: With the price of utility power rising significantly in South Africa over the next three years, most organisations have stepped up their efforts to save energy and reduce costs.
Aug 11, 2010
Attached please find a press release on: The SAEEC2010 will be held at Emperors Palace in Gauteng on 10-11 November 2010 and has enlisted speakers to brainstorm many questions raised in the energy efficiency and environmental sector … Who are the biggest ‘culprits’...
Sep 21, 2009
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has drafted a new part of the National Building Regulations, which will set minimum requirements for energy efficiency in buildings, and will hold a stakeholder meeting regarding the draft regulation on...
Aug 19, 2009
In just over 50 days, South Africa will host the International Solar Energy Society’s (ISES’s) 2009 Solar World Congress, which will take place in Johannesburg in October, with the theme ‘renewable energy: shaping our future’. “Hosting this conference in South...
Jul 03, 2009
Technology in the form of an intelligent infrastructure is fundamental to the building industry today, says Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES) MD Bradley Hemphill.
Mar 09, 2009
Increasingly popular ‘green buildings’ were viewed as a subset of sustainable construction, taking ecological accounting into consideration, however, built environment professionals needed to go further than this, and embrace “transformative buildings”, Council for...
Jan 23, 2009
South Africa will never reach its greenhouse gas emissions targets if its citizens do not change their attitude towards energy use, says the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism's air quality management & climate change director Peter Lukey.
Mar 28, 2008
A 25-year-old mine-cooling technology using ice is back in the spotlight. The fundamental driver is that a kilogram of ice is able to take up much more heat than a kilogram of cold water. Also, pumping costs are cut when ice-cooling systems are used over...
Feb 29, 2008
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Dec 07, 2007
To reduce pollution, Meyer says the emissions from the new kilns are recombusted and cleaned before they are released into the atmosphere, and are therefore, odourless and colourless.
Aug 31, 2007
The numbers are staggering. The market capitalisation of BHP Billiton is at the trillion-rand level and its R100-billion latest profit achievement is seven times greater than what it was only five years ago.
Jul 14, 2006
With the increasingly pertinent focus on climate change and how governments and industry can contribute to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa has adopted a proactive approach to this environmental challenge in the form of the recently established...
May 05, 2006
With power consumption becoming an issue of national focus, optimised and accurate processes in areas of temperature, pressure and process control have become crucial to ensure cost saving and efficacy in operations. Grant Joyce, marketing manager for Endress+Hauser...
Oct 07, 2005
The R1,36-billion Dwaalboom clinker plant expansion project being undertaken by PPC, part of the Barloworld group, will use only the latest generation technology.
Jul 26, 2004
An industry vision of the future of copper production technology has reportedly been completed and is now available in the newly released Amira International Copper Technology Roadmap.
Jul 20, 2004
The judges of the ETA Awards entries will be focusing more on energy savings this year, as opposed to previous years where the main focus was on innovation.
Aug 24, 2001
A two-day seminar on energy efficiency, held in Cape Town this month by the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), heard how the efficient use of energy can help save money and increase shareholder value, contribute to sustainable development and aid...
Aug 11, 2000
In addition to saving South African electricity consumers’ money, the South African efficient lighting initiative will realise large global environmental benefits, including avoiding the emission of nearly four-million tons of carbon dioxide over ten years from...
Feb 11, 2000
South Africa’s main power generator, Eskom, is committed to the ‘clean development mechanism’ concept to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while promoting national development.
Oct 01, 1999
Converting landfill gas to methane gas which can be used as vehicle fuel could save South Africa 200-million litres of petrol a year.
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