Engineering News | Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/dr-tobias-bischof-niemz Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:35:41 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Could Eskom be repurposed to become training ground for the energy transition? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/could-eskom-be-repurposed-to-become-training-ground-for-the-energy-transition-2020-07-31 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200 559791 1596175824 1596146400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Why should SA’s post-Covid-19 stimulus incorporate a big green-energy component? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/why-should-sas-post-covid-19-stimulus-incorporate-a-big-green-energy-component-2020-04-24-1 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 24 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200 550673 1587448829 1587679200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Could coal miners be incentivised to support the transition to renewables? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/could-coal-miners-be-incentivised-to-support-the-transition-to-renewables-2020-03-20 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546751 1584365319 1584655200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 How can SA avoid high costs and great regret when procuring emergency power? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-can-sa-avoid-high-costs-and-great-regret-when-procuring-emergency-power-2020-02-07 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0200 543111 1580735843 1581026400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Is land a constraint to a renewables-led energy system in South Africa? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/is-land-a-constraint-to-a-renewables-led-energy-system-in-south-africa-2020-01-24 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 541749 1579527842 1579816800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000846691_resized_figurewindsolarland1022.jpg 511 287 Why is SA in sweet spot for global corporate-led decarbonisation projects? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/why-is-sa-in-a-sweet-spot-for-global-corporate-led-decarbonisation-projects-2019-12-06 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 539095 1575356478 1575583200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000840795_resized_figuregoogle1022online.jpg GOOGLE PPA: A simplified representation of how the power purchase agreement could work 511 287 Why German households pay high electricity prices yet renewables are cheap https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/if-renewables-are-so-cheap-why-are-german-household-electricity-prices-so-high-2019-11-15 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 536885 1573479731 1573768800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000835911_resized_figuregermanyhosuehold11022.jpg 511 287 Could South Africa be the Saudi Arabia of green aviation fuel? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/could-south-africa-be-the-saudi-arabia-of-green-aviation-fuel-2019-10-25 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200 534740 1571725215 1571954400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000831587_resized_figurepowerfuelsfinal1022.jpg GREEN FUEL PATHWAY Sasol could move from carbon hot spot to carbon sink 511 287 Are renewable IPPs destroying Eskom? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/are-the-renewable-ipps-destroying-eskom-2019-09-27 Tobias Bischof-Niemz Transition Talk Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 532045 1569577484 1569535200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 How could black SA ownership be increased in renewables projects? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-could-black-south-african-ownership-be-increased-in-renewables-projects-2019-08-23 Tobias Bischof-Niemz Transition Talk Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 528545 1566382367 1566511200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000818316_resized_figureblackequity11022.jpg 511 287 How should SA’s gas infrastructure be configured for a least-cost power system? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-should-sas-gas-infrastructure-be-configured-for-a-least-cost-power-system-2019-08-09 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200 527148 1565863617 1565301600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000818623_resized_lngdiagfinal1022.jpg 511 287 How much gas is needed to support power system that is led by renewables? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-much-gas-is-needed-to-support-a-renewables-led-power-system-2019-07-12 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 524344 1562592317 1562882400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000809095_resized_figurengv2online1022.jpg 511 287 Why should South Africa champion electric vehicles? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/why-should-south-africa-champion-electric-vehicles-2019-06-14 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521897 1560239902 1560463200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000803362_resized_electricvehicles1022.jpg 511 287 How should SA approach the procurement of least-cost power? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-should-sa-approach-the-procurement-of-least-cost-power-2019-05-31 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 520535 1559030479 1559253600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000800388_resized_figureprocurement1022.jpg ENERGY & CAPACITY Today there are two different asset classes delivering two distinctly different services: kilowatt-hours and kilowatts 511 287 How could South Africa depoliticise its electricity planning process? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-could-south-africa-depoliticise-its-electricity-planning-process-2019-05-17 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 519016 1558102357 1558044000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000797587_resized_tobiasbischofniemz110220816duane.jpg Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz 511 287 Can low-income homes be made to benefit from the energy transition? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/can-low-income-households-be-made-to-benefit-from-the-energy-transition-2019-05-03 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517772 1556526126 1556834400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 How can embedded generators help close SA’s power supply gap? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-can-embedded-generators-help-close-sas-power-supply-gap-2019-04-19 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 516475 1555051260 1555624800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000792066_resized_figuresseg411022.jpg LOAD PROFILE: The household load does not match the solar system’s daytime production profile 511 287 If renewables are so cheap, why are we paying so much for them? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/if-renewables-are-so-cheap-why-are-we-paying-so-much-for-them-2019-04-05 Tobias Bischof-Niemz Transition Talk Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 515264 1554449672 1554415200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 If investment is the goal, what should SA’s electricity game plan be? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/if-investment-is-the-goal-what-should-sas-electricity-game-plan-be-2019-03-22 Tobias Bischof-Niemz Transition Talk Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 513795 1552893811 1553205600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000786173_resized_figureirp2018balances1022.jpg LEAST-COST ADVANTAGES: No environmental benefits in deviating from South Africa least-cost electricity scenario 511 287 If there are more jobs in renewables, why are coal miners so unhappy? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/if-there-are-more-jobs-in-renewables-why-are-coal-miners-so-unhappy-2019-03-08 Tobias Bischof-Niemz Transition Talk Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512703 1552033915 1551996000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000783895_resized_windtechnicianenertrag1022.jpeg The net benefits of a least-cost mix of solar PV, wind and flexibility should be directed towards policies that support coal workers 511 287 Are there really more jobs in coal than in renewables? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/are-there-really-more-jobs-in-coal-than-in-renewables-2019-02-22 Tobias Bischof-Niemz Transition Talk Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 511242 1550561189 1550786400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Will unbundling Eskom ensure a sustainable electricity system? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/will-unbundling-eskom-ensure-a-sustainable-electricity-system-2019-02-08 Tobias Bischof-Niemz TRANSITION TALK Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 510055 1549346919 1549576800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777886_resized_tobiasbischoffniemz08181022.jpeg Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz 511 287