Engineering News | Electrification and Distribution https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/electrification-and-distribution Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:52:17 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Company can cater to high retrofitting demand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-can-cater-to-high-retrofitting-demand-2021-09-01 Cameron Mackay Electrification and Distribution Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593940 1631826869 1631829600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000962308_resized_abbelectrificationsmartbuildings0920211022.jpg ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS Older buildings consume up to twice as much energy as new construction. Retrofitting existing buildings with more efficient technologies is however possible 511 287 Prosumers can change energy sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/prosumers-have-potential-to-disrupt-the-energy-landscape-2020-09-03 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200 563812 1600160658 1600380000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 New feature strengthens client presentations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-feature-strengthens-client-presentations-2020-09-03 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200 563814 1600161248 1600380000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000895989_resized_solarconstructionreuters1022.jpg COST-SAVING REPORTS Through its new proposal writer, system designers can produce professional reports that illustrate cost savings from distributed renewable energy projects 511 287 Solar company installs minigrids in Malawi https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-company-installs-minigrids-in-malawi-2020-09-03 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200 563795 1600348229 1600380000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000895993_resized_sustainsolarelectrificationanddistribution0920201022.jpg FIRST OF MANY This minigrid will be the community’s first experience of wired household electricity and has potential for significant socioeconomic impact in the village 511 287 Company provides quality power supply amid energy uncertainty https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-provides-quality-power-supply-amid-energy-uncertainty-2019-09-05 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 530945 1568702824 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company supports Africa in providing stable electricity supply https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-supports-africa-in-providing-stable-electricity-supply-2019-09-06 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 531061 1568702824 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Interest grows around self-supported masts https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/interest-grows-around-self-supported-masts-2019-09-06 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 531150 1568814681 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000826381_resized_testmastselectrificationanddistribution0920191022.jpg NO SUPPORT Self-supported masts are designed to support conductors without any external support such as a strut or stay wires 511 287 Compression glands suited to harsh environments https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/compression-glands-suited-to-harsh-environments-2019-09-10 Mc'Kyla Nortje Electrification and Distribution Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 531298 1595856106 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company eyes expansion into Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-eyes-expansion-into-africa-2018-09-21 Evert Wasserman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497845 1537193977 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000752230_resized_gridbow1jpg1022.jpg WORKING PROUD IN NORTHERN CAPE Gridbow team on site constructing a 7 km 22 kV line in Noupoort 511 287 Electrical equipment range expanded https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/range-expanded-ensures-efficient-electrical-variables-measurement-2018-09-21 Evert Wasserman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497935 1537193977 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000752577_resized_carlogavazziwm50multichannelpoweranalyser1022.jpg MULTI-CHANNEL POWER ANALYSERS The Magnet Group specialises in the supply, implementation and support of electrical equipment 511 287 Eskom implements smart meters in Gauteng https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/smart-prepaid-split-meters-from-eskom-2018-09-21 Evert Wasserman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497428 1537518672 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000751318_resized_eskombrandedflagbloomberg1022.jpg ESKOM’S INNOVATIVE SYSTEM The company is rolling out smart prepaid meters in Sandton and Midrand 511 287 Anticipated tariffs hike makes energy efficiency wise choice https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/constitutional-ruling-may-see-increased-tariffs-makes-energy-efficiency-wise-choice-2017-09-22 Victor Moolman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464058 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676884_resized_electrificationdistributionabengoasolarkhisolaroneparabolictroughcspupingtonnortherncape70315duane1022.jpg SOLAR READY Before home owners install solar panels, they have to ensure that the buildings is suitable 511 287 Battery management systems reduce risk of unplanned interruptions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/battery-management-systems-reduce-risk-of-unplanned-interruptions-2017-09-22 Victor Moolman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463963 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676530_resized_industrialbatterybalancellfleetmanagementlogistics20171022.jpg CELL BALANCING Balancing the charge of individual cells in a battery can prolong battery life 511 287 Digital switchgear launched in China https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/digital-switchgear-launched-in-china-2017-09-22 Victor Moolman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464162 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676987_resized_electrificationdistributionabbswitchgear101009duane1022.jpg DIGITAL ALARM The switchgear can send alarm notifications to specific people via many channels 511 287 Solar-powered lantern brightens off-grid areas https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-powered-lantern-brightens-off-grid-areas-2017-09-22 Victor Moolman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464060 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676887_resized_electrificationdistributionmagnetschneidermobiyasolarlanternsprovided201709071022.jpg SHINING ROADS The lanterns can be used by rural communities that do not have access to electricity 511 287 System advantages start with modular abilities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/system-advantages-start-with-modular-abilities-2017-09-22 Victor Moolman Electrification and Distribution Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464062 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676890_resized_electrificationdistributionlegrandpowersolutionsbusbartrunkingsystemsprovided201709071022.jpg EASY INTEGRATION Using Legrand systems allows for new technology to be easily integrated into older systems 511 287 Current Electric https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/current-electric-2017-03-17 Zandile Mavuso Electrification and Distribution Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443236 1505814622 1493935200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633683_resized_0000626575currentelectricactom320217duane1022.jpg 511 287 Uncertainty surrounding resource programmes highlighted https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uncertainty-surrounding-resource-programmes-highlighted-2016-09-16 Sascha Solomons Electrification and Distribution Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426242 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000584218_resized_jayurban1022.jpg JAY URBAN The major current developments in the electricity generation space include the initiation of the GTP, which aims to use LNG for the gas-turbine power plants 511 287 Eskom delivers on services despite arising challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/state-owned-utility-works-through-arising-challenges-2016-09-16 Sascha Solomons Electrification and Distribution Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426147 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000583970_resized_eskom11110duane1022.jpg STATE-OWNED UTILITY ESKOM Electrification by Eskom in the Western Cape has been undertaken in urban areas within the metropolis, peri-urban areas , rural areas and deep rural areas towards the border of the Northern Cape 511 287 Bank’s IPP projects producing over 40% of connected renewables https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/banks-ipp-projects-producing-more-than-40-of-current-connected-renewables-2015-12-11 Dylan Stewart TOP ENERGY PROJECTS Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0200 394563 1449496201 1449784800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000496021_resized_unknown4.jpeg WIND POWER The 140 MW Cookhouse wind farm in the Eastern Cape is one of the projects to have been funded by Standard Bank 511 287 Natural gas will power South Africa’s future, says consulting firm https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/natural-gas-will-power-south-africas-future-says-consulting-firm-2015-12-11 Dylan Stewart TOP ENERGY PROJECTS Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0200 394371 1449740421 1449784800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000495837_resized_unknown.jpeg EXTENSIVE FUNDING Between R600-billion and R1-trillion worth of investment will be required by 2030 to develop gas-to-power facilities 511 287 Late project delivery part of Eskom’s monetary woes https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/late-delivery-at-medupi-kusile-part-of-eskoms-monetary-woes-consultancy-2015-12-11 Dylan Stewart TOP ENERGY PROJECTS Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0200 394498 1449740457 1449784800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000495350_resized_unknown2.jpeg LEARNING EXPERIENCE The construction of Kusile (pictured) will have the benefit of lessons learnt at Medupi 511 287 Distribution enclosures comply with international standards https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/modular-power-distribution-enclosures-comply-with-international-standards-2015-09-18 Kimberley Smuts Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 383633 1442296572 1442527200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000463655_resized_legrandxl3powerdistributionenclosuresep20151022.jpg XL3 POWER DISTRIBUTION ENCLOSURE The XL³ cabinets and enclosures are used for power distribution sites that have a capacity of between 160 A and 6 300 A 511 287 Local gas sector small but to emerge https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-gas-sector-small-but-emerging-2015-08-28 Donna Slater Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 382061 1442296573 1442527200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000459045_resized_sasolcentralprocessingfacilitymozambiquenaturlagasmozcpf121022.jpg EMERGING GAS SECTOR For South Africa to switch to a gas-based economy, infrastructure is required to bring gas onshore 511 287 Quality-control testing at PV project due for 2016 completion https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/quality-control-testing-at-pv-project-due-for-2016-completion-2015-09-11 Bruce Montiea Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 382593 1442296571 1442527200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000460539_resized_enertissolarpanelresized.jpg QUALITY PRODUCT It is beneficial for local manufacturers of PV modules to formally test their products, as this leads to improved quality 511 287 KwaZulu-Natal municipality develops energy master plan https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kwazulu-natal-municipality-develops-energy-master-plan-2015-09-18 Kimberley Smuts Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 383729 1442302664 1442527200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000463963_resized_powerlinesduanedaws1022.jpg ENERGY MASTERPLAN DEVELOPED The scope of Aurecon’s energy master plan includes the establishment of new supply points with Eskom 511 287 BE Lite Technologies https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/be-lite-technologies-2015-05-15 Samantha Herbst Electrification and Distribution Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368401 1442556260 1442527200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000423049_resized_00004190310000358579belitetechnologies60914duane1022.jpg 511 287 Funding key to increasing electricity distribution – DoE https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/funding-the-key-to-increasing-electricity-distribution-2014-02-07 Jonathan Rodin Electrification and Distribution Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200 317286 1391496165 1391724000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000280196_resized_deaarsolarpanelsjune2013.jpg SOLAR POWER In the period from 2002 to 2013/14,68 115 households in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo have been supplied with non-grid technology 511 339 Power lines pose threat to SA vultures https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/powerlines-pose-threat-to-sa-vultures-2014-02-07 Jonathan Rodin Electrification and Distribution Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200 318038 1391496165 1391724000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000282887_resized_opt65911022.jpg KERRI WOLTER Vultures form an important ecological component of our natural environment, cleaning up dead carcasses and decreasing the spread of some diseases 511 287 New range offers reduced environmental impact https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-range-offers-reduced-environmental-impact-2014-02-07 Jonathan Rodin Electrification and Distribution Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200 318175 1391496165 1391724000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Company’s focus on the environment evident https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companys-focus-on-the-environment-evident-2014-02-07 Jonathan Rodin Electrification and Distribution Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0200 318164 1391496165 1391724000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000282463_resized_actassi.jpg COMFORTABLE CONNECTIVITY it offers seamless end-to-end network connectivity, highlighting that it is a comprehensive product offer encompassing copper and fibre optic connectors, copper and fibre LAN cables and patch cords, cross-connect panels, networking and telecommunication enclosures 511 486 Various skills needed to realise clean energy projects https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/various-skills-needed-to-realise-clean-energy-projects-2013-02-08 Gia Costella Electrification and Distribution Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0200 280904 1360045517 1360274400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Transmission projects play critical role in distribution of future generation capacity https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transmission-projects-play-critical-role-in-distribution-of-future-generation-capacity-2013-02-08 Gia Costella Electrification and Distribution Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0200 280669 1360045516 1360274400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Smart metering to change electricity distribution forever, says engineer https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/smart-metering-to-change-electricty-distribution-foreversays-engineer-2013-02-08 Gia Costella Electrification and Distribution Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0200 280674 1360045516 1360274400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Department aims to provide electricity for all South Africans by 2025 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/department-aims-to-provide-electricity-for-all-south-africans-by-2025-2013-02-08 Gia Costella Electrification and Distribution Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0200 280993 1360302939 1360274400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 New power distribution units introduced to Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-poer-distribution-units-introduced-to-africa-2013-02-08 Gia Costella Electrification and Distribution Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0200 280976 1360315699 1360274400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Millions of rands allocated for electrification in Free State https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/millions-of-rands-allocated-for-electrification-in-free-state-2012-02-10 Sashnee Moodley Electrification and Distribution Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0200 246138 1328595671 1328824800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 SA to continue facing severely constrained electricity supply https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-can-expect-a-severely-constrained-electricity-supply-for-the-next-two-years-2012-02-10 Sashnee Moodley Electrification and Distribution Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0200 246314 1328595681 1328824800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0