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Energy Efficiency

Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 


Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
5th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to separate the energy portfolio from that of mineral and petroleum resources; what the priorities are for the... 


Smart electricity meter
Cape Town nears completion of prepaid meter upgrade ahead of deadline
25th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The City of Cape Town is nearing the successful completion of an electricity meter upgrade programme across the city ahead of the December deadline, when the current prepaid electricity metering... 


Despite ‘visible progress’ on loadshedding front, Eskom boss says SA not out of the woods yet
7th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

On day 55 of no loadshedding in South Africa, on May 21, newly appointed Eskom boss Dan Marokane warned that the country was “not of out the woods yet” in terms of more reliable energy supply.... 


Eskom CFO calls for mechanism to ensure utility gets paid as municipal debt relief programme falters
7th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Municipal debt remains one of Eskom’s biggest challenges, says Eskom CFO Calib Cassim. “At the end of March, we were sitting at around R75-billion of municipal arrears owing to us. That has grown... 


Red SEW-EURODRIVE motors
Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 


A Samsung Fridge, air-conditioner and washing machine which all are greener from manufacture to operation
Household appliances receive carbon footprint certification
31st May 2024

Ten models among three products of multinational major appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics’ Digital Appliance Business division have obtained Product Carbon... 


Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) chief commercial officer Frikkie Malan
Smart metering to drive energy efficiency
24th May 2024

The age-old practice of monthly meter readings is drawing to a close in the face of the modern world’s dynamic and fluctuating energy demands says utility metering management solutions provider... 


Daimler Truck Southern Africa's Mercedes-Benz eActros electric heavy commercial truck
Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty truck range
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, called eActros, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering.... 


Eskom CFO Calib Cassim and CEO Dan Marokane
Not out of the woods yet, but there is visible progress – Eskom CEO
21st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

On day 55 of no loadshedding in South Africa, newly appointed Eskom boss Dan Marokane warns that the country is “not of out the woods yet, but we have visible progress towards where we want to be,... 


The Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK
Boiler rebuild to be delivered to biomass power station
17th May 2024

Flow control solutions developer Valmet announced in April that it would deliver a major boiler rebuild to the Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK, which is... 


trucks
Michelin research shows how transporters can reduce total cost of ownership
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its latest research focused on total cost of ownership, which is aimed at shifting the mindsets of South African transporters to run more efficient and... 


A man standing on a podium at last years Enlit Africa Event
Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


An air-cooled condensers designed and manufactured by IWC
Cooling company to highlight new concepts
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


Image of Kabelo Gwamanda
City of Joburg working on 'innovative measures’ to reduce power outages, promises Mayor Gwamanda
2nd May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda announced on Thursday that the City intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next... 


Eskom chairperson Dr Mteto Nyati
Eskom says generation recovery plan gathering momentum
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

During a State of the System address hosted on Friday, Eskom confirmed its generation recovery plan (GRP) is making tangible progress, with various coal-fired power station units having been... 


Eskom group CEO Dan Marokane
Eskom anticipates limited winter loadshedding amid generation improvements
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Newly appointed Eskom group CEO Dan Marokane has provided assurances that loadshedding during the upcoming winter months will likely be contained at Stage 2, thanks to improvements in generation... 


Electrical specialist says load curtailment in Ekurhuleni should be respected, or more outages may ensue
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the City of Ekurhuleni having entered into a load curtailment agreement with national power utility Eskom, this mandatory energy reduction has been met with some protest by businesses, but... 


Defy launches solar-powered off-grid range
Defy launches solar-powered off-grid range
24th April 2024

Amid the compounding effects of loadshedding in South Africa and increasing concerns about climate change, appliance manufacturer Defy has launched its Solar Off-Grid fridge and freezer range to... 


The above image depicts the Legrand track busways which provide localised power to machines, removing the need to run power cables and extension cords across the floor, preventing potential fire and tripping hazards
Track busways more efficient than traditional systems
19th April 2024

Electrical and digital specialist Legrand avers that its track busway system is an efficient and flexible alternative to traditional power distribution systems that lack flexibility in adapting to... 


ABB engineer working on ABB drives and motors
ABB becomes minority investor in GridBeyond
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology company ABB has joined investors EDP, ESB, TotalEnergies, Act and DublinBIC in becoming an investor in energy management solutions company GridBeyond, which uses artificial intelligence... 


Electricity outlook for winter
Electricity outlook for winter
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the halt in loadshedding over recent weeks; what South Africans should expect for the higher-demand winter period; and the longer-term outlook for... 


Schneider Electric's new GoPact Moulded Case Circuit Breaker
Schneider launches entry-level circuit breakers for basic applications
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy management and automation group Schneider Electric has launched two new entry-level market products – the GoPact Moulded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCB) and the Manual Transfer Switch (MTS).... 


IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the fast-approaching deadline for public comment on the draft Integrated Resource Plan of 2023 and stakeholders' likely reaction. 


An image depicting the Solar Off-Grid range
Defy launches solar-powered off-grid fridge, freezer range
19th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the compounding effects of loadshedding in South Africa and increasing concerns about climate change, appliance manufacturer Defy Appliances has launched its Solar Off-Grid fridge and freezer... 


Fish on production line
Greater energy efficiency demand in growing food, bev industry
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for drive solutions specialist SEW-EURODRIVE’s energy efficient product offering is currently strong and increasing steadily with end-users in the growing food and beverage industry and the... 


Redox One CEO THOMAS GEBAUER
Tharisa launches its Redox One energy storage business
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Integrated resource group Tharisa has launched its Redox One business, which develops long-term energy storage solutions that incorporate the raw materials produced by Tharisa. The company says its... 


An image depicting the BluVeinXL – Surface Mining Electrification Technology
Hitachi Energy, BluVein accelerate the electrification of heavy haul mining fleets through MoU
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global technology group Hitachi Energy and BluVein – an innovator in dynamic charging technology – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of heavy haul... 


Air Liquide subsidiary chooses local BBBEE partner
1st March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa (ALLISA) has appointed investment holding company Community Investment Holdings (CIH) as its local broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) partner,... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


The above image depicts a facility, which comprises a lighting solution that enables managers to dim the luminaires as needed
Lighting system advances energy efficiency
23rd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s wireless control system Schréder ITERRA offers a wireless control solution for lighting applications, providing a “robust, cost-effective and futureproof... 


Plentify HotBot geyser management device
HotBot geyser devices deliver energy savings, lower power surges to grid
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since launching its HotBot devices for smart geyser management in 2020, energy solutions developer Plentify has recorded considerable energy savings across its user base, as well as lower demand... 


Energy Council of South Africa joins World Energy Council
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Energy Council of South Africa has become a member of the United Nations-affiliated global body the World Energy Council (WEC), which will serve to strengthen the standing of the Energy Council... 


Red Energy launches SigenStor in South Africa
16th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Commercial solar energy specialist Red Energy has launched SigenStor – an artificial intelligence (AI) optimised five-in-one energy storage system – in South Africa. Red Energy has been chosen as... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Komati Power Station
South Africa’s inaugural Grid Emission Measure highlights coal dependence
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa produced its inaugural official gauge of the carbon intensity of its electricity production, confirming its status as one of the world’s top producers per capita of greenhouse gases.... 


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