Predictive maintenance unlocks lower costs

African power utilities are evolving as they are unbundled into separate generation, transmission and distribution companies and as they come under growing pressure to service unserved communities as well as to support industrial growth. By Colin Beaney, global...

GE tests desulphurisation at Kusile

GE’s Steam Power business has successfully completed tests for performance of Unit 1, of the Wet Flue Gas Desulphurisation Plant (WFGD) at Eskom’s Kusile newly built plant, the first air quality control system of its kind in Africa. The WFGD Plant will be...

ELPA aims to be SA’s lightning protection body

Last year, lightning deaths in the US reached an all-time low in that country’s recorded history. This is according to a year-end report published recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which cited a total of 16 deaths across the...

Engie, Fenix complete acquisition

Global utility company Engie and off-grid energy firm Fenix International have closed their acquisition agreement. Fenix is the first Solar Home System ompany to join a major worldwide energy company and has already delivered clean, safe and affordable energy and...

Fairbanks Morse shows PoweReliability-as-a-Service

Fairbanks Morse will be at Power & Electricity World Africa from 27 to 28 March, presenting its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform powered by the Trident OP engine featuring a fuel-efficient opposed piston architecture. The Fairbanks Morse...

Fujitsu wins environmental award

The Fujitsu Group Environmental Report 2017 has received the Grand Award of Global Warming Countermeasures Report (Japanese Environment Minister’s Award) as part of the 21st Environmental Communication Awards, sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the...