Eskom BIC win fast-tracks small business growth

A 2016 win in the Eskom Business Investment Competition (BIC) has fast-tracked a solar company’s growth and created jobs for over 40 people in less than two years. Early stage investment and support is crucial for the success of new businesses; and a...

What electricity users and providers should know

Approximately 7-million prepaid electricity meters in South Africa need to be reset before November 2024 as the system that runs the credit tokens will run out of numbers at this time and all existing meters will stop accepting credit tokens. The South African...

Does your data centre need more cooling?

Data centres are out of date, writes Neil Cameron, Johnson Controls area GM: building efficiency – Africa. They are built to last but, let’s face it, technology changes fast. What’s under the hood in a data centre today often far outpaces the...

Li-ion UPS batteries offer lower TCO

Schneider Electric aims to capitalise on its first-to-market advantage in lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries, as Bloomberg predicts big gains in data centre UPS systems. “Key to this growth is the lower total cost of ownership,” explains Riaan de Leeuw,...

Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an uninterruptible power...

Generating energy value and creating agility is key

Energy security remains elusive on the African continent and is one of the biggest challenges engulfing the Utility sector, according to KPMG experts. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access...