What SMEs can do when the lights go out

Eskom announced on Monday the implementation of stage six load shedding for the first time in South Africa’s history. As rolling power cuts are predicted for the coming weeks, the commercial sector, including many small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will...

Self-healing smart grids minimise blackouts

Utilities must adapt smart grids to thrive in a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised electric world. Schneider Electric encourages utilities to change the way they think about energy and how innovations, such as EcoStruxure Grid (our ecosystem of smart grids and...

How is waste impacting our air?

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that seven million people die each year from air pollution, and nine out of 10 people breathe in polluted air each day. “This is a staggering number and, this World Environment Day, we encourage all...

Crisisproofing water preservation a SA priority

World Water Day taking place on 22 March will once again place issues linked to global water security and promoting sustainable practice for fresh water resources’ management firmly in the spotlight. According to research, 2,1-billion people live without safe...

Diversifying and fast-tracking SA’s energy revolution

When you picture South Africa five or 10 years from now, what do you see? Is it a future with a reliable energy system and if it is, how do we go about getting there? By Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO for Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa South Africa has a rapidly...