Beware the power consumption of the edge

The datacentre industry has certainly come a long way in driving sustainability in centralised and regional datacentre environments. By George Senzere, solution architect: secure power solutions at Schneider Electric Traditionally, datacentres have been synonymous...

Decarbonisation of the mining sector underway

There is a common misconception that the mining sector cannot conduct environmental stewardship, but Exxaro has proven otherwise, argues Abel Sakhau, environment and climate change manager. Climate change is undoubtedly one of the defining global challenges of our...

How to keep the lights on if load shedding returns

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 2 of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station was taken offline on 17 January for a five-month refuelling and maintenance outage, putting additional strain on the electricity supply and increasing the risk of power cuts. By Matthew Hall, chief...

Energy trends for guiding miners to net zero

With decarbonisation at the forefront of miners’ agendas, Aggreko has released its top tips to help miners decarbonise now and into the future. Aggreko’s global head of mining, Rod Saffy, says while miners were embracing the global energy transition, some...

Renewables sector must educate users or risk their wrath

South Africans have had enough of the electricity crisis. By Lance Dickerson, MD at Revov The anger directed towards Eskom, municipalities and the government is almost palpable. The timing is right for renewable energy  Рnot just at a national and corporate...

Don’t use a commercial UPS in an industrial application

Many process industries often create harsh environments due to various factors. By Ivor Becks, sales specialist: UPS systems southern Africa at ABB South Africa These include mechanical vibration and chemical vapour contamination. The latter results in corrosion, high...