Run factories efficiently with digital power management

In the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industry, factories returning to normal (or almost normal) face new challenges characterised by changes in their workforce. Many companies have lost experienced facility management or engineering staff through retirement or...

Mines can turn energy liabilities into assets

Energy cost, constraints and supply interruptions risk mining companies' productivity, output and profits. While mines are better prepared to operate on reduced power than they were during the 2008 electricity crisis, the sweeping blackouts at the end of 2019 impacted...

How to choose a quality storage battery: think of an onion

South Africa's stretched energy grid has led to a rapid uptake of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems and a marked increase in renewable energy investments. Freedom from the grid needs reliable storage batteries - where the energy created by turbines or solar...

Repurposing electric vehicle batteries for sustainability

Instead of going to landfills, modified lithium-ion cells can back up your home or business, write Lance Dickerson and Felix von Bormann. Mass rollout of electric vehicles (EVs) may have been a pipe dream a few decades ago, but with various European cities setting...