Eskom’s new boss acknowledges the need for renewables but…..

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Eskom’s new boss acknowledges the need for renewables but…..

2 years ago

Andre de Ruyter seems to be a bit more forthcoming about where Eskom is going. That is a good thing. Turning a ship around going this fast in the wrong direction is no easy task, ask the captain of Titanic. One of the first things Eskom did going into lockdown was stop purchasing power from…

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Supply chains and COVID-19

2 years ago

The onset of this virus across the globe has created havoc in the economies everywhere. The possible exceptions being Zimbabwe and the newly socialist Venezuela. The virus had not yet hit South Africa and we were already feeling the effects as our heavy reliance on Chinese industry began to take effect. The majority of manufactured…

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Western Cape on the verge of become load shedding free

2 years ago

The DA led Western Cape is set to become the leader in how things can be done when there is political will. They have been at the forefront of solar development for the past few years already and this comes as no surprise. They are known to have stringent SSEG processes, but you know that…

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Graham Berman Refrigeration Services (Pty) Ltd – the preparation begins

2 years ago

The shut down in China is causing havoc in the local solar industry as panels, battery cells, batteries and many other bits and pieces are delayed. The two virus strains one being Eskom and the other Corona, conspire against us, but we love our work! Contact us for a consultation: Ralph 083 307 8298/ greengridprojectsrsa@gmail.com

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long awaited action at Eskom still is not enough

2 years ago

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/de-ruyter-cracks-whip-at-eskom-lifestyle-audits-extended-to-lower-level-staff-20200216 Nice to see a man of action at the helm. It still will not be enough to maintain the current grid, we still need to generate more capacity. This is very achievable and even in the short term. There are already, conservatively, over 50 000 pv panels in Johannesburg. Most of these panels do…

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Eskom’s new Ceo says it will take longer than originally communicated to fix load shedding, here is why.

2 years ago

There have been a number of proposals and plans to resolve the elephant in the room. To date, there has been a lot of talk and very little action. Talk is what politicians do best, action, not so much, especially when they do not have the necessary skills other than to pontificate to the masses….

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say ‘NO’ to registering and licencing your generator/solar system

2 years ago

https://eeco.co.za/projects/generator/ Take the time to add your voice, no action is still action, just the wrong kind. As government and their affiliates realise that they are incapable of administering Eskom and related organisations, they also realise that the only way they can make themselves relevant is to legislate taxes for infrastructure that they are inept…

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Understanding alternatives to Eskom

2 years ago

It is important to know what the various solutions offer in terms of solar, the type of system vs generators and battery back-up options that are available. The most common of the solar options is the grid-tie system. It is more important to know that this particular solution, is a cost saving one and NOT…

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5th Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar:ICT infrastructure to support effective ICT ecosystems for electricity utilities of the future

2 years ago

Some really interesting views on Eskom from those in the know. A few perspectives on how renewables will change the power landscape, the billing and the costs as the unbundling of Eskom unfolds. The common theme is that the real hurdle to cheaper electricity and much less load shedding is a combination of a few…

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