The independant power and energy journal of Southern Africa

CTL technology: A means to attaining Botswana’s fuel self-sufficiency goal

Despite the drive for a reduction in the carbon emissions footprint globally, petroleum products remain an essential energy cornerstone in the global economy, but...

Digitalisation and the operation and maintenance of generation plant

Growing demands are placed on utilities to meet performance and other requirements. Plant operations must be able to quickly and efficiently respond to constantly...

Medupi magic fails Eskom and South Africa – the stuff of nightmares

Following major problems that brought Eskom’s Medupi power station to its knees during the height of the load shedding last week, Medupi’s power station...

Machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters create a complex problem. Such...

Deadly air: How Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are killing people

Eskom’s reliance on coal for electricity generation is proving to be deadly. According to new NASA satellite data analysis, Mpumalanga is the second worst...

Cryogenic carbon capture for clean coal power generation

Several methods have been developed to capture carbon dioxide but all are complex and have high parasitic energy loads. Cryogenic carbon capture offers a...

Application of machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine the cause of upset or detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters...

Machine learning algorithms in boiler plant root cause analysis 

It is often difficult to determine detrimental boiler conditions because the large number of boiler input and output parameters create a complex problem. Such...

The gas turbines/battery hybrid: Ideal partner for wind and solar

The increasing amount of renewable energy in networks has led to challenging situations which require flexible balancing generation plant that can respond rapidly to...

Swedish submarine technology turns industrial waste gas to electricity

Cleantech company Swedish Stirling has developed a unique solution to harness energy from flare and industrial residual gas combustion. The solution is based on...
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