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Making smart grids smart, makes smart cities smarter

Today’s energy challenges are causing modern cities to curtail their dependence on traditional energy sources and adopt smart grid technology. Smart grid is the...

Evolving 4IR technologies and digital substations

The world of electrical energy provision is transforming at a rapid pace. The convention of centralised generation, transmission and distribution is fast changing with...

Energy storage on municipal grids: Why this makes sense

Any cost-conscious electricity consumer will always be on the lookout for ways to optimise their energy use and reduce the money paid for the...

Electrical master planning for the fourth industrial revolution

Smart cities, driven by the fourth industrial revolution (4th IR), seems to be the buzzword in infrastructure development and procurement today - but what...

Relevant skills required to survive and thrive in the fourth industrial revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is characterised by technologies which are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, commonly referred to as...

Low cost intelligent outage management

The City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) is the industrial hub of Gauteng, contributing 8,8% of the national economy. Strengthening its industrial competitiveness is a priority...

IoT-based smart grid communication for metropolitan electricity distribution networks

Smart grid technology has emerged due to a need for electricity grids that can accommodate changes in the ways humans generate, transfer, distribute and...

Challenges of planning future high voltage power system networks

Steady growth and development in South Africa have led to increased demand for electricity and hence the expansion of electric power networks and an...

Early detection of impending failure in HV cable terminations

In a case study municipal substation, there has been prevalent failures of 88 kV cable terminations after 29 years in operation. All failed terminations...

Power electronics for MV distribution networks improve performance

The move to larger distributed renewable energy-based systems has led to the connection of medium scale renewable energy (RE) generating systems in the MV...
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