South Africa’s biggest solar battery now online — with more power than an old Eskom coal power station

South Africa’s biggest solar battery storage system started feeding power into Eskom’s grid in mid-December 2023. Scatec ASA announced its Kenhardt hybrid solar and battery facility in the Northern Cape officially started producing and supplying electricity to the national grid on 11 December 2023. The facility boasts a combined installed Continue Reading

Why bother with certification and regulation in the electrical industry.

Lighting product certification and regulation ensure that products meet the relevant local, national or international regulatory standards. Globally, electrical products are required to meet strict safety, environmental and performance standards for the simple reason that, without such extensive precautions, they may injure or kill users. Assets, such as buildings and Continue Reading

Virtual Wheeling

Eskom has run a successful pilot of virtual wheeling, a platform that will enable companies with multiple offtake sites to connect to generators using the Eskom or municipal grids. Let’s look at the practicalities and potential for wheeling electricity to serve widespread low voltage loads. Electricity wheeling mechanisms play a Continue Reading