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Jamie McKane 18 August 2020 South Africa could be stuck with load-shedding until at least 2025 due to Eskom’s continued problems with generation capacity and inability to properly maintain its infrastructure. This is according to energy expert Ted Blom, who told MyBroadband that he concurs with the recent findings published by the CSIR regarding the...
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Bradley Prior 12 August 2020 South Africa should brace itself for exponential increases to load-shedding until 2022. This is according to research conducted by Dr Jarrad Wright and Joanne Calitz of the CSIR, who were presenting their findings in a presentation entitled “Setting up for the 2020s: Addressing South Africa’s electricity crisis and getting ready...
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Photo: iStockphotoEskom’s six-unit coal-fired Medupi power plant, which has taken more than a decade to build and is undergoing boiler modifications to fix engineering errors. A legacy of deferred maintenance, mismanagement, and massive debt for underperforming power plants built by South African utility Eskom may be tough to overcome 04 Aug 2020 By David Wagman Optimists...
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04 Aug 2020 Researchers say bigger issues — poverty, corruption, inequality — can undermine rural energy programs if unaddressed. By Maria Gallucci In Zimbabwe, where access to the electrical grid is sparse and unreliable, millions of people still burn wood to cook food and heat their homes. The practice is partly to blame for worsening deforestation...
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Smart homes are in our future, thanks to 5G – as long as the power stays on. Photo: iStock NOVEMBER 19, 2019 Weak power grids may put 5G networks in peril As this new technology becomes an essential element of daily life, a power blackout shutting it down could have dire consequences. By LUKAS TRAKIMAVIČIUS Over...
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PUBLISHED SAT, NOV 16 2019 Kate Fazzini More than 6,500 government officials and big players in the energy sector came together this week to conduct a simulated cyberattack on the electrical grid. The event is called GridEx, and takes place every two years. It imagines the U.S. under attack from a foreign country, through the...
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Eskom, Connectivity and the Rollout of 5G in South Africa Photo by Matthew Brodeur on Unsplash The much hyped industry 5G, IOT, Fourth Industrial Revolution Utopia depends entirely on connectivity. Almost all 4IR technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robots, self-driving cars, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT), require high-speed, always-on Internet connections. 5G will only work in places...
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