he World Energy Council has released its Energy Trilemma Index. The tool ,produced in partnership with Oliver Wyman, ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions:[...]
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Telkom and The Walt Disney Company Africa have partnered to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“This partnership is part of our overall strategy to position Telkom as a leading provider of cutting edge …read more
Top tech news 2015.
2015 has been a great year for the technology sector within Africa, as well as across the globe. This year alone we IT News Africa had listed the Top 10 Richest countries in Africa as well as revealed some of the top most innovative companies in Africa.
IT News Africa also revealed Africa’s leading women in tech for 2015. The list included included the likes of Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei who are the co-founders of She Leads Africa. Additionally, the list paid tribute to Annette Muller who is the founder of DotNxt and Stella Rotich …read more
Access to offshore wind turbines can be problematic for technicians
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Information technology and operating technology have traditionally run disparate systems, but increasingly they are converging, providing the opportunity for power plants to collect information from within, writes Penny Hitchin
Technological advances, political imperatives and economic drivers all play their role in the evolution of energy generation portfolios.
Continuous developments in technology and communications make a significant contribution to this. Rapid advances in connectivity are enabling self-powered, intelligent wireless sensors to provide valuable information about the condition of components operating remotely.
Condition monitoring (CM) is an important addition to …read more
This is the first commercial launch of a BES component in South Africa.
Huawei recently announced that its latest charging system, part of BES (Business Enablement System) has been launched in South Africa. On the 22nd Nov 2015, Huawei successfully upgraded Vodacom, South Africa’s CCS phase2 data service from OCS3.3 to OCS5.5, which is a basic component of Huawei’s BES solution.
This is the first commercial launch of a BES component, according to Huawei, in South Africa or even within the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The project has successfully migrated 4 million subscribers with no negative impact to subscriber experience, which the Network …read more
Wind industry chiefs at the EWEA conference in Paris this week spoke of the importance of a legally binding EU target for renewable energy during a discussion on the prospects for wind power in winning business from the corporate world.
The panel debate saw E.ON Climate and Renewables chief operating officer Michael Lewis (right) tell wind power professionals that Europe has to set a strict set of targets for post 2020.
“Look at America. Obama’s Clean Energy plan will not be voluntary. If you want to set and achieve targets, you have to make them mandatory,” he said
In October …read more
The Secretary-General of the European Coal Combustion Products Association (ECOBA) has been outlining the knock-on effects pressures on EU coal power are having on the industries dependent on coal’s by-product materials.
Dr Hans-Joachim (Jochen) Feuerborn has delivered a paper on how a decline in coal-fired power generation might impact on the supply of by-products such as coal ash and gypsum and the outlook for combustion products as legislation continues to have effect.
Telecommunications group MTN will review its senior management team in Nigeria after a regulator there imposed a record-setting US$5,2bn (R71bn) fine on the subsidiary company for allegedly failing to deactivate as many as 5,1m Sim cards before a deadline to do so