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Electricity and Control August 2017Such important messages were relayed at the recent PowerGen & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. With 75 international exhibitors and over 2 800 delegates in attendance, only good – surely – will come out of it.

Host utility Eskom's new Interim Chairman, Zethembe Khoza, said that the spirit of progress, innovation, partnership and integrated advancement of our industry will help us unite as a single African super grid.

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Electricity and Control July 2017Our lead story in the July 2017 issue, Temporary Power as a Free Agent in Complex Adaptive Systems, by Nalen Alwar of Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, shows how important it is for parastatals to recognise the potential contribution of free-agents represented by fast track technology and solutions for provision of power to aid system performance. Altaaqa Global recently set up office in Southern Africa with its head office in Johannesburg.

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ElectricityandControl June 2017Did we ever think that Eskom Board would be described as: ‘Living in its own oblivion and treating Eskom like a personal toy’? If it weren’t so serious, it would be laughable. The fact that the lid is at last being prised open, is good news. For now, however, we need to focus on South Africa’s many engineering achievements (often with Eskom at the core) and those individuals in the Utility who will work hard to win back the confidence of the people of this country.

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ElectricityandControlWe have an enormous wealth of technical knowledge and know-how in South Africa. In just one of many magazines, and in one issue of that magazine … being Electricity+Control, of course … there are solutions that would put this country back on track in the blink of an eye.

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ElectricityandControl April 2017The Electricity+Control side of life rocks, as they say! The world of engineering is exciting ... with continuous interventions, innovations, and solutions that are found to seemingly unresolvable issues. Every article that we publish represents this excitement and the solution. The articles in the April 2017 issue are no exception.

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ElectricityandControl March 2017A fascinating story about an upgrade of the water treatment and water supply system in Samara, Russia, is worth the read in Electricity+Control’s March 2017 issue. Similar upgrades are necessary in South Africa’s cities where ageing equipment could do with replacing. The software solution described could prevent the looming water disaster in our country! Do you know that the Department of Water and Sanitation estimates that R7-billion in potable water is lost annually (36% of the clean drinking water supply)? So, let’s take a lesson from Samara before it is simply too late.

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