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Electricity Control October 20171It’s really great when good stories find their way to us… and this month there are several. Susan Buitendag of Endress+Hauser shows how Big Data can assist the mining industry with the challenges of abundant data in mining operations. Frank Walde of Phoenix Contact introduces the flexible Adaptive Software Platform – a tool that combines the important functions of an automation solution.

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ElectricityandControl September 2017One of many descriptions of the ‘Internet’ is: ‘A worldwide system of interconnected networks and computers’ … and that it certainly is. When did it start? Well many dates are out there, from 1969 with Arpanet, which was not about people communicating over distances but rather about the sharing among researchers the processing power of other institutions’ computers). The theory goes on to suggest that the Internet network invented in the Pentagon was designed to survive a nuclear attack.

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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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