‘Get connected’ with genuine parts from Anderson Power Products – putting the power back in the end-user’s hands

Alexander & Poole (A&P) was founded over 4 decades ago in 1980 and today is the sole distributor for the Southern African region of Anderson Power Products (APP) electrical connectors, renowned to achieve the highest levels of durability, reliability and performance. While Anderson Power Products has a sound reputation for the manufacture and distribution of highest quality electrical products, locally, there has also been an alarming influx of counterfeit and inferior products supplied by unscrupulous companies, which are replicating APP connectors under the guise of authenticity. This is posing a…

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A new smart and safe way to monitor powertrain equipment in hazardous areas

Operators can carry out remote real-time health checks on powertrain equipment in hazardous areas with  ABB Ability™ Smart Sensors that offer improved analytics, functionality and communications.  ABB will launch its Smart Sensor for rotating machines operating in hazardous areas at Hannover Messe 2020, the leading international technology fair.   It further extends the existing scope of applications for ABB Smart Sensors with a new generation design for powertrains in hazardous areas. Chemical and oil and gas customers can now benefit from cost-efficient condition monitoring in a wide variety of applications. …

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ABB’s protection and control relay solves Sappi power challenges

ABB solution fulfills all customer requirements such as high-level reliability of protection in pulp and paper plant and compliance with grid code   Power Plant Electrical Technologies (PPE), an ABB channel partner in South Africa, decided to use ABB’s new REX640 protection and control relay to develop a custom solution for Sappi’s Ngodwana pulp and paper mill. This solution will replace ageing relay panels with modern equipment, which offers additional functionality. Sappi also wanted to upgrade the grid-tie protection system in accordance with South Africa’s public electricity utility Eskom’s grid…

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Edison Power Group has been named the Best Electrical Company in SA

DURBAN – Edison Power Group (EPG) owned by entrepreneur Vivian Reddy has been named the Best Electrical Company in South Africa for the 10th consecutive year. PMR. Africa Chief Executive, Johan Hattingh said that this was an unprecedented achievement for any business in South Africa. The company received its tenth Diamond Arrow Award at a Business Leaders event hosted by PMR Africa at the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Club on 3rd June 2019. Hattingh said, “This award is based on an annual research process where the respondents representing the Construction…

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Technology plays increasingly important role in energy industry: IEA

HOUSTON – Technology plays an increasingly important role in both supply and demand sides of the energy industry, according to an energy outlook released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday. IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol made the remarks to reporters at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit that kicked off on Monday in Houston in the USstate of Texas. The outlook focused on the organization’s expectations of energy markets for the next five years and include implications for the global economy and geopolitics. According to Birol, the industry has established…

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R33m to train 200 plumbers and electricians in eThekwini

Durban – Two hundred unemployed young people will receive training through an artisan development programme over three years, the eThekwini executive committee (Exco) agreed on Tuesday. They will attend plumbing and electrical courses during the programme, set to start on Friday. This will be made possible through grant funding of R33 million from the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority. A report tabled at Exco granted authority for the city to enter into a service level agreement with a training provider to deliver the courses, and monitor and…

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Schneider Electric participates in French-South African Business Forum

Albert Fuchet, Cluster President for Schneider Electric Anglophone Africa will participate at the French-South African Business Forum on Thursday 4 October 2018, where he will take part in the panel discussion ‘A New Approach: Building skills for the Future’, with the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela.   “Schneider Electric South Africa (SESA), has a dedicated sustainable development programme that focusses on creating Access to Energy and Access to Education.” explains Fuchet. “The panel’s themes of Education, Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship, mirror the dedicated efforts of our…

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Addressing the energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over 600 million people with no access to electricity today.   The lack of access to electricity is a particular problem in rural areas. Around 63% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa is rural, of which only 19% has access to energy, compared to 63% of the urban population.   Access to…

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