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75 international exhibitors and over 2,800 delegates converged at the Sandton Convention Centre for the fifth annual POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa in July, to explore power solutions and discuss strategies and technologies for power sector growth on the continent. With the urgent need for stable and affordable power across Africa a top of mind issue, local power companies exhibited alongside their international counterparts at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 in Sandton, to showcase solutions to meet the continent’s power needs more effectively. Host utility Eskom’s new Interim Chairman, Zethembe Khoza, said Eskom was proud of its association with POWER-GEN &

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has ordered a ‘deep dive’ independent investigation into Eskom’s affairs over for the past ten years, as well as several short-term investigations by the new Eskom interim board. Opening the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa power sector stakeholder forum in Sandton this morning, the Minister said: “While it is a fact that Eskom’s operational performance has significantly improved, Eskom has also been embroiled in a series of serious allegations of maladministration and corruption. None of the allegations have been proven in a court of law yet, but they have fundamentally eroded integrity. Certain matters

Eskom is set to showcase its advanced technologies and operating models at Africa’s premier power sector conference and expo in Sandton this week. As the host utility at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, Eskom will lead sessions for pan-African power sector stakeholders, illustrating how its new strategy delivered an operational surplus energy capacity of 3600MW, which, along with its maintenance and build programme, are expected to meet the country’s demand while also allowing increased exports to the region until 2021. Willy Majola, Acting Group Executive: Generation at Eskom, said on Eskom’s improved performance over the past year: “We are saying to

Eskom is investigating an arsenal of new technologies to deploy in its ongoing fight against electricity theft. Says Dileep John, Eskom’s Energy and Revenue Losses Manager in charge of the power company’s anti-electricity theft campaign: “For many years now, Eskom has been testing and implementing new technologies to improve service delivery and to stay a step ahead of criminals who are involved in the theft of electricity.”   At the core of Eskom’s technology-based interventions is the rollout of smart meters.   “Smart meters,” John explains, “are able to record consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or

Africa’s power utilities are grappling with issues of sustainability, risk management and the introduction of value added services as they strive to meet the economic growth demands of the continent. Speaking ahead of Africa’s premier power sector stakeholder forum, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017, Dr. Willie de Beer, veteran power industry consultant and chairman of the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa board, says Africa’s power sector faces a range of new challenges. “Our programme directors staged a roadshow through a number of African countries earlier this year, to assess the issues that were top of mind. What emerged strongly was that

Africa’s premier power sector conference will light up rural areas of Africa, when it comes out in support of SolarAid to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day. POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, staged in Johannesburg by PenWell Corporation, opens on 18 July 2017 – the day South Africans mark Nelson Mandela Day. To commemorate the occasion, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will donate R 30 000.00 to SolarAid, and will encourage event delegates to add their contributions to the cause during the opening keynote address. SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change. The organisation gives people access to low cost