Monthly Talk: The power outlook in South Africa and what you can do about it

Monthly Talk: The power outlook in South Africa and what you can do about it
past over 3 years ago

Fri, Feb 6. 5:30AM - 7:30AM

Thaba Eco Hotel and Spa Impala Road, Glenvista, South Africa

Event Details

The power outlook in South Africa and what you can do about it

The presentation by Chris Yelland will discuss the background to the current problems in South Africa and the power outlook in the next five years. Issues such as the cost and time overruns at Medupi and Kusile will be discussed, the resulting capacity shortages and the impact this has had on maintenance of Eskom’s current generation fleet. The issues of the distribution system maintenance backlog will also be covered. Short, medium and long term solutions will be suggested, together with mitigation strategies for industrial, commercial and domestic electricity customers.

Chris Yelland
Chris is a fellow of the SAIEE, a senior member of the IEEE (USA), and a member of the IET (UK). He is also a registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council in the UK.

Chris Yelland obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Natal in 1976, and is the founder and managing director at EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd, the publisher of Engineer IT, Energize, Vector and Position IT magazines. Chris was the winner of the 2002 South African Bureau of Standards Media Award for “exceptional contribution to increasing the awareness of standardisation and related issues through the media”. In 2003, he won a merit award in the Energy category of the 2003 Siemens Profile Awards, “recognising journalistic contribution to excellence in the field of science and technology”.
At the 2004 ABB Excellence in Technology Reporting Awards, Chris received the ABB Technology Journalist of the Year Award for 2004. In 2009, Chris won the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) Journalism Award for “special efforts within the field of journalism to promote greater understanding of energy and its role in sustaining human endeavours”.

DATE: Friday 06 February 2015
TIME: 07:30 for 08:00
VENUE: Thaba Eco Hotel, Impala Road, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Johannesburg
COST: R50 pp payable at the entrance - includes finger snacks
RSVP: SOJO Office: Tel: 011 493 7880 Fax: 011 493 1702