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Wattnow, The official mouthpiece of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers Published by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), this monthly magazine highlights the exciting worlds of technology and electrical engineering. Topics include robotics, rockets, automotive developments, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, astronomy, telecommunications and other 'technologies of tomorrow'. Articles are written for all levels of reader and presented in a 56-page glossy, format

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LOADSHEDDING
This paper will provide a brief history of City Power, the electricity utility which distributes power to consumers within the City of Johannesburg’s licensed area of supply, and will describe the various options available to mitigate the impact of futu
Nuclear Power in South Africa
Electricity consumption in South Africa has been growing rapidly since 1980 and the country is part of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), with extensive interconnections. Total installed generating capacity in the SAPP countries is 54.7 GWe, of which
POWER GENERATION FROM COAL
Coal is the world’s most abundant and widely distributed fossil fuel with reserves for all types of coal estimated to be about 990 billion tonnes, enough for 150 years at current consumption (BGR, 2009).1 Coal fuels 42% of global electricity productio