• June 13, 2024

    Keeping the Power on:
    How to Spot and Fix Weaknesses in the Electrical Grid

    Engineers inspecting a transmission tower at sunset, ensuring the reliability and stability of the electrical grid

    The electrical grid, a critical infrastructure in our modern society, faces numerous vulnerabilities that can disrupt its reliable operation. From cyber threats to natural disasters and equipment failures, it is imperative to identify and mitigate these vulnerabilities to ensure grid resilience and safeguard the reliable supply of electricity.

  • June 11, 2024

    Measurement Uncertainty:
    What Utility Engineers Need to Know

    Ensuring Accuracy An engineer checks parameters with an oscilloscope, illustrating the importance of understanding and applying measurement uncertainty principles

    This article aims to clarify the concept for utility engineers, emphasizing its implications. In the realm of measurements, accuracy is key.

  • June 6, 2024

    Advancements in Power Conversion Technologies for Contemporary Grids

    advancements in power conversion technologies within contemporary grids

    Power conversion systems play a crucial role in electricity transmission and distribution by enabling the effective integration of diverse energy sources onto the grid. Advances in power electronics and control strategies are allowing power conversion to become more flexible, efficient, and capable of supporting wider adoption of renewables.

  • June 5, 2024

    Smart Meters and Concerns about Overcharging

    Ferraris Meters Have Been The Standard For Residential And Commercial Energy Measurement For Over A Century (symbol Image, Credit Pixabay)

    Electromechanical (Ferraris) meters which have been in service for years often experience wear and tear over time.

  • June 3, 2024

    Sparking Young Minds:
    Celebrating Children's Day Through Engineering

    Childrens Day

    As Children's Day approaches, it presents an opportunity to celebrate our aspiring engineers and their endless creativity. This special occasion, on June 1st is a celebration of children and advocates for their well-being.

  • May 29, 2024

    Enlit Africa 2024 Recap:
    What Everyone's Talking About

    Capetown 2024

    The recent Enlit Africa Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town was buzzing with energy experts and industry leaders chatting about the big issues in the sector.

  • May 29, 2024

    CLOU Showcases Innovative Energy Solutions at Enlit Africa 2024

    CLOU Ceiling Logo

    CLOU has once again demonstrated its leadership in the energy sector with a successful exhibition at Enlit Africa 2024.

  • May 14, 2024

    The New Gold Rush:
    Solar Energy's Claim on European Agricultural Lands

    In a world where resources are the ultimate prize, every decision is a battle for the future

    The budding shift towards renewable energy is reshaping landscapes far and wide, particularly in the verdant expanses of Europe's agricultural heartlands.

  • May 13, 2024

    Powering Down:
    The Uncertain Future of Wind Energy Without Subsidies

    Under the Pale Moonlight The Silent Witnesses of Renewable Energy's Complex Legacy

    The wind energy industry has experienced explosive growth over the past decades, firmly establishing itself as a mainstream source of renewable energy across the globe.

  • May 9, 2024

    Can Traditional Maximum Demand Keep Up in a Smart Meter World?

    Is Maximum Demand Measurement Still Up to Date?

    Many power companies still use old-fashioned maximum demand rate plans based only on your monthly peak usage.

  • May 8, 2024

    Economic Impact or Environmental Imperative?
    The 'Fit for 55' Dilemma

    Balancing Economic Growth with Environmental Stewardship in the 'Fit for 55' Debate

    The European Union's 'Fit for 55' plan has a tough challenge ahead. By 2030, it aims to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 55%.

  • May 7, 2024

    Improving Power Efficiency:
    It's All About the Power Factor

    Meet the RS350 Your go to tool for precise onsite installation tests. Engineered for accuracy and reliability, it's the professional's choice for ensuring optimal performance in the field

    Optimizing power factor is not just a technical necessity; it's a strategic advantage that saves energy and reduces costs. By addressing this key aspect of electrical efficiency, we contribute to building a smarter, more resilient grid.