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JOBURG – Joburgers today are dealing with the effects of a decision made many years ago. It’s no secret that the City of Johannesburg’s billing system is in bad shape, but residents often don’t know how it became so bad or what the problem actually

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In a post load-shedding world, the South African market has settled on heat pumps and solar water heaters to fight increasing electricity tariffs, according to Cala van der Westhuizen, head of marketing at Energy Partners South Africa. Speaking to Property Wheel, van der Westhuizen noted that water heating accounts for as

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All grid-tied installations, irrespective of the size, have to follow the process outlined by City Power for the Johannesburg metropolitan.   PV system installation in Johannesburg All City of Johannesburg customers planning for PV system installation should follow the permit application process prior to installation

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You know the scenario. You check into a hotel and anything goes. The air conditioner gets turned down to the coolest setting AND you open the windows because you want some fresh air. It’s not your house. Anything goes. I was at a hotel in

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Currently, a lot of homeowners are experiencing issues with City Power Billing. The suggested process which we recommend and which has worked for virtually all of our other long term clients works as follows. We require monitoring for a minimum period of 1 month (and

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By now, there should be no doubt that energy optimization efforts can have a major impact on your business. The fact that electricity prices are expected to rise 30% by 2021 makes energy monitoring even more important. But is it a mission critical activity?   While

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According to the International Energy Agency, solar installations jumped by 50% year over year in 2016. Half of the installations came in China as the country continues to grow it’s green energy portfolio. Between 70 and 75 gigawatts of solar was installed last year. Overall

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Bridging meters is illegal, but municipal workers allegedly guilty of implementing it.   Ward 85 councillor, Carl Mann, reveals what’s under supply boxes in Watson Street, Helderkruin. Photo: Mathilde Myburgh. Several residences’ electricity meters were taken out and their supply bridged, allegedly to allow City

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Resident disappointed with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for its lack of service delivery.   “I am very disappointed with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) for its lack of service delivery when it comes to customer service. I paid for a new electric meter three months

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Dutch start-up Lightyear plans to bring a commercial solar car to the market in 2019. The first vehicle, the Lightyear One, is an electric four-wheel drive car that can handle rough terrain and has a battery range of 800km, charged by the sun. Production of the

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