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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Systems approach to electrification and energy in South Africa.

26th March 2015, 13:00 to 14:00, E245, Engineering and Computing Sciences, Trevor Gaunt and Johanette van der Merwe

Electrification in South Africa: A brief account from a systems perspective of the National Electrification Programme and some of the implications and consequences of electricity development in South Africa.

Transport Energy Modelling: A model is described which is capable of forecasting the energy requirements associated with all freight rail in South Africa for the next 30 years, using a bottom-up approach.

Johanette van der Merwe graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004. She started her career with Eskom, the national electricity utility in South Africa, in 2005. In 2008 she joined Eon Consulting, were she did consulting for the major Distribution utilities in South Africa. In 2014 she joined ETP, were she is currently consulting in the liquid fuels space.

Trevor Gaunt has over 40 years of experience with an equipment manufacturer, electricity utility, consulting engineer, and in teaching and research. He has worked in many African countries and undertaken projects as varied as electrification, transmission planning and tariffs studies. He is presently an Emer. Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town

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