Can Eskom keep the lights on? – An interview with Chris Yelland

Chris-YellandMy guest today is Chris Yelland.

This week we discuss the woes at Eskom, whether we will experience a national blackout, the future of renewable energy and why Eskom might be unmanageable in it’s current form; plus POWER SHIPS!

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Natal and he is currently the managing director of EE Publishers , the publisher of EngineerIT, Energize, Vector and PositionIT magazines.

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Chris has won various industry awards and 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”.

Chris has more than 20 years’ experience as a practicing engineer in the energy sector and is a senior member of the IEEE (USA), a member of the IET (UK) and a fellow of the SAIEE. He is also a registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council in the UK and is widely regarded as an expert on the South African Energy Sector.

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