Emeritus Professor CT Gaunt

An electrical engineer with over 40 years of experience with an equipment manufacturer, electricity utility, consulting engineer, and in teaching and research, Trevor Gaunt specialises in power delivery system planning and design, including technology, financial analysis, and development and organisation planning.  He is an NRF-rated researcher.

Research Interests

  • Electricity distribution technology and electrification
  • Load models and voltage calculation
  • Geomagnetically induced currents
  • Reliability and costs of interruptions
  • Power theory, apparent power and power factor
  • Electricity industry restructuring and policy


My Google Scholar Profile

Postgraduate Supervision


  • Johan Johannes Buys, Load Models for technical and tariff analysis
  • Preshaan Jaglal, Data extraction for MV load modelling
  • Abel Muchinapaya, Development of low cost neutral and differential magnetometer instruments to measure GICs in transformers & transmission lines
  • Michael Ngubane, Condition Assessment using dissolved gas analyser
  • Tatolo Ramoolla, Extraction of a coherent set of probabilistic load parameter models from the customer profiles identified by the clustering
  • Khotso Ramoreboli, Transformer Degradation  K failure prediction
  • Raphael Swinny, Validity of IEC60587 when applied for DC voltages
  • Monde Soni, Assessment of Geographical Based Load Forecast approach in Distribution – Graduated April 2019


  • Kehinde Awodele, Customer Interruption Cost Modelling for Regulatory Decision making
  • Mark Bruintjies, Investigation of Aging Characteristics of Hydro Generator Stator Bars
  • Hilary Chisepo,  Testing & Modelling the response of Power Transformers to GIC & Quasi-DC currents
  • Justice Chihota, Extended Herman-Beta Algorithm for probabilistic load flow of MV Feeders with DG
  • Brent Hampton, Determinants of success of private sector participation in electricity distribution & transmission in sub Saharan Africa
  • Michael Heynes, Local Models for Geomagnetic disturbances and induced currents
  • Sanjian Malapermal, Reactive power tariff with distributed generation
  • Johanette Van Der Merwe, A simplified approach to determine the set of substation configurations that minimize total economic lifecycle cost
  • Victor Adebayo, Allocation of Transmissions loss to determine tariff – Graduated Dec 2018
  • Leslie Borril, Modelling GICs in large transformers – Graduated Dec 2017