The emergence of grid-interactive buildings

Energy demand is growing at 5% per annum, and once buildings become the home for charging stations for electric vehicles, demand may increase by a further 15 to 20% per annum.

The virtual power plant market in real terms

The virtual power plant market formd part of the solutions that ensure the power utilities to remain on par with the unfolding fourth industrial revolution.

Transporting customers through data analysis

ESI Africa asked Ald. Felicity Purchase, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, about the impact of 4IR on the transport sphere.

How to appreciate the impact of the 4IR on customer service

4IR - driven by digital technology, has the ability to integrate biological, physical and digital elements to enable faster decision-making.
Wind energy

Tracking wind energy in South Africa

The journey of wind energy in South Africa is an interesting one, from contributing a mere 796,4MW to the currently installed capacity of 2,078MW.
power utility

Building the power utility of the future, today

Smart City infrastructure, Internet of Things, and low orbit satellite systems, are the factors to buildign the power utility of the future, today.
Safeguarding solar modules

Safeguarding your solar PV modules: part one

Get a clear picture on how solar PV module damage occurs and the prevention techniques to safeguard your solar array and secure optimal performance.

Highlights from the 2019 Africa Energy Forum

Here are some of the most memorable moments from the 21st edition of the Africa Energy Forum, which took place in Lisobon.
Distributed energy

Factors that impact the delivery of distributed energy

Here are a few influences that will need attention to enable smoother delivery of distributed energy projects for rural communities.

Did somebody say distributed / decentralised?

How can Nigeria increase access to electricity? The answer may lie in decentralised energy policy – a keynote topic at Future Energy Nigeria.

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