smart meter hackathon

Tech applications open for Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020

Nigeria's tech community is invited to take part in a smart meter hackathon aimed at developing and delivering metering hardware and software systems. Deadline for submissions is 28 August 2020.

AUW & POWERGEN Africa: The (digital) show will go on!

The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.
Smart energy

Ed’s letter: Preparing for a decade of smart energy action

Let’s debate whether Africa is ready for a smart energy transition. Do these success stories show that we are already underway?
LPWA networks

LPWA networks: Supporting the next wave of smart metering

As the IoT evolves, many new communication options will become available to utilities, many of them LPWA networks, writes Chris Strauss, research engineer at Conlog.
energy poverty

Urban energy poverty needs a smart resolution

Can smart energy solutions increase access to electricity and therefore reduce energy poverty? Energy expert Peta Wolpe, addresses this topic.

Analyses of free electricity as a social relief measure

By mid-April 2020, 13 African countries had announced free electricity as part of their COVID-19 crisis for poor households.
tariffs

Ed’s note: Cost-reflective tariffs vs. the South African consumer

The latest court battle between NERSA and Eskom, which holds the energy monopoly, will see power tariffs increase from 116.72c/kWh to 128.24c/kWh in 2021.

HOMER Grid users can now design custom microgrid control strategies

HOMER Energy by UL gives users the ability to evaluate how changes in operation impact the cost of operating hybrid energy systems.

Career opening: New positions available at Trans-Africa Projects

Career opening at TAP for candidates who strive to be part of a dynamic organisation offering rewarding careers. Closing date 01 August 2020.

Egypt to create the Middle East’s first-ever smart grid

State-owned Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) will transform its electricity grid into a smart grid with the help of Schneider Electric.

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