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By Phil Dingle, marketing director at Lucy Electric, UK

As technologies for electricity networks advance, electricity utility professionals are raising the critical question of how to incorporate these changes while continuing to deliver on customers’ needs and continuing to generate the revenue needed for future infrastructure investment.

The low voltage network often referred to as the last mile, is being increasingly impacted by the evolution of electricity networks. Growing amounts of renewable energy connected at the distribution level are having a major impact on the low voltage network.

This, coupled with the ambition to increase access to electricity for all and make supplies more affordable, is driving the need for better measurement and understanding at the low voltage level.

This article first appeared in ESI-Africa Edition 1, 2019. The full article will be published on 9 March. You can read the magazine’s articles here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.

About the company

Lucy Electric is a leader in secondary power distribution solutions with over 100 years’ industry experience. Specialising in high-performance media voltage switchgear for utility, industrial and commercial applications, we enable the safe and reliable distribution of energy to homes and business worldwide. The benefits and value of low voltage data monitoring were discussed in more detail on a recent live webcast given by Lucy Electric’s Phil Dingle and Tim Spearing. You can access the webcast on the ESI Africa website. | @Lucyelectric