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The intermittent nature of renewable energy has challenged the effective implementation of solar and wind on the national grid.

This major disadvantage has encouraged investment into storage technologies to better equip these power plants to provide generation capacity when it is most needed. The need for reliable energy sources is becoming a critical challenge calling for stable solutions.

Across the world, governments, electricity departments, utilities, municipalities, companies, and individuals are thus embarking on initiatives to ensure continuity of supply.

This article first appeared in ESI-Africa Edition 1, 2019. The full article will be published on 2 May. You can read the magazine’s articles here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.

About the company

NERM Applications and Testing (Pty) Ltd is a black-owned electrical engineering company involved in commissioning and testing of electrical protection schemes, and metering in substations. NERM is a product of an incubation organisation, Shanduka Black Umbrellas.

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