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Webinar 9 Nov: Powering up SMART Networks in Southern Africa

Tuesday 9 November 2021

12h00 GMT | 13h00 London | 13h00 Lagos | 14h00 Johannesburg | 15h00 Nairobi

Duration: 60 minutes

Digitisation is playing an important role in achieving NetZero, especially in support of the intermittency, reduced fault levels and network capacity issues resulting from the growth in distributed energy resources.

The distributed nature of renewable energy sources requires intelligence to be implemented in unmanned substations. As smart switchgear and other nodes are becoming an integral part of network designs, it is essential they are suitably robust for the environment and contribute to increasing the reliability of the networks.

This seminar will share Lucy Electric’s experience onsite in delivering the understated resilience of their smart switchgear. The switchgear is self-sufficient and intelligent enough to manage the network and provide assurance against unforeseen events. 

Discussion points

  • No network is immune from the challenges of renewable energy on the grid
  • Taking stock of distributed generation and electric vehicles on your network
  • Smart networks: How to easily build intelligence into your substations


Lenny Govender, Tongaat Main Electrical, South Africa

Phil Dingle, Marketing Director, Lucy Electric, UK

Phillip Fouche, General Manager, Lucy Electric South Africa

Moderator: Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa