Strannegard discusses the company’s focus in smart meters and increasing smartness in monitoring and operating the national grid. She explains that the focus varies by region and that there is “no one size fits all”.  Within Africa, Strannegard says that there is a lot of interest in smart metering and this is a priority technology, along with supporting loss reduction.

She recommends that the concept of a smart society be looked at from a macro-perspective “to see how things can be connected between the different sectors”, explaining that Africa could investigate the different initiatives as seen in Europe and pick those that best fit with the local needs.