Digital Energy Festival for Africa
It is also a key part of the project to ensure that Koeberg complies with the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) requirements for life extension.
Based on the success of the technology, G3-PLC has become the de facto PLC technology that is used within Eskom.
The integration of distributed resources to the electricity network opens an opportunity for utilities to move to digitisation.
Regulation is currently the largest barrier to scale: without radical improvement in the regulatory process it will take 140 years for regulators to approve the 140,000 minigrids needed to reach universal electrification, says the COO of AMDA, Jessica Stephens.
Spying on illegal connection thieves via drones, geo-location apps to call out meter-tampering, and viable EVs are in Cape Town's digital toolbox.
"South Africa has been missing opportunities in this space."
The demand-side revolution has begun. This was the key message at a fast-paced talk entitled “Building resilient incomes to ensure sustainable business models” on the second day of Digital Africa Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.
Though REIPPPP requires localisation to boost the renewable energy sector growth, importation has largely dominated the industry.
Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa hosted a fascinating discussion around the potential for developing small scale hydropower in Africa.