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Christopher Ahlfeldt, Energy Specialist and Founder, Blue Horizon Energy speaks to ESI Africa about the ‘Prosumer’ approach and its role within Africa’s landscape.

Ahlfeldt noted that whether Africa is ready for the prosumption approach or not, it is already happening.

Otherwise known as embedded generation, Ahlfeldt notes that the trend is growing and utilities should adapt their approach to welcome it rather than oppose it.

“In South Africa, some utilities are embracing this change and are offering other services like storage and embedded generation tariffs to customers to create new revenue streams for the utility.”

Net-metering trends, digitalisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation are also highlighted in this discussion.

Watch the full video interview here.