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Utility maintenance, imperative to sustain a secure network

Speaking to ESI Africa, ABB’s Goran Arvidsson and Mats Ryberg highlight the importance of maintenance in the power sector to ensure network availability, as well as safety and security.

Arvidsson explains that the lack of funds for a strong maintenance programme in Africa remains a key challenge, which translates to a lack of availability in the network.

Echoing this, Ryberg noted that many utilities are having to rollout power cuts as a result of this. Each time there is a power cut, the utility is issued with a penalty fee.

Watch the full interview below where Arvidsson and Ryberg go into detail around the maintenance challenges and their solutions that are available for market.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.