SANEA thinking energy workshop: grid resilience

July 20th, 2017, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize


The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting its Thinking Energy Workshop: Grid Resilience at the Glenhove Conference Centre in Johannesburg on 31 August 2017.

This event will provide an opportunity for delegates and experts to share experiences and gain a better understanding of the grid infrastructure in Southern Africa, while providing delegates with insights as to how the grid can become more agile, efficient and flexible.

The association says that in the future, our electricity supply sector will have a greater variety of generation technologies, more independent power producers, more embedded generation in the distribution sector and more co-generation and self-generation from large and small consumers.

Managing the interconnected grid with diverse interfaces will present significant challenges, which will require new approaches to the development, operation and maintenance of transmission and distribution networks; as well as new approaches to metering , tariffs and licencing. A new range of skill-sets will be required by suppliers, consumers and government organisations to take full advantage of these innovations.

The event will use an interactive process to encourage discussion between delegates and experts to explore what constraints and challenges exist with the grid infrastructure;  how other countries have addressed similar constraints and challenges; and how to ensure that future planning criteria are extensive and encompassing enough to provide grid resilience in the face of changing technological developments.

Contact SANEA, Tel 012 346-6004,


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