Winner of the digital solutions of the year award

June 25th, 2018, Published in Articles: Energize

Siemens won the “Digital Solutions of the Year” award at Africa Utility Week’s Industry Gala Awards recently. The award recognises the company’s microgrid installation at its South African headquarters in Johannesburg. The energy-efficient campus will generate its own green energy and provide a cost-effective energy mix which will enable the campus to become a centre of competence as the company’s engineers become pioneers for its microgrid solution in Southern Africa. Although the traditional power grid provides reliable power most of the time, natural disasters or security breaches can threaten the grid resulting in blackouts which can be catastrophic and costly. It is for this reason that organisations and utilities are working together to build resilient, flexible power systems called microgrids. Operating either as part of traditional grid or independently (or both), microgrids are revolutionising the way energy resources are managed. The project also provides an onsite reference point which is used to showcase a cost effective and proven solution to the company’s customers.

Contact Keshin Govender, Siemens, Tel 071 492-3789, keshin.govender@siemens.com