Posts tagged as Microgrids

Addressing Africa’s dire need for ubiquitous, reliable electricity

In a presentation at the ABB Customer World Africa 2018 recently, Claudio Facchin, the president of ABB’s power grids division, said that the changing generation landscape, including an increase in the penetration of renewable energy sources, has introduced certain challenges. The grid, Facchin said, which was originally built for one-way power flow, has had to […]

Addressing the challenges of electricity supply in Africa

The energy sector is undergoing something of a metamorphosis. Digital technology and small scale embedded generation are becoming more common in electrical systems, leaving traditional power utilities with many unanswered questions. Perhaps the most important question is how this energy revolution can be used to address the severe energy poverty that exists in many parts […]

Addressing rural electrification and climate change challenges

  The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched an innovative microgrids programme recently as part of its Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi). The launch is the first of a series of national dialogues known as the Action2020 Climate Dialogues, taking place across the world during September and October. The dialogue brings leading business figures and […]