Siemens takes Digital Solutions of the year award at Africa Utility Week
Siemens, a global technology powerhouse has won the Digital Solutions of the year award for its Siemens South Africa Head Quarters Micro Grid Project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards evening which took place in Cape Town last night.
The traditional power grid provides reliable power most of the time. But when natural disasters or security breaches threaten the grid, the ensuring blackouts can be catastrophic and costly.
It is for this reason that organizations and utilities are working together to build resilient, flexible power systems called microgrids. Operating either as part of the traditional grid or independently (or both), microgrids are revolutionizing the way we manage our energy resources.
A microgrid is a scaled-down version of the centralized power system. It can generate, distribute, and control power in a campus setting or small community. They are reliable and flexible, resilient, secure, save money as well they store and incorporate renewable energy