Category archives for: Electricity

Siemens launches global smart metering technology

smart metering technology

By STAFF REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MUNICIPALITIES can now take full control of their revenue by improving billing accuracy thanks to a first-of-its-kind advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology that has been launched in South Africa. Launched at African Utility Week in Cape Town, the Siemens OPEX Model it is anticipated to enhance revenue collection […]

West Africa Clean Energy Corridor launched at African Utility Week

Africa Utility Week

Staff Reporter CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC) has been launched in Cape Town with the aim of accelerating the deployment of utility scale renewable energy into the region. The launch was part of the African Utility Week Conference currently underway in the South African city. Renewable energy expert […]

Digital evolution underway in African power sector


By GIFT NDOLWANE in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – OVER 200 government officials, electric power industry executives and experts have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to explore ways to accelerate digital transformation within the power industry. Meeting under the aegis of the fifth Huawei Power Summit, under the theme, “Leading New ICT, […]

Eskom, Huawei partnership to advance smart grid innovation


by MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – LEADING global information and communications technology solutions provider, Huawei, has announced a smart grid joint innovation partnership with South African  utility, Eskom, to accelerate digital transformation in the power industry. The transformation will be attained through the development of internet of things (IoT), cloud, […]

Power utilities warned of vicious cycle of borrowing


By GIFT NDOLWANE in Cape Town, South Africa CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN power utilities have been warned of the danger of increasing their borrowings to cover costs. The warning at the Africa Utility Week Conference in Cape Town follows the problems reported at South Africa’s Eskom, whose recent financial statements have showed increased […]


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