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Siemens on Thursday bagged 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.
On why Microgrids are the future of Energy Management, it was believed that 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 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), mircogrids are revolutionizing the way we manage our energy resources.
Besides, experts say Microgrids matters much because a unit is a scaled-down version of the centralized power system. It can generate, distribute, and control power in a campus setting or small community.
Parts of the factors considered for the technology include its reliability and flexibility, resilient character and being more secured even as it also saves money. They also store and incorporate renewable energy
Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services to help build and operate microgrids of any size. We provide generation and distribution of electrical energy as well as monitoring and controlling of microgrids.