Five ways we see Africa’s energy sector evolving
The year 2020 has taught us a lot.
Not only that the African energy industry is resilient in a crisis, but also that the digital space enables us to communicate and share ideas in real-time. These two learnings came together during the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, which took place from 24-26 November.
While all the sessions were worth checking out, there were five very specific themes that stood out and show how Africa’s energy sector is evolving.
#1 The word is ‘digitalisation’
Leveraging the process of converting information from physical to digital was a big theme. Whether it was talking about how to shift a utility into the 21st century or the digital methods already in use across Africa such as drones, digitalisation kept on cropping up.
The evolution of smart grids and how they communicate competed with how smart meters improve customer relations and how pre-paid meters are changing the energy world.
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