Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa

N/A | July 17, 2018

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The global energy ecosystem is in the middle of a significant change. The industry is moving away from conventional large-scale infrastructure with a heavy reliance on fossil fuel-based generation, to focus on clean sustainable energy and embracing the power of digital – or smart – technology. With the digital transformation of the energy sector rapidly gaining traction on a global scale, new opportunities are emerging to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers. And key to this transformation is the deployment of innovative technologies and new business models to facilitate change.

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