Featured Insights

Featured Insights

In Africa, Natural Events and Surging Demand Place New Spotlight on Microgrids

The impact of natural disasters on power grid resilience is increasingly gaining attention worldwide. Adapting lessons learned from high-profile incidents that have occurred elsewhere for the African continent, where energy supply is already intermittent, may provide opportunities to enhance the region’s energy system reliability through smart grid infrastructure solutions.

Hurricane Matthew, the Category 3 hurricane that impacted the U.S. Southeast in 2016, brought the value of system stability and smart grids into sharp perspective by demonstrating that a proactive multi-year, multi-billion dollar utility grid modernization program paid off for utilities and their customers.