Industry Development

The transformation of power utility companies is certain. There is disruption in the industry through technological development, regulatory requirements and consumer behaviour.

Digitalisation, cleaner and renewable energy and the changing role of customers are key drivers in the power industry globally. In Africa, however, an additional driver is the increasing demand for reliable electricity as economies grow and electrification expands. 

Power utility leaders need to understand the trends and developments that are transforming the industry that provide great opportunities and threats, to make well-informed decisions. Industry development topics have been allocated to three categories: Technology, Trends & Industry Challenges.

We would like to invite industry experts to share their knowledge and insights around the industry development topics below.

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Technology

  • Coal
  • Gas to Power
  • Nuclear
  • Hydropower
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Waste to energy
  • Hybrid designs
  • Energy storage systems
  • Smart meters
  • Smart technology
  • Energy management systems
  • Grid monitoring
  • Wave & Tidal

Trends

  • Regulation
  • Market model
  • Electricity demand
  • Revenue growth
  • Electricity pricing
  • Security of supply
  • International trade
  • Digitalisation
  • Data analytics
  • Renewable projects & opportunities
  • Rural electrification
  • Microgrids
  • Distributed energy generation
  • Electric vehicles

Challenges

  • Customer Affordability
  • Vandalism & Network theft
  • Cost reflectivity
  • Balancing supply and demand
  • Cyber security
  • Grid access and integration
  • System losses
  • Maintenance & outage management
  • Quality and continuity of supply
  • Power projects, planning and finance
  • Cost efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Industry skills
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Infrastructure maintenance