March 18, 2014
Infrastructure is not tenable but a global challenge against secure interest for its citizens, community and nation. The impact of infrastructural weakness is no longer a developing nation focus but that of all nations tasked to manage energy, efficiency and operability. The news from “Energy experts converge to tackle blackouts” is of notable interest to all nations to combat failures effecting load, people and equipment.
The news that “Power restored in South Africa as energy emergency ends” is restoring some normalcy. “South Africa’s power emergency was lifted on Thursday night, said state power company Eskom. The firm, which provides 95% of the nation’s electricity, had imposed rolling blackouts during the day,” reports BBC.
Currently, “South Africa’s power blackouts have become a topic of discussion at a global energy conference in Cape Town. South Africa’s Department of Energy said green alternatives like wind, solar, and micro-hydro technology were already being used to ease the burden on the current electricity supply,” reports ENCA.
“As we seek to bring renewable energy to the nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who do not have electricity, we do not have to begin where Thomas Edison began.”
The focus on this situation is a benchmark and hallmark to present and future operational requirements to strengthen the grid by delivering multi-layered systems to advance potential breaks in power.