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Five Ways Tech is Revolutionising Home Automation

Home automation is on the rise across the globe and South Africa is swiftly following suit. It’s easy to see why, as tomorrow’s tech savvy consumers can easily control energy efficiency, ensure safety, and reduce their carbon footprint, conveniently from the palm of their hands thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

City Power’s Load Reductions Could Cost Businesses

To protect the grid from total collapse, City Power has implemented load reductions in parts of Johannesburg where high usage levels threaten to overload the system. While primarily impacting residences, these outages could significantly disrupt local businesses as well.

 

Load Shedding vs Load Curtailment: Counting the costs for industry

As of 1 March 2024, Eskom has taken over control of load shedding in the City of Ekurhuleni. This, after the city reportedly failed to execute power outages when required. However, the metro has negotiated with the power utility for load curtailment to be implemented instead, which will see businesses reportedly being responsible for reducing their electricity consumption by 30%.

 

Could Industrial IoT Help Combat the Costs of Illegal Power Connections?

Illegal connections are one of the leading causes of electricity-related injuries and deaths in South Africa, as reported by Eskom. Not only is there danger involved for those who connect their electricity illegally, but also for the rest of the community due to the fires and electrocutions that can be caused.

Johannesburg Faces Water Crisis, But Saving Electricity Could Be the Key

Water authorities in Johannesburg have warned that the city's water and sanitation grid is on the verge of collapse, raising questions about the security of its water supply. While Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda recently unveiled a comprehensive water security strategy, Dr Andrew Dickson, Engineering Executive at CBI-electric: low voltage, believes that a crucial aspect is missing - saving electricity.

 

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