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Power to the smart grid

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3 October 2011: Smart-grid technology could do much to lessen the frequency of power cuts , says a specialist in the field .

John Dorn, smart-grid chief architect at Accenture, said South Africa’s demand for power was expected to double by 2030.

He said the government faced the challenge of finding ways of ensuring energy cost-efficiency with minimal adverse effects on climate and the environment.

South Africa would require a big investment in smart-grid technologies to meet its growing energy demands, he said.

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