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  • Schneider Electric supports access to energy through POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH conference

Johannesburg South Africa, 18 July 2018. Schneider Electric is be participating in the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference, held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17-19 July 2018.

“This is an exciting event for us,” states Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for Schneider Electric. “It encapsulates all that Schneider Electric stands for in the provision of energy.”

POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa is a unique opportunity for the electricity industry to work together with international business leaders and technical experts to power up the continent. Providing a multitude of networking opportunities, the event spans all aspects of centralised and distributed power generation along with leading technologies in power transmission and distribution in an African context.

“The Energy Supply Industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn. We are looking forward to discussions on relevant topics such as digitisation, decentralisation, grid maintenance and management, energy efficiency and industrial applications, renewable energy systems, energy storage, demand management, communications and automation for infrastructure,” Madangombe says.

“Schneider Electric strives to ensure the Life is On for the rural and urban infrastructures of the continent through the application of its specialised product knowledge and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

“Our digital and automation offers such Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS), which combines the Distribution Management System (DMS), Outage Management System (OMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system into one comprehensive network management solution, is used globally by electrical utility providers and municipalities to give them more visibility to be able to better manage their revenue and network performance.”

Highlighting innovative technological advances, another Schneider Electric solution was recently installed at the Stubb Street Substation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), Limpopo Province, with the first of the new-generation Schneider Premset SSIS (Shielded, Solid Insulation System) modular switchgears.

“This represents the future of medium voltage distribution, embracing intelligent connectivity to bring a new level of efficiency to help meet the growing demand for power, especially for critical power industries in need such as data centres, utilities and healthcare,” he says.

“We are also looking forward to meeting with delegates to discuss and explore innovative technologies. POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH gives us an opportunity to collectively unpack our electricity strategy across the continent, share best practices with each other and make sure that we are united in serving the more than 650 million who currently do not have access to power,” concludes Madangombe.

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Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest partner, integrator and developer community on our open platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to innovation, diversity and sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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