Municipalities geared to embrace the fourth industrial revolution

first_imgMokgosi added:“It is essential that we get clarity from policy makers about future businessmodels.” He then revealed that government is working on a diagnostic report to guide the country in the shift towards the 4IR. Mokgosinoted that there is a public outcry of poor performance of municipalities. Finance and Policy BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA In the keynote address, at the underway 27th Technical Convention in Cape Town, the AMEU President, Refilwe Mokgosi said: “We need to fasten our belts as we about to dive into the unknown. The disruption is happening faster we anticipated.” Read more on: 2019 Municipal Focus Also speaking at the opening of the Convention, SALGA CEO Xolile George highlighted some of the opportunities presented by the 4IR. TAGS2019 – Municipal utilities focus4IRAMEUDigitalisationmunicipalities Previous articleProtecting retail investments with Uninterrupted Power SupplyNext articleNew venture to install 250m AMI meters in India Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ditigalisation is impacting the entire energy system and in recognition of this revolution, the theme of 2019 AMEU Convention is about the effects of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) titled Building the power utility of the future, today. “As municipalities we need to reflect on our performance, design and internal strategies that will focus to establish the positive councils with visionary and accountable leadership,” she said. Opportunities of 4IR The AMEU Convention will run until 16 October at CTICC Convetion Centre. In his speech welcoming the delegates to the City of Cape Town, Councillor Phindile Maxiti noted that “South Africa is currently grappling with energy shortages and this poses a threat to its own economy if not dealt with urgently.” Development of business models – making services relevant.Re-skilling existing personnel; it’s also important to measure new jobs presented by the revolution, he said.Understanding demand response, according to George this will increase the quality of services.Achieving reliable energy supply, he noted this can achieved by using digital enablers such as IoT. Generation In conclusion, George stated in order to move in a more balanced manner, “4IR must find us ready.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector “With the pool of IPPs, the City believes this is way another to solve the country’s energy crisis,” he said. Maxiti saidthe City of Cape Town is looking into innovative smart technologies includingSSEG to boost energy supply. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img