Energy management for Africa

Regarding the implementation of energy management Africa is interested in:

A. Efficient energy management carried out by using the components of energy systems including:

  • sensor systems, actuators, control devices, information systems for monitoring energy flows (e.g. electricity, heat, gas, coolness)
  • actuators (e.g. switching devices, valves, adjustable devices)
  • energy resources (e.g. photovoltaic systems, solar panels, wind power, CHP)
  • active users, which can be influenced (e.g. electric vehicles, heating and cooling systems, air conditioning, other devices, which usage can be shifted in a way that does not reduce the quality of life and efficiency of the technological process)
  • energy storage
  • software solutions for mobile and web applications
  • ICT solutions including interfaces and communications between devices in smart grids
  • geographical information systems.

B. Energy management includes also:

  • supervisory and protection devices
  • control with continuous optimization of system operation
  • intelligent decision-making
  • security of energy supply, forecasting, resilience
  • identification of the potential development of new services and products based on structured analysis of collected data
  • Optimization of energy infrastructure of smart cities. This takes into account economic systems of other smart cities and communities, market analyses and financial effects.