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Energy storage seen as an enabler for grid modernisation in realising IRP 2030 vision

Energy storage seen as an enabler for grid modernisation in realising IRP 2030 vision <www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-storage-seen-as-an-enabler-for-grid-modernisation-in-realising-irp-2030-vision-2018-10-23> revious
23RD OCTOBER 2018
BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI <www.engineeringnews.co.za/author.php?u_id=1184> CR as energy <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/energy>storage <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/storage>, small-scale embedded generation and smart grid solutions <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/smart-grid-solutions> are set to fundamentally change South Africa <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/south-africa>’s electricity <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/electricity>landscape, outgoing Eskom <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/eskom> generation group executive *Thava Govender <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/thava-govender> *said during an opening address at the SA Energy <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/energy> Storage <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/storage> conference on Tuesday.
“The challenge we face today is making this invisible product <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/invisible-product>called electricity <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/electricity> visible. Once visible, electricity <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/electricity> can be better directed and optimised. Energy <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/energy> storage <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/storage> offers the means to make electricity <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/electricity> visible.” ADVERTISEMENT <www.engineeringnews.co.za/adcentre/rv/en/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=3066__zoneid=420__cb=3cb426db58__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airliquide.co.za>
The recently released draft Integrated Resources <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/integrated-resources> Plan 2018 targets an electricity <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/electricity> generation mix that comprises 20% renewables by 2030, thereby confirming that South Africa <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/south-africa>will continue to integrate intermittent and variable energy sources <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/intermittent-and-variable-energy-sources> .
“Those 2030 visions increase the need for advanced grid management mechanisms and revised grid operating philosophies to ensure the South African grid is flexible, robust and reliable,” Govender said. ADVERTISEMENT <www.engineeringnews.co.za/adcentre/rv/en/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=2350__zoneid=647__OXLCA=1__cb=475f33ab84__oadest=https%3A%2F%2Fpips.seifsa.co.za>
He added that energy <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/energy> storage <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/storage> provided a multitude of solutions <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/solutions> to enable a smooth transition to grid modernisation, while providing utilities with capabilities such as load shifting and backup and reserve capacity.

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