Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently hosting a delegation from France to share experiences on how to improve electricity distribution, explore renewable energy initiatives and stop illegal connections. The delegation from Electricite de France (EDF), that is one of the largest electrical distributors in the world is in the City to perform a feasibility study for the City covering the following areas:
- Distribution infrastructure and network operation.
- Access to energy and electrification
- Bio–gasification and power generation through biomass
- Energy–efficient initiatives towards a better control of energy consumption.
The study consists of EDF sending experts in the various fields to do an audit of the processes and condition assessment of the electrical distribution network, evaluate the current state of the networks and propose changes and develop implementation plans. They would also propose various funding models to alleviate the backlog in maintenance and refurbishment of the distribution network. They would also assist the municipality on smart city initiatives, the eradication of illegal connection and the integration of renewable energy into the NMBM grid.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Deputy Executive Mayor Councillor Mongameli Bobani, who is also an acting Executive Mayor will host the delegation for a lunch meeting tomorrow, June 22, 2017 at 13h00.
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