Revenue collection and protection is an important aspect that creates challenges for the utility sector in Africa that directly impacts growth and sustainability. These challenges include revenue loss, inadequate infrastructure, and inefficient billing and collection systems. However, in recent years, Revenue Enhancement as a Service has emerged as a powerful solution to help utilities in the African market overcome these hurdles. Explore the advantages of Revenue Enhancement as a Service and how we can support utilities through our service offering.
In an increasingly decentralized grid, grid operators face increasing challenges in grid resilience, asset management, grid balancing, safety, and security. The ability to effectively monitor and control the grid and its assets is vital in identifying issues and taking preventive and corrective actions before grid stability and reliability affected. Thankfully, the digitalization of the energy system through the rollout of smart metering and control equipment opens the door for maneuvering in the next phase of the energy transition.
The rapid development of battery technology, with longer driving ranges and shorter charging times, has made EVs a more cost-effective and environmentally conscious decision for business fleets. Many governments around the world offer incentives to encourage the adoption of EVs, such as tax credits, grants, and access to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes with dedicated “green stickers”.
In the ever-evolving landscape of modern utilities, where technology plays a pivotal role in delivering efficient and sustainable services, there exists a challenge that's often hidden from the spotlight – the proper management of electronic waste. As utilities strive to provide reliable and innovative solutions, the issue of stranded assets, particularly in the form of electronic devices like SMETS2 meters, has become increasingly prominent. These assets, once valuable components of utility operations, can quickly turn into burdens if not managed effectively.
In this article, we'll delve into the challenges utilities face when it comes to electronic waste management, explore the strategies to address these challenges, and introduce Landis+Gyr's Triage and Refurbishment Program.
Despite supply chain challenges, high commodity and energy prices, and macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainties, sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) saw another record year in 2022, with more than 10 million units sold. The share of electric vehicles sold also increased from 5% in 2020 and 9% in 2021 to 14% in 2022, with China again dominating the market with a share of around 60% of global EV sales.
As the number of EVs increases, so does the need for EV charging infrastructure. However, setting up such infrastructure can come with various challenges, which unfortunately is especially true for residential areas where there is an additional set of questions; who can charge on certain charging points and when, as well as the process of obtaining the appropriate permits and documentation to install the charging station.