African utilities can use IoT to tackle energy challenges


Keith Katyora, an Aurecon Electrical Engineer, recently presented a paper at the Gen-X Theatre, the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa (Power-GEN) conference’s platform for young professionals and postgraduates in the power sector.

Katyora was also named as one of the top three African presenters and his paper entitled Internet-of-Things (IoT) and its impact on the Power Sector, was selected as one of the top three papers.

Young, aspiring African engineers and professionals in the energy industry were given the opportunity to submit papers ahead of the Power-GEN conference in July 2018.

The authors of the top 10 papers were then selected to share their insights and engage with the main conference speakers as part of Gen-X Theatre. The initiative has received support from City Power, Matleng Energy Solutions, ABB South Africa and SAIEE since its inception in 2015

“I am very excited that my paper received such positive feedback and enjoyed presenting ideas on how African utilities can use IoT to address several pressing issues in the electricity sector. I hope my suggestions inspire more young people to investigate digital solutions to solve some of Africa’s energy challenges,” says Katyora.

Katyora’s paper on IoT in the energy sector will be presented at the European Utility Week.


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