May 08, 2012
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According to Daniel Claassen, content manager of the Smart Grids/T&D track at African Utility Week, smart grid development is still in its infancy in Africa: “some of the challenges are finding the best technological and strategic solutions to suit Africa. There are a myriad of local and international vendors selling solutions. However, we have to find viable solutions and options for the African Smart Grid to excel.”
He continues: “we also have a lack of skills and skills development on the continent. Unfortunately many people who gain invaluable skills and experience here go to greener pastures in more developed countries. We need to find better ways to develop and retain suitable skills.”
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