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South Africa planning for green future

South Africa is taking steps to integrate more renewable energy into its power networks.

The country’s public energy provider, Eskom, is working alongside Sweco, a European engineering and architecture consultancy that specialises in designing ‘cities of the future’. The pair are developing plans to integrate clean energy into the grid to help South Africa make the shift to renewables, which will also support its efforts with meeting climate targets.

“The transition to an energy sector with reduced carbon dioxide emissions requires extensive changes. Investments in production facilities, transmission and distribution networks are taking place around the world. We’re glad to be able to share our expertise as South Africa takes significant steps towards renewable energy, says Åsa Bergman, President of Sweco Sweden.

The project, due to be completed next month, is being supported by DANIDA, the Danish state board for development cooperation.

 

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