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Journey to a first-class African utility of the future

Overview

In Africa, utilities are challenged to meet increasing demand for services in the face of aging infrastructure, capital funding constraints and massive population growth.

The journey to creating a first-class African utility of the future begins with deliberate action. This model highlights the strategic and technological capabilities utilities will need related to the world's energy system transition.

Overview

From the implementation of smart infrastructure to delivery of affordable and reliable energy and water supplies, utilities will be as reliant on their people as on new technology to optimise their value chains and operations. New business models are emerging.


To position themselves for future growth and profitability, utilities must gear for and leverage three emerging trends: the digital consumer, the digitally enabled grid and the workforce of the future.

Latest Thinking

CSI Initiative

Accenture CE3 – harnesses solar energy to deliver clean, efficient, renewable power and Wi-Fi connectivity to off-grid communities in Africa
Accenture is providing US$1.6 million to the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project – a joint initiative developed by Accenture and the university to increase the livelihoods of individuals living in rural Africa.
Now online in the province of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, a 50kw micro-grid solution built in partnership with Pele Green Energy, powers both the pack house and cooling system for the farmers’ produce. Additionally a 4kw solar irrigation system is in place to water 6 hectares of vital farmland.
CONTACT
Zwelo Mabaso, CE3 Consultant, Accenture in South Africa,
Email:zwelokuthula.mabaso@accenture.com
Mobile: + 27 83 892 4181
Accenture, University of Notre Dame and Pele Green Energy launch the new solar irrigation system in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.
50kw micro-grid solution built in partnership with Pele Green Energy, powers both the pack house and cooling system for the farmers’ produce.

Connections

Joost de Haas

Managing Director - Accenture Strategy,
Sub-Saharan Africa

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Melusi Maposa

Managing Director - Accenture Resources in
South Africa

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Ntombi

Ntombi Mhangwani​​​​

Director - Integrated Marketing & Communications,
Accenture Sub-Saharan Africa

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