Rwanda: Govt Embraces Smart Grid Technology

5 October 2018

Computing

Government has adopted digital technologies in the power distribution system as it increasingly looks for ways of how to efficiently respond to the country's power demands, the Minister of State for Energy, Water and Sanitation said on Tuesday.

Germaine Kamayirese said that Rwanda has started embracing smart grid technology in the energy sector - an electricity supply network that uses digital communication technology to detect and react to local changes in usage.

She was speaking at the third Africa Smart Grid Forum in Kigali on Tuesday.

In real terms, smart grid incorporates new networking technology, including sensors and controls that make it possible to monitor electricity use in real time and make automatic changes that reduce energy waste.

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