Diversified engineering company Siemens suggests South Africa‘s business community invest in embedded generation to ensure a reliable power supply and mitigate the impact of power supply constraints that lead to unplanned shutdowns and subsequent loss of earnings.
Embedded generation could be one of the easiest, cheapest and quickest methods of providing surplus electricity to South Africa and there is no cost to the fiscus, State-owned power utility Eskom or municipal distributors in allowing embedded generation to ramp up.
“Electricity is one of the building blocks of industrialisation in South Africa and if we can ensure the stable supply of electricity through embedded generation, we would enable Industry 4.0 to speed up,” says Siemens gas and power sales manager Edwin du Preez.
Now is the time for industrial and municipal customers to consider how alternative power can be generated to take control of their power requirements, states Siemens gas and power sales VP Mark van Antwerp.
Watch the attached video for more information on embedded generation.