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SMART GRIDS PROJECT ENHANCES MUNICIPAL REVENUE SANEDI, as an agency of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, is a leader in energy research and innovation. Through our local and global partnerships, we’re well-positioned to catalyse growth, while working towards a greener South Africa.
Municipalities are currently under huge financial pressure, largely as a result of poor revenue collection and incorrect tariff designs. The Enhanced Revenue Management project, piloted in ten municipalities, was designed to assist municipalities in collecting electricity revenues.
SANEDI, in collaboration with the DMRE, developed and piloted the concept of Smart Grids in South Africa. The programme mainly focused on “Technology as an Enabler for Change” in the municipal environment.
For projects that were properly designed and implemented, results have shown that technology can be used to improve revenue collection while also enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the municipalities, thereby returning them to sustainability.