ABB inaugurates microgrid in South Africa, boosting renewables & power reliability

By Michelle Froese In South Africa, ABB integrated a solar-diesel microgrid, but the company has also done the same with wind power. Here, on Kodiak Island, Alaska, ABB enabled a wind-microgrid solution to integrate renewables and help stabilize the power supply across this remote island.
South Africa has the highest electricity consumption in the sub-Saharan region and demand continues to outpace supply. Power shortages, fossil fuel price volatility, environmental concerns, and the increased focus on renewable energy sources like wind and solar, are leading to the search for sustainable solutions.
ABB commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square meter Longmeadow facility in

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