SMART CITIES, SMART METERS, SMART GRIDS, HOUSING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
A smart grid facilitates the efficient, intelligent use of available energy and can achieve significant energy savings. This is of course of tremendous benefit to South Africa which is experiencing a dire energy crisis. There are however certain barriers to implementing a smart grid in the smart grid allows the integration of all types of power generation, including renewables. Smart grids are an integral part of smart cities.” The grid was originally designed for the supply of low-cost abundant energy sourced far away from where it was required by consumers. the amount of electricity being used, when it is used and by which appliance. The smart grid brings about a whole new inCronie. Cronje. This year, Johannesburg City Power announced the roll out of 55 000 smart meters. It should be noted that the smart meter is only one constituent, albeit a vital constituent of the smart grid.