12 March 2014 - Aurecon Technical Director Walter Nxumalo will be presenting a paper at transmission and distribution conference Distributech Africa, which will take place from 17-19 March 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Distributech Africa, themed around equipping utilities across sub-Saharan Africa for the future, will be co-located with Power-Gen Africa and will feature a joint opening keynote session.
Walter‘s paper will address the challenges municipalities face during times of rapid growth and development in ensuring the reliability and quality of power supply, while operating efficiently and cost effectively.
Walter said that in the process of addressing these minimum requirements, municipalities encounter many other challenges associated with resource shortages, skills development, and a lack of information and records.
“Ageing networks and growing energy demands call for immediate action to address expansion planning needs, refurbishment and maintenance planning requirements.
“While there is no single solution, there are intervention measures which can be applied to address these challenges,” Walter said.
With extensive experience in all aspects of operations, asset management and delivery in the transmission and distribution sectors, Aurecon assists asset owners and operators to achieve their business objectives at the optimum cost and risk across the full asset life cycle.
Municipal challenges during times of rapid growth and development
Presented by Walter Nxumalo
Wednesday 19 March, 11:15 – 12:45
Specialising in transmission and distribution, Walter Nxumalo has more than 15 years of electrical engineering experience. Major projects include substation upgrades, refurbishment projects, design and construction of new transmission lines, design and construction of new substations, preparation of tender documents and contract administration. Prior to joining Aurecon, Walter worked for the Swaziland Electricity Board for many years.