Drakenstein Municipality First in Africa to Implement Pioneering Green Electricity Technology by Schneider Electric

Cllr Lorenzo Arendse, Mayoral Committee Member: Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Drakenstein Municipality, officially opening the launch event.

This RM AirSeT project, which also brings significant digital connectivity and safety benefits, was launched in Paarl on 14 September 2023. While the Municipality’s previous electricity communication network system only allowed for radio frequency communication, the latest upgrades will communicate through wireless ethernet or fibre. “We are extremely proud and excited to embark on this journey with Schneider Electric,” says Alderman Conrad Poole, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality. “Sustainability is in the DNA of our organisation and our community, and this project is a perfect fit for our sustainability vision and best practices.

Drakenstein Municipality has become the first municipality in Africa and South Africa and the third in the world to implement specific, cutting-edge green electricity technology. It has adopted Schneider Electric ’s green RM AirSeT air-powered ring main unit, which will reduce the Municipality’s carbon footprint by using pure air instead of SF6 gas.

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