Wadeville Microgrid project

See how the microgrid enables the Wadeville site in South Africa to become self-sufficient from an energy consumption perspective, thereby relieving pressure on the national electricity grid and the power infrastructure in the area. 

A first-of-its-kind microgrid in Wadeville

The microgrid in Wadeville includes the first deployment of Eaton's energy storage system in Africa. It uses second-life electric vehicle batteries to increase resilience, provide higher levels of energy independence, support grid stability and reduce energy costs by up to 40 per cent. A similarly sized microgrid could provide energy for 230 community homes.

Delivering access to reliable and sustainable energy

Microgrid technology is increasingly being considered as a way of addressing energy poverty. Ageing infrastructure and grid reliability continue to be issues across Africa, and improving grid reliability will improve business continuity, minimise business losses and improve economic growth.