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Eaton Electric is pledging its support for Africa’s drive to ramp up alternative energy solutions at the 11th annual Africa Energy Indaba taking place on 19 – 20 February 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Leading figures and global experts in Africa’s energy sector will convene at the conference to debate modern, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy systems to support better healthcare, education and access to modern economic opportunities.
“Africa’s population is expected to grow from just over 1.2 billion people today to 1.8 billion in 2035,” says Seydou Kane, Managing Director for Eaton Africa. “Unless we can deliver efficient electricity supply for the health and education needs of these people, the African economy will regress, unable to reduce poverty on the continent.”
Eaton’s participation at the 2019 Africa Energy Indaba will include an exhibition of the company’s various power management solutions that help organisations manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably.
The company will also showcase its tested, proven and game-changing microgrid energy system, which provides a reliable, efficient and sustainable solution to overcome unexpected power loss.
The system is a simple, scalable power installation used to power remote locations, urban communities, campus settings, military and government facilities, critical infrastructure, and commercial and industrial operations using a variety of energy sources, including renewables.
Kane will also participate in the CEO Round Table discussion entitled “on-grid vs off-grid energy supply – the challenges for business” on the afternoon of 20 February 2019. CEO Roundtables will be facilitated under Chatham House Rules and attendance will be by invitation only, ensuring frank discussions at the highest level.
“Energy systems are undergoing rapid change at all levels around the world,” Kane says. “Technological advancement, regulatory change management, and exploding consumption at the corporate and domestic level is forcing us to look at delivery channels in completely different ways. Renewable energy, distribution systems and smart grids demand new capabilities, business models and regulatory frameworks.”