By Adewale Sanyaolu
Schneider Electric, as part of efforts to support Nigeria’s commitment to a smooth transition to net zero carbon emissions, has introduced a new range of microgrid solutions to the Nigerian market.
Microgrid solutions were introduced to the Nigerian market during a one-day workshop on “Transforming Africa’s Energy Future” held recently in Lagos.
The workshop enabled the energy management company to inform the Nigerian market of its new microgrid solutions and communicate on the next steps towards lastingly addressing the energy deficit in Africa, starting with the Nigeria.
In attendance were developers, subcontractors, consultants and distributors and partners of Schneider Electric, players in the electricity public services – including the Energy Distribution Companies (DisCos).
“In line with the Federal Government’s pursuit of a net-zero energy transition target by 2060, Schneider Electric believes that its redesigned microgrid system will bolster the pursuit of a low-carbon environment and sustainable energy future in Nigeria and all over Africa”.
Products on display included the new range of string inverters, which feature an enhanced user interface that communicates via a mobile technology platform for remote monitoring and control.
Explaining the efficiency of the products, Schneider Electric Product Application Engineer Babajide Ogunlesi said, “The solutions also include new attributes to maximize solar penetration into systems and deliver industry-leading efficiency at the cutting edge of industry, which would benefit a wide range of industries such as healthcare. , banking or real estate”.
With its technical digitization feature, he said Schneider Electric’s line of microgrids are known to deliver better efficiency in energy use.
Also speaking at the event, Director of Business Development and Energy Access at Schneider Electric, Mojola Ojo, highlighted the importance of digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization as platform to successfully develop microgrids. He noted that today businesses and households are smarter in their decisions as they proactively manage their energy resources for greater efficiency and cost optimization. This, he said, is made possible by IOT-enabled microgrids in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
“Due to the many power supply challenges in Nigeria, decentralized micro-grids have become a necessity to provide users with the ability to operate outside the national power grid and improve access to energy for all.”