The company will position itself as an OEM supplier and will collaborate with stakeholders, including energy service providers and regulators, to overcome the energy gap in rural areas
Chinese technology major, Huawei Technologies has announced plans to tap into renewable energy sources to boost electricity distribution across rural communities in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. As per credible sources, the plan was recently revealed by Huawei Digital Power’s Senior Expert, Mahesh Krishnarao Choudhary, at a virtual tour of Huawei Digital Power Innovation & Experience Center.
As per Mr. Choudhary, energy sustainability is one of the key challenges faced by everyone today, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is a crucial need to accelerate the growth of renewable energy across the region to ensure affordable, sufficient, and reliable energy supply for businesses, communities and individuals.
He said that the company is positioning itself as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) supplier and will be collaborating all other stakeholders, including energy service providers, and regulators, to overcome the energy gap in rural areas.
Adding further, Mr. Choudhary said that ICT could help Africa cut emissions by empowering a variety of industries. In addition, Sub-Saharan African countries should better embrace renewable energy to create a sustainable energy future.
The ICT power solution to improve socio-economic activities would be accessible in the Nigerian market by quarter four under this plan. The prices will be competitive and revealed one or two months before, he stated.
Reports from the IEA (International Energy Agency) indicates that, in 2019, approximately 580 million populace in Sub-Saharan Africa did not have access to electricity, accounting for three-quarters of the total production, while renewable energy is anticipated to account for 22% of Africa's total energy consumption by 2030.
With that said, Huawei’s digital expert claims that although Africa faces a massive energy challenge, the continent is endowed with rich renewable energy sources.