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Lucy Electric at Future Energy East Africa: “The electricity industry in this region is one of the fastest developing on the continent"

11-23-2017 09:34 AM CET | Energy & Environment

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1800+ power professionals expected at Nairobi expo

1800+ power professionals expected at Nairobi expo

“The electricity industry in this region is one of the fastest developing on the continent and Future Energy East Africa presents the perfect opportunity to showcase our products, services and leading expertise to one of our key growth markets” – this is according to Connie Ochola, Regional Marketing Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa at Lucy Electric, experts in secondary distribution solutions, with more than 100 years’ experience in the electrical industry.

Lucy Electric is the returning platinum sponsor at the long-running conference and exhibition that is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 29-30 November.

“Our company has a great heritage and strong history in East Africa” says Ms Ochola, “our engineers work with electrical utilities and distribution companies across Africa, designing and implementing cutting edge automation projects, from concept to deployment.”

She adds: “an exciting development for us in 2017 is the launch of our first 36kV ring main unit (RMU). The Aegis36 is designed to meet the growing demand for a quality switchgear solution for 36kV networks and support the increasing number of renewable power connections, particularly important across the African continent. The new Aegis36 means that customers in Africa and around the world are able to select Lucy Electric ring main products across the full secondary distribution voltage range.”

Exciting projects by Lucy Electric in the region
Network automation projects are the key focus for utilities in East Africa says the Lucy Electric Regional Marketing Manager. She explains: “we have recently completed a project for Kenya Power to automate the network in the Mombasa region, across 1,661 square kilometres, reducing average fault response time from 1 -2 hours to just 30 seconds.”

She continues: “we are also currently working with UMEME to automate the overhead network in Kampala and the surrounding area. The project focuses on optimisation of the network to improve quality of supply and will enable UMEME to better manage generation shortfalls, improve fault resolution and allow reconfiguration of the network to ensure essential services are maintained during any power outages. Now in its final stages, the project has the potential to be extended on both the overhead and underground network.”

To read the complete interview with Lucy Electric’s Connie Ochala, go to the event website.

East Africa’s energy journey
Formerly known as the East African Power Industry Convention or EAPIC, which was a firm, favourite fixture on the region’s power calendar for the last 19 years, Future Energy East Africa, with the official support of the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, will once again host many of the region’s leading energy decision makers from 29 – 30 November 2017.

The event is recognised as being a distinctive gathering of stakeholders within the power value chain which includes governments, power generation companies, transmission and distribution companies, off takers, developers, investors, equipment manufacturers and providers, technology providers, EPCs, legal and consulting firms all with a shared goal of supporting the on-going implementation of finding lasting solutions to East Africa’s energy challenges.

Future Energy East Africa dates and location:
Strategic conference and expo: 29-30 November 2017
Venue: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Future Energy East Africa is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, Future Energy Nigeria (formerly WAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), Future Energy Uganda, Agritech Expo Zambia, Kenya Mining Forum, Nigeria Mining Week and DRC Mining Week. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group.

Senior Communications Manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone: +27 21 700 3558
Email: annemarie.roodbol@spintelligent.com
Website: http://www.future-energy-eastafrica.com
Postal address: PO Box 321, Steenberg, 7947, South Africa

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