Timely backing for East African power conventionFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) have received a major boost with the confirmation of of Lucy Electric as a platinum sponsor for the summit scheduled for Kenya in September.
Lucy Electric has endorsed the convention ahead of its resumption at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, the capital.
“This is a very exciting time for the electricity sector across East Africa and at Lucy Electric we hope to play a key part in helping to make this a reality” says Phil Dingle, Marketing Director, Lucy Electric. The firm is a global secondary distribution leader in the electricity sector.
Dingle says the East Africa region has great potential for high volumes of photovoltaic, wind or geothermal energy generation, depending upon the location.
“Amongst investors there is an increasing appetite for such projects, which present a smaller risk, with a much quicker and quantifiable payback. As a result we are seeing increasing investment in renewable energy source,” Dingle says.
Lucy Electric is already much active in region with network automation projects the key focus for utilities.
It is currently working with Kenya Power on an ongoing project to automate the network in the Mombasa region.
The 18th EAPIC is expected to gather more than 2 000 visitors from more than 30 countries, including from the region’s leading power utilities, large industries and investors as well as dozens of technology and service providers.
– CAJ News
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