Lagos – Preparations for the West African
Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) have received a major boost after a
technology giant confirmed it would return as the exclusive diamond sponsor.
The event, which Huawei Technologies Limited will
sponsor, is scheduled for Lagos from November 24-25.
“Our slogan this year at WAPIC is 'Better connected smart
grid, greater energy efficiency,” says Shi Wei Liang, Vice President West
African Region, Huawei Technologies Limited in Nigeria.
“This year Huawei will showcase how we help power
utilities to reduce line losses, improve efficiency and achieve green,
efficient smart grids.”
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Liang said in Nigeria, for example, Huawei and partners
has a team of more than 100 experts and a service team with over 4 000 people,
we are able to enhance the energy efficiency in West Africa.
“One of these projects in Nigeria that Huawei is
implementing will benefit 280 000 electricity consumers and power utilities
“In fact, Huawei is focusing on all power sector projects
in West Africa and has subsidiaries located in every country in the region.”
The 12th edition of WAPIC will once again see the
gathering of government, utilities, consultants and investors to discuss the
power sector's challenges and successes, including local markets, capacity
building and investment.
The West African Power Industry Convention is organised
by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference
organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. – CAJ News
- CAJ News