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Chinese IT giant offers smart grid solution to power companies in Africa

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-10-29 10:36

ADDIS ABABA - Chinese leading telecom company Huawei says power companies could collaborate with its smart grid solution based on its innovative information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure towards improved energy efficiency.

The World Energy Council Executive Assembly and World Energy Leaders' Summit 2015 is being held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, where more than 300 major global energy stakeholders are deliberating on important and current issues on the energy sector.

In the margins of the event, exhibitors including Huawei are showcasing their technological innovations and solutions in promoting efficient energy.

Huawei, in collaboration with the Ethiopian ministry of water, irrigation and electricity, on Wednesday hosted the Ethiopia Day and Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 under the theme "Better Connected Smart Grid, Greater Energy Efficiency."

Jerry Ji, president of energy industry enterprise business group of Huawei, said that enhancing energy efficiency has become common goal for power companies around the world.

With Huawei's fully-connected smart grid solution based on ICT infrastructure, electric power companies could build safe, reliable, environmentally friendly, and sustainable power grids to improve energy and operational efficiency, said Ji.

Ji particularly told Xinhua that Huawei's innovative ICT solution could help power companies to enhance energy efficiency in the processes of generation, transmission, distribution and consumption.

"Smart grid is very important topic now in the whole energy sector. The idea behind smart grid is to provide green, more efficient electricity power to people. Now, in order to improve the power efficiency, the innovative ICT solution is the key," he said.

At the meeting, Huawei showcased its Fully-connected Smart Grid Solution in both a corporate operation scenario and electricity operation scenario.

The company also showcased its latest Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Solution, which Huawei says, provides a well-designed customer management system to help electric power companies improve operational efficiency.

During an exclusive interview in line with the on-going summit, Emily Melton, chief operating officer of the World Energy Council (WEC) has told Xinhua that China is a huge country with such massive influence in the energy sector.

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