Digitalisation lifts East Africa power generation

September 5, 2018 8:00 am0 comments

Future Energy East Africafrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI  – THE impact of digitalisation on electricity generation will take centre stage in the upcoming Future Energy East Africa scheduled for Kenya next week.

The event has received a shot in the arm after Siemens, a longstanding partner, confirmed its return as a platinum sponsor for the event in Nairobi on September 12-13.

“We’re moving away from a system of centrally generated electricity to an energy network with many different players, all of which have to be controlled. Without digitalisation, there’s no chance it can function,” said Johan Helberg, the Siemens Country Manager for Kenya.

Helberg said digitalisation made the technical systems intelligent enabling data to be captured, linked to the IoT with cloud-based operating systems like MindSphere, and processed to optimize operations and ensure the stability of the entire energy system.

The executive said East Africa, set for its 20th edition, was key energy event for Siemens.

“It fits well with and supports all our other initiatives in bringing the Siemens excellence into the region, making real what matters,” Helberg said.

Siemens focus on nine countries in the region, with offices in five countries. Its East African hub is headquartered in Ethiopia.

Future Energy East Africa’s expo will feature some 80 leading global and local technology and services providers, including country pavilions from China, Indian and Norway.

Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer, organizes the event.
– CAJ News

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