Huawei has restated its commitment to continuous investment in the innovation of technologies and products to enable green energy to benefit all industries, thereby transforming them from energy consumers to energy producers, at the Smart PV and Energy Storage System Summit for Nigerian Manufacturing and Commerce 2023.
In his keynote address to the conference attendees, Xia Hesheng, President of Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Digital Power Business, pointed out that the quest for global carbon neutrality, energy security, and commercial value is driving the rapid development of a new international energy industry. The Energy Industry is shifting from “Natural Resources” to “Technological Innovation”. The urgency of Nigerian Manufacturing’s own transition is being accelerated by power shortages, power instability and rising fossil fuel prices.
“Huawei believes in what it calls “4T” Technologies will drive the development of Africa’s renewable energy: watT, heaT, baTtery and biT. Over its 25 years of operation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Huawei has developed a deep understanding of the region’s energy and technology requirements. We are committed to utilizing Huawei’s digital power energy technologies to build a better Africa and bring clean energy to more people, families, and organizations,” continued Hesheng.
Huawei called on every industry to take action to transform from energy consumers to energy producers. “This is the best time for solar deployment for the manufacturing industry. Our Smart PV & ESS/UPS match the manufacturing power supply requirements. As the prices of Battery cells and PV panels have dropped, the Return on Investment (ROI) period has reduced significantly”, he added.
“Over the past two decades, Huawei has brought ubiquitous connectivity to Nigeria. In the next two decades, we will also bring ubiquitous green power to industries in Nigeria. Bring Green Power to Every Person, Home, and Organization, Light up Africa with Digital Power Technologies”, he declared.
The Director-General of the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN), Segun Ajayi-Kadir, who was represented by the Director of the Corporate Services Division, Ambrose Oruche, commended Huawei on the partnership initiative, stating that this noble idea would positively transform the manufacturing landscape, especially in the quest for a cost-effective clean energy source.
Oruche explained that he was confident that the partnership with the company would redefine the manufacturing landscape and set new energy efficiency and sustainability standards.
In his remarks, the Acting Managing Director of Manufacturers Power Development Company Limited (MPDCL), Oweh Mba-Sam, explained that the company is committed to partnering with credible vendors such as Huawei to provide sustainable power supply to MAN member companies.
According to Mba-Sam, this partnership serves as an avenue for engagements to guarantee energy optimization for manufacturing through technology such as AI, supported by uninterrupted power devices. He stated that the company is already exploring cheaper alternative power sources or means, such as solar PV, to achieve energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing.
Looking ahead, Huawei will keep innovating and working with partners, industry players, governments, industrial organizations, and standards organizations to drive the high-quality innovative development of the PV and ESS industries. Green PV will become the main energy source for every home and business to accelerate carbon neutrality and build a better, greener future.