Global Information and Communication Technology infrastructure provider- Huawei has restated its commitment to continuous investment in innovation in technologies and products to enable green energy to benefit all industries, thereby transforming them from energy consumers to energy producers.
The president of Huawei Digital Power, Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Xia Hesheng, affirmed this commitment during the Smart PV and Energy Storage System Summit for Nigerian Manufacturing and Commerce 2023 held at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos, on Monday, September 18, 2023.
Speaking at the event, Hesheng disclosed that Green Power will eliminate all the numerous challenges with electricity and traditional energy, including constant power outages, unstable power, and the rising cost of Diesel, Petrol and Gas. He declared that only 52 per cent of Pops have access to power, with an average of 12 Hours of Power Outage per day, while fuel prices rose more than 3 to 4 times in 2023 compared to 2022.
According to Hesheng, renewable energy as the primary source of energy stood at 28 per cent in 2020 and is projected to grow to 67 in 2030 and 91percent in 2050, respectively, while electricity as the core consumed energy stood at 22 per cent as of 2020 and expected to increase to 29 per cent in 2030 and 51percent by the year 2050.
The director-general of the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN), Segun Ajayi-Kadir, who was represented by the director, Corporate Services Division, Ambrose Oruche, commended Huawei and MPDCL 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.
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.