Group to tackle Nigeria’s power supply challenge using solar energy




Himel, a global manufacturer and provider of electrical products for low voltage power distribution has initiated plan to tackle power supply challenge in Nigeria.

The Vice-President, Sales for the Middle East, Africa, and Central Eastern Europe for Himel, Mr Balaji Lenka, made this known in a statement on Wednesday after the conclusion of the Nigeria Energy Conference and Exhibition recently.
Lenka said it has became imperative because access to electricity play a very vital role in the economic growth of any nation and remain a challenge in Nigeria.
He said the local energy sector has the capacity to meet today’s domestic demand and create valuable manufacturing jobs and opportunities for a sustainable future.
He said by working with local and international partners to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever changing energy landscape, Nigeria has major potential for it’s power generation needs.
According to Lenka, the manufacturing company is focused on bringing safer electrical access to the country through its recently launched solar-ready offer at the concluded conference and exhibition.

“The solar-ready initiative offer is relevant to Nigeria and countries worldwide as the world is gearing up towards increasing energy efficiency as a possible means of sustainable development.

“Delivering on its promise of high quality, affordability, and reliability, Himel’s new solar-ready offer is designed to easily integrate solar energy into any power source.

“The portfolio features a range of switchgear, from air circuit breakers to molded-case circuit breakers, miniature circuit breakers and fuses.

“All these are with current and voltage ratings specifically developed for all solar applications centralised, string type and residential.

Himel will continue to reinforce its solid footing in the African market to capture new opportunities in urbanisation and industrial development, catering to Nigeria’s emerging consumers.” Lenka said the company plans to ramp up its accessibility to provide the complete power distribution, power management and industrial automation products assortment that ensured safety and reliability. To achieve this, we are working on supporting partners to scale up and empowering retailers to offer a wider range.

“Himel showcased its latest range of products in low voltage distribution, final distribution, power factor correction, motor management, metering, voltage stabilizers, control components, and home electric offers.’’


He said the company also unveiled components particularly adapted to solar applications and also displayed final distribution, industrial control and home electric products at the event.
These included a demo of the smart series, a range of devices that could control home appliances through Himel smart mobile app and through voice commands via Amazon Alexa or Google Home.


He said the company began operations in Nigeria in 2018,and has remained true and consistent to its mission of making efficient and reliable power easily accessible to people.

“With a legacy spanning over six decades, Himel has acquired a complete portfolio of products for safer electrical infrastructure, while also providing expert guidance and after-sales service to its existing customers.

“Himel’s leadership affirmed that it will continue to serve as a bridge between high quality and affordability, we will make sure that these two virtues are not exclusive, rather integrated into every aspect of our every product.

“We want people to move beyond the perception that high-quality is always expensive and with Himel, high-quality is not only affordable but accessible too,” he said.

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