Eaton Helps Power Africa's 5MW Microgrid Project

Published December 12th 2014 at 3:28pm
Eaton today announced it is providing electrical engineering services and power distribution equipment for the construction of a 5MW solar microgrid system in Annobon Province, an island off Equatorial Guinea in West Central Africa. The microgrid has battery storage and is designed to supply reliable and predictable power to meet the off-grid community’s energy demand. It will be the largest self-sufficient solar microgrid project in Africa. 

"We are extremely excited to bring this solar microgrid solution to Annobon Island to help raise the quality of life for the people and bring world class decentralized electrical grid solutions to Equatorial Guinea and Africa,” said William Rawheiser, president of Wise Power Systems International. “The Annobon Electrification Project will bring a much needed stable, reliable, and consistent power supply to the island, and enable the development of multiple industries, bringing valuable jobs and significantly raising the standard of living.”

“Connecting a remote community to the conventional power grid is expensive and can take years,” Frank Campbell, president, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton. “The modern microgrid being applied in the Annobon Province will serve as a model for bringing reliable and cost-effective electrical power to other remote communities, helping to advance their economies and quality of life.”

Source: Eaton
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