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UK energy firm develops tech solution to increase Nigerians’ energy efficiency


Enee.io, a UK-based energy company has developed a proprietary battery monitoring solution aimed at reducing the cost of power, increasing reliability, and delivering a better energy experience to most Nigerians.

According to a statement seen by BusinessDay, the initiative which is in partnership with Aspire Power Solutions, is expected to allow Nigerians to switch from diesel or grid generators to solar power and batteries.

David Smith, chief executive officer, Enee.io said the app is designed for home and business users to be able to help them manage their energy systems more efficiently.

“We are leveraging cutting-edge technologies and fostering collaborative partnerships. This fitness tracker for energy systems is the latest advancements in energy solutions, which reduce energy costs and increase reliability,” Smith said in a workshop in Lagos.

He added, “We want to help people have reliable power at the lowest cost possible.”

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“Nigeria is the biggest market for what we do due to the problem of its energy supply challenges with the grid supply,” Smith said.

“After satisfying the Nigeria market, we’ll be looking at South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana; we are already active in Angola, Zambia, and Egypt,’

Explaining further, Smith said the monitoring application extends the life of consumer batteries and enables users to monitor locally or compare data across multiple locations.

“You also get automated prompt action before problems occur,” Smith said.

Enee.io has simplified by providing a mobile app, available for Android and iOS devices, that allows users to purchase and also there is online reporting as well.

Attendees gained insight into challenges and opportunities within the sector while also exploring collaborative strategies to address them.

For most stakeholders, projects like this are very important as it is virtually impossible for the national grid to cover every geographical point within Nigeria.

An estimated 22 million small-unit generators are in use by Nigerians, and they plug a vital gap in a country that ranks 171 out of 190 nations in terms of access to electricity, according to the World Bank.

Nigeria’s grid has an installed capacity of roughly 12,522 megawatts, but due to poor infrastructure, it is only able to deliver around 4,000 megawatts most days, according to the US Agency for International Development.

To bridge the gap between supply and demand, Nigerians are forced to generate power in small units from off-grid sources, usually fossil fuel-powered generators.