A prominent gathering of Scandinavian energy players met in Kenya last week, to discuss how to increase energy cooperation – with Promaps Technology a key topic of interest.
Yngve Rothschild, Director of Sales and Business Development for RMC Europe, was among delegates at the seminar focusing on renewable energy, organised by Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) this week. HRH The Crown Prince of Norway and HRH Crown Princess of Sweden also travelled to the event, which highlighted the solutions and expertise that could be provided by Norwegian and Swedish organisations. In addition, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi participated, signalling the emphasis Kenyan authorities put on the summit.
Kenya and Eastern Africa are seen as interesting markets for Norwegian companies which have a focus on renewable energy. While there are challenges with the situation around official tenders and development of PPAs (power purchasing agreements), there is an appetite to grow industry, with great activity around off-grid solutions at local health centres, schools and public buildings in areas where the national grid is not developed.
Yngve was among the delegates who presented to the audience, focusing on the solutions Promaps could bring in increasing the resilience of the electric power system, as well as taking part in a panel discussion.
Yngve said: “To contribute to a high-profile gathering like this helps strengthen the position of Promaps. Kenya is a stable democracy and the recognised gateway to East Africa. It has a young and thriving population taking rapid steps to advance society.
“While we all want to see more power being produced from green sources, it is easy to forget that the green transition cannot take place without strengthening the electric grid. In this regard, Promaps stands out as the unmatched tool for increasing the resilience of the grid. There is no more cost-effective way to do this.”
In this regard, Promaps stands out as the unmatched tool for increasing the resilience of the grid. There is no more cost-effective way to do this.