Johannesburg, South Africa; Power Management Company, Eaton, is this year’s Silver Sponsor for African Utility Week 2017, taking place from 16-18 May 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.
Investing in the industry by participating in crucial conversation is a key priority for Eaton and with that view in mind, Eaton will host, The CEO Forum in collaboration with Africa’s leading power and water utility executives to discuss Africa’s energy challenges, reliable renewable energy sources and energy storage as a viable solution to providing access to electricity to underserved communities on the continent.
“Currently the renewable energy generation capacity of South Africa is roughly 10 percent. We expect this trend to evolve aggressively in the near future, largely due to new technologies entering into the market such as energy storage. This technology will address the concerns in the industry around the reliability of alternative energy sources. Seydou Kane, Managing Director for Africa – Electrical Sector, EMEA.
In line with this continued focus, Sumaya Abdool, Head of Marketing for Africa at Eaton, is honoured to present an award to the Most Outstanding Women of the Year in Power or Water at the fourth edition of the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards, taking place on the 17 May 2017.
The third dimension to Eaton’s sponsorship agreement for Africa Utility week is a guided site visit on Friday, 19 May 2017 hosted by Marcel Buckner, ESS Business Development Manager for Africa at Eaton. Key customers will be treated to a tour of the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town to gain practical insights and to experience a first-hand view of Eaton‘s innovative solutions.
Eaton has been in Africa since 1927 with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Algeria and Nigeria. With 200k ft².of manufacturing space located in South Africa and Morocco. Eaton offers a broad portfolio supplemented by “made for Africa” products and services with 900 employees and numerous distributors across the region. Eaton holds an accredited level 2, BBBEE verification certificate allowing us the opportunity to help our customers grow and provide sustainable economic benefits to the communities in which we operate. We are dedicated to the growth and transformation of Africa’s businesses.
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.