Power Africa selects Networked Energy Services as an Official Partner

Power Africa is collaborating with NES as it continues its expansion of utility projects in Africa

San Jose, CA, October 25, 2021: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), is excited to announce its selection as an official partner of Power Africa, which is a U.S. Government-led partnership, coordinated by USAID.

Power Africa chose to collaborate with NES because of its plans to further expand into Africa, with projects in the DRC, Ghana, South Africa, and elsewhere. NES looks forward to supporting Power Africa by developing and implementing smart grid and smart metering projects in the region, which will reduce losses, improve revenue, and assist with generating project funding for adding MWs and new connections.

NES is committed to sustainable value creation and delivery by aligning its business strategy to meet societal needs while reducing environmental impact and advancing social development. This commitment is embedded in NES at every level and a fundamental part of its values. NES is interested in working with utilities in the region to help them deploy smart metering and smart grid solutions in order to reduce losses, improve energy efficiency, and improve service. In addition, the NES technology allows utilities and their customers to implement load conservation strategies and integrate renewable generation alternatives. This will enable NES to assist with generating project funding and support the objectives of Power Africa to add 30,000 megawatts (MW) of installed generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Collaboration with the private sector is core to achieving Power Africa's mission to end energy poverty,” said Mark Carrato, Power Africa Coordinator. “We are excited to announce our official partnership with the U.S.-based Networked Energy Services and supporting their efforts to bring smart metering solutions to electricity grids across sub-Saharan Africa."

 “We are honored to have been selected by Power Africa as an official partner,” said Larry Colton, Director of International Business Development and Government Affairs. “NES is excited about the future possibilities and the synergy that will come from our partnership with Power Africa. This partnership will help NES expand the deployment of smart grid and smart metering solutions that will help utilities in Africa reduce losses, improve energy efficiency and improve electricity service.”

About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards.  You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management and security software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.

About Power Africa
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership, coordinated by USAID, which brings together the collective resources of over 170 public and private sector partners to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2013, Power Africa has delivered first-time electricity to 118.5 million people across sub-Saharan Africa and connected more than 25 million homes and businesses to on- and off-grid energy solutions. Power Africa’s goal is to add at least 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner and more reliable electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections by 2030. For more information about Power Africa, visit: www.usaid.gov/powerafrica/.