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Power management company Eaton has won the Hannover Messe Industrial Energy Efficiency Award for its microgrid system installed at its Wadeville headquarters and manufacturing facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The newly-created Industrial Energy Efficiency Award is dedicated to identifying and awarding prizes to outstanding industrial processes and applications based on their energy efficiency, targeting providers as well as users of energy-efficient solutions for production processes.

"Efficient energy use is a matter of importance for all industries, but it is especially important for the industrial manufacturing and energy industries," said Basilios Triantafillos, global director energy at Deutsche Messe.

Triantafillos added: "We are therefore delighted to be able to honor leading innovators of energy efficiency with this new award. The Hannover Messe Industrial Energy Efficiency Award gives energy efficiency the platform that its importance merits." 

Micro-grid facility

The micro-grid in Wadeville includes the first-ever deployment of Eaton's xStorage energy storage system in Africa.

This innovative solution strengthens the energy supply for Eaton's Wadeville site, thereby reducing demand on the national grid and on regional infrastructure.

“The micro-grid will be an important driver towards a resilient, cost-effective power future for Africa,” said Seydou Kane from Eaton.

“It forms an integral part of our mission to improve people’s lives on the continent through power security and stimulation of infrastructure development, where a substantial portion of our business will come from.”

With more than 6,000 exhibiting companies and more than 200,000 visitors every year, HANNOVER MESSE is the world's leading tradeshow for industrial technology. It brings together all key technologies and core areas of industry – from research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies.

About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

About Eaton in Africa

Eaton has been in Africa since 1927 with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria, with 200k ft².of manufacturing space located in South Africa and Morocco. A certified BBBEE Level 1 contributor in South Africa, Eaton offers a broad portfolio supplemented by “made for Africa” products and solutions. Eaton has over 700 employees and numerous distributors across the region, allowing us the opportunity to help our customers grow and provide sustainable economic benefits to the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.eaton.com