USTDA

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has selected EnerNex as a partner for grid modernisation project in Cote d’Ivoire.

EnernEx will provide its services for the implementation of a smart grid study project.

The study will help Côte d’Ivoire Énergies (CI-ENERGIES)  to identify measures to reduce its energy losses.

The results of the pilot will be used to develop a full “Loss Reduction Strategy” and implementation plan to reduce energy losses globally.

The project will also help Cote d’Ivoire to expand its energy generation capacity by integrating more renewable energy resources.

The West African country is confident modernising its grid will help it to achieve its goal of becoming an emerging country by 2020.

The goal is to improve, ultimately, the standard of living by adopting measures and reforms to accelerate people's access to basic goods and services.

“We commend CI-ENERGIES for their solid operational and technical advancements among the different segments of the Ivorian electricity system which will enable overall efficiency to be higher than 87% by 2020,” said Aaron Snyder, EnerNex director of technology consulting.

“We thank USTDA and CI-ENERGIES for giving us the opportunity to build upon and learn from the Ivorian experts and we look forward to strengthening the grid to achieve the goal of this study,” Snyder added.

Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA’s acting director, said: “Our Agency’s study will help modernise the country’s grid by utilising American engineering expertise and create new opportunities for US smart grid firms to enter this dynamic market.”