Consolidated Power Projects’ (CONCO’s) Protection and Automation division has given their brand a makeover. Now known as CONCO Energy Solutions, they are making themselves more attractive to accepting industry opportunities as well as expanding their services to continue meeting customer needs.

CONCO Energy Solutions divisional manager, Andreas Richelmann describes the motivation behind the transformation in a statement.

‘Added to our core business of providing high quality protection and automation solutions for major substation projects, we have widened our scope of supply by expanding our offerings to include low voltage products (MCC’s), Battery Chargers and batteries, Smart Grid Solutions and a wide variety of telecommunication solutions…

We are also aiming to tap into the supply contract market whereby we will provide products that are non-project specific. With our experience in working on large substation projects, we can ensure that what we supply is the best solution for the customer and that it is fully integrated. By taking full responsibility for the customer solution, we ensure that all areas of the control room are covered.’

CONCO Energy Solutions have recognised the opportunities in Smart Grid Technology in Africa and have decided to take their technical skills up a notch by growing their division to include Smart Grid applications.

‘Through our new name, logo and premises, it is our aim to be more independent and to attract customers external to the CONCO group in order to expand our customer base. With a holistic approach to business and understanding all aspects of a substation, we believe we are well placed to tap into the new markets’, Richelmann said in a statement.

Africa has opened many doors of opportunity for investors and with low levels of electricity access, Smart Grid technology could be one of the solutions towards driving a brighter future for the African continent. With large discoveries of untapped natural resources, the continent can begin to capatilise on its natural gems.

 CONCO Energy Solutions has the foundations to supply  their customers with products that best suit their financial and technical means, which is important to maintain a competitive marketplace.

With an industry that is changing on a monthly basis, it is crucial that stakeholders stay abreast of new developments and continue to adapt their business models to ensure that the techonology and services on offer are best suited to an unstable environment.