The Balbriggan offices of electrical consultancy firm Premium Power received a special delegation visit this week from representatives of five African nations. Ambassadors from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa and the First Secretary of Lesotho were in Ireland to discuss the growing electrical power systems market in Africa and the business potential available to Irish entrepreneurs.
Investment into Africa has led to a burgeoning power market, with demand often outstripping supply. It’s estimated that energy demand in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 80% by 2040. Africa is also emerging as one of the biggest growth regions in the area of solar power and geothermal energy.
Managing Director of Premium Power Paula O’Neill said: “We were delighted to welcome the special delegation of ambassadors and representatives to Premium Power offices this week. Africa is a country we have looked at, but the speakers highlighted just how much business potential is there should Ireland wish to invest.”
Premium Power offers electrical consultancy in the areas of renewable design, power quality analysis, and electrical hardware and software systems, all of which are vital in building a solid, reliable and resilient power system in Africa.
“We would be delighted to partner with other firms who are currently exploring power systems work in Africa,” said Ms. O’Neill. “We have the knowledge and we have the expertise. The potential is undeniable.”