The Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited Nigeria, Mrs. Onyeche Tifase, has advocated for investments in the power sector to achieve digitalisation of the nation’s electricity grid.
She stated this in Lagos at the company’s Energy Management Solutions for Transmission and Distribution Customer Forum, adding that the power sector was fraught with challenges, especially in terms of transmission and distribution.
“Nigeria is at the phase where we are using a lot of mechanical solutions or basic automation solutions. When we are talking about smart grid, you really need to have a network that is fully enabled to send and receive information. Some of the solutions we are presenting are from our digital portfolio,” she said.
The network in Nigeria according to her has not been fully enabled to allow for digital communication.
“Digitalisation is critical for any country but you have to progress towards it. There has to be a plan in place about how you are going to enable your network; there has to be investments made.”
The managing director further said that Siemens is poised to support the country in increasing the efficiency of the entire generation, transmission and distribution segments including metering and revenue collection by performing system studies and resolving issues where necessary.