Who We Are
We are a team of 5 Engineering graduates who have come together to leverage the integration of Science, Technology and Engineering in delivering a new solution designed to solve the energy conservation culture challenge facing Africa’s power sector by developing a computer controlled energy management system, suitable for African homes. Our key objectives are to:
- Contribute towards the development of Africa’s Power Sector
- Create jobs for African youths
- Advance Nigeria’s Science and Technology sector
What We've Done
As a contribution towards helping the African Power Sector, we have developed an innovative solution geared towards conserving energy consumption by automatic regulation and dynamic load shedding among other methods of energy conservation. The central system of the Computer Controlled Embedded Energy Management System performs the dynamic load shedding by simply interfacing a Java developed desktop application through serial communication with a PIC microcontroller and other electrical and electronics peripheral components which make up the embedded system connected to the house's distribution board.
The system categorizes various devices in the home under 4 major classes and equips the user with the options to permit selected class of these devices to switch ON for a desired number of seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months, years or for a particular range of hours and days as the case may require. Also, permit selected class of devices only a particular kilo watt hour of energy consumption, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. This automated system is designed with individual modules such as temperature, moisture, light and motion dependent device controllers which will be installed at various locations of the home as required.
At full utilization, the system will help conserve about 877kWh of energy per home per month, which is equivalent to a massive savings of $105.276 per home per month. This will ultimately appeal to the African man's pocket, contribute to solving the growing need for energy conservation in Africa and thereby creating the platform for redistributing this conserved energy to other productive parts of the economy
Where We Are Heading
We are headed towards full scale commercialization of our innovation, thereby contributing towards solving the poor energy conservation culture among Africans. In as much as there might be social awareness and drive towards educating the African masses on the essence of energy conservation, it is factual that, till date, there is complete absence of a qualitative technological measure obtainable to African homes to help inculcate the energy conservation culture as emphasized socially. Hence, we are sure that commercializing our innovation and securing a trade contract to implement it in millions of African homes will contribute positively towards improving the current state of our Power Sector.
Towards expansion, our team has put together lasting strategies to perfectly match anticipated external challenges which range from economic instability, operational licensing challenges, import embargoes and up-scaling cost implications, to mention a few