IKEDC, Huawei partner on IoT solution for improved power supply


Business Leader (Distribution) in Sahara Group, the firm with majority stakes in Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), Mr. Rotimi Onanuga, said that the firm had contracted Huawei Technologies for its Internet of Things solution, which would aid the IKEDC to improve its performance in area of power supply and metering, The Punch reports.

Onanuga said, “$1.4m has been paid to Huawei, spanning over a period of over two years, from January 2015 to April 2017, to enable it to set up its IoT solution in solving our power problems.”

The Sahara Group boss explained that Ikeja Electric was already deploying the Huawei AMI Solution, “which provides a complete set of components, including smart meters, concentrators (Huawei IoT gateway AR530 series), and an electricity operation and management system.”