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Power IoT

Lighting Up the Life of Nigerian People

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Nigeria, with 173 million people, has the largest population in Africa. It also is Africa’s largest economy. In 2013, Nigeria’s GDP was US$509.9 billion. Nigeria is attempting to improve its infrastructure, focusing on energy production, including renewable energy sources, as well as power transmission and distribution.

Although Nigeria is rich in energy reserves, and the government has instituted electric power reform regulations and invested in power supplies, Nigeria’s power supply continues to face challenges as its economy develops.

There is still a great gap between power supply and demand and, as a result, the country’s manufacturers, trade enterprises, and homes spend approximately US$21.9 billion a year on purchasing diesel fuel and gasoline to generate electric power.

“Advanced Metering Infrastructure is such that we will be able to monitor the usage of all the customers at our offices here. We discover that Huawei is the best company that can give us these services that are required to make our proposed meter roll-out simplest.”

—Engr. Abiodun Ajifowobaje, Former CEO, Ikeja Electric

Challenges

  • Severe Line Losses

    In Nigeria, electricity theft often occurred due to the country’s out-of-date electric power infrastructure. The line loss rate was up to 40%.

  • Time-Consuming, Difficult Bill Collection

    Electricity bill collection was difficult. Only 60% of the electricity charges were collected, and the time needed to collect the bills was 3 months to 4 months.

  • Poor Work Efficiency

    There was no IT system that could be used to support service management or process user requirements. O&M staff had to read meters manually and, as a result, meter reading was inefficient and many times inaccurate.

Solutions

  • Smart Electric Meters

    Huawei’s AMI Solution deploys smart electric meters that support multiple electricity theft detection and metering methods.

  • Smart Metering Network

    Huawei’s AMI Solution builds a smart metering network that collects power utilization information in real time and generates alarms on electricity theft incidents.

  • IT-Based Application System

    Huawei’s AMI Solution deploys IT-based application systems that analyze line losses and electricity theft behavior through data statistics, and enables automatic charging, dunning, and selling of prepaid electricity.

Benefits

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    Lower Line Losses, Fast Bill Collection

    Ikeja Electric has reduced their line losses by 31% and shortened the bill collection time period from three months to zero months, thus achieving real-time bill collection.

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    Lower Labor Force Costs

    Ikeja Electric is able to audit processes, reducing labor force costs by up to 90% by using the IT-based office systems.

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    Higher Work Efficiency

    The open and unified management platform accelerates electricity charging and bill collection, and integrates application systems such as electronic bills, improving work efficiency and user experience.

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