Omatek set to bridge electricity supply gap
• Commissions solar factory
Indigenous technology firm, Omatek Ventures Plc, has expressed its readiness to bridge electricity supply gap in the country.
The firm said its latest and modern solar factory is now in the best position to immensely provide the assistance towards ensuring that the Federal Government delivers enduring power to ordinary Nigerians.
The Group Managing Director of Omatek Ventures Plc, Florence Seriki, disclosed this at a public forum in Lagos at the weekend. She said the 50KVA three-phase off-grid solar solution commissioned earlier in its factory will provide 24/7 power with 85 per cent reduction in consumption for factories, banks, telecommunications firms, government and other organisations that require big power installations.
Seriki also disclosed that the factory assembles locally the 12watts, 20 watts, 500 watts power solutions that replace the “I better pass my neighbour generator”, for small homes, shops, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), churches, rural electrification and rural system, street lighting implementation, schools and for students, farmers among others. “Why should our students still use lantern to read as we did, in this new digital age?” she querried.
She added that Omatek is now more than ready to partner with the Federal Government to offer affordable power solutions to communities and rural areas as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda of finding a lasting solution to the perennial power problems in the country.
The Omatek boss said that the entry cost has reduced since the company has reduced the consumption required by about 85 per cent and this reduces the solar wattage requirement.
“However, for this to go round most Nigerians, federal government and state governors can assist by encouraging smooth consumer-type procurement where civil servants, teachers, among others can buy on consumer basis and pay over a period from salary deductions,” she said, “adding that this will bring smiles back to Nigerians as sleeping in the heat can be very depressing.
Students and farmers are not left out from this arrangement as banks, leasing companies, insurance companies, cooperative societies, among others can consider partnering to assist Nigerians to own this solution.