New partnerships and new product were the hallmarks of 2017 for Enatel Energy. Here are a few highlights.
Safaricom partnership displays Enatel’s agility in Africa
As telcos in Africa continue to experience supply and customer service problems from global suppliers, Enatel Energy stepped up to become a chosen local comms power partner.
This was epitomised by Safaricom partnering with Enatel Energy for a wide range of power solutions. New Zealand-made Innovations – such as the SYNERGi hybrid power management system – are being installed across multiple sites for Kenya’s leading mobile network operator to maximise power efficiency and resiliency, while reducing operational costs.
Enatel Energy made the decision to create a local office in Kenya just over a year ago and Rob Kurz, General Manager Sales – Energy and Renewables, says the decision has quickly paid off.
“We set up the Africa office in late 2016 because we saw the value of being here on the ground to offer world-leading innovative technology, but properly customised for local requirements and partner support.
“In less than a year we’ve really made our presence felt and clearly demonstrated the agility and flexibility of service Enatel Energy customers enjoy all over the world.”
New product and vision for the future debuted at Intelec
Intelec 2017 on the Gold Coast was the perfect platform to reveal energyhub, Enatel Energy’s latest comms power offering.
A DC UPS for network energy infrastructure and communication sites, energyhub immediately stood out due to its small form factor.
But as visitors to the Enatel Energy stand learned, energyhub’s size belied a very powerful lithium-ion battery and charger offering that delivers more on every level than a comparable lead-acid battery alternative.
The energyhub packs a powerful punch with a modular-based total output of 2.5kW 48Vdc and 25Ah of scalable storage capacity in just 2RU.
“We’ve had a fantastic response with acknowledgement of its unique capabilities and relevancy. But most of all, this solution is a timely demonstration of Enatel’s expertise, innovation and tackling long-time industry challenges,” says Damien O’Regan, Enatel Energy VP Product Strategy.
Enatel Energy’s stand at the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre was also the venue for our SYNERGi 2.0 AR experience that visualised, in augmented reality, the bidirectional future of site participation within the smart grid.
By combining a bidirectional rectifier with SYNERGi’s automated hybrid power management features, SYNERGi 2.0 will revolutionise the financial models for telcos and data centres allowing them to leverage their vast distributed energy assets.
Singtel deal ends 2017 on a high
Enatel Energy beat competition from some of the largest communications power manufacturers in the world as part of a tender to Singtel that saw us partner with regional distributor Enetek Power.
The deal is seeing Enatel Energy deliver a range of systems to sites within Singtel’s network, from microCOMPACT and flexiCOMPACT solutions through to 400kW systems.
The tender agreement was signed after almost a year of work, which included at one point concurrently testing systems with teams in Singapore and Australia, where Singtel own telecommunications company Optus.
Tony Chapman, Enatel Energy DC Regional Sales Manager – Asia Pacific, says the company competed well across the board.
“With the combined efforts of Enatel Energy and Enetek we presented a very compelling proposition that was recognised by all companies involved to be selected by Singtel and beat out competition from some very major players in the communications power sector.”
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