Videre Global awarded United Nations Development Programme grant to trial Energy Management technologies.

Two year trial awarded to British company making impact on global energy market.

In September 2015 Videre Global were invited to present to the Mauritius government on the topic of Solar Power Production through Power Purchasing Agreement, Expression of Interest issued by the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius. The visit included Craig Morgan, MD of Videre Global meeting with Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritius as well as the office of the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy, Minister of Local Government, Minister of Infrastructure and the Department of Energy Efficiency Management.

As well as meeting government officials the trade mission saw Videre Global establish itself with leading Mauritian businesses including; Leal & Co (Leal Energy), and Omincane a sugar and power producer through bagasse (a by-product of the cane sugar industry) as well as EU initiative the Indian Ocean Commission.

During the visit Videre Global were asked by the department of Energy Efficiency Management, part of the Ministry of Energy office, to discuss securing a reliable energy grid which would meet the requirements of a growing Mauritian economy. Highlighting the need to manage energy more efficiently as the government looked to move away from traditional fuels towards sustainable clean energy it became apparent that as well as looking at how clean energy could support the growing needs of the economy innovative energy management was of equal importance.

Through the United Nations Development Programme and the department of Energy Efficiency Management, Videre Global were subsequently approached to tender for a proof of concept funded grant to trial energy management technologies evaluating government energy outputs. The tender was awarded late November and will run for two years monitoring five Mauritian government department sites creating accurate, quantifiable data which will help develop an energy efficiency strategy for the country.

Craig Morgan, “Videre is delighted to be awarded this UNDP grant for Mauritius – especially so, given that this was our first trade mission to the Indian Ocean islands. Most people are aware of new clean tech products utilising natural sustainable energy but as important is the understanding of your energy. Changing from fossil powered energy to sustainable sources of energy is just the start and to fully maximise your energy usage it’s vitally important you understand your energy output. Through our energy management technologies and behavioural change programme we are estimating 10-20 percent energy savings as a starting point.”

“Our energy management technologies form part of our innovative portfolio of energy solutions which all help reduce our customers carbon footprint and allows them to think smarter about their energy use. Working with the Mauritian government on this important United Nations Development Programme initiative will be the test bed for more sites both in Mauritius and Africa as we develop our export markets.”

The energy management trial is due to start mid December when installation of the hardware and software is complete with ongoing support provided by Videre Global in conjunction with their energy behavioural change programme.

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