Buildings need an electrical system made for a world full of direct current (DC) powered devices, like LED lighting, EV chargers, and digital devices like laptops. Cence Power is leading electrical systems into the future by providing a cost-effective DC power distribution system. To avoid flicking lights and heavy cables, as well as the inefficiencies and safety hazards that often come with alternating current (AC) electrical systems, you can implement a centralized DC power distribution system, like the Cence system. With Cence, you can eliminate inefficient AC-to-DC conversions and safely provide high-voltages of DC power to building systems. Additionally, with a Cence system, cables are lighter, safety is intelligently managed with fault detection, and your electrical system can reduce maintenance costs and save up to 40 per cent on energy.
Tell us about yourself?
I’m a marketing professional with five years of experience doing marketing and content creation for the manufacturing and technology industries. At Cence Power, I’m the Marketing Lead and Technical Content Researcher. I write a lot of technical blog articles about direct current (DC) power, how to make electrical systems efficient, developments in smart and LED lighting, power systems for telecom, and more. I also optimize the content on our site for search engines (SEO) and create educational content in a variety of media, such as videos.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and progress takes small, consistent steps. Learn to live with the process, even if it looks like a half-finished construction zone. This advice applies both to the work we’re executing on in-house projects and my professional development as a marketing professional.
What problem does your business solve?
The electrical grid that was established over 100 years ago is no longer in-line with today’s electrical needs. Now, over 70 per cent of our devices require DC power to operate, but power grids deliver AC power. This results in many inefficient AC to DC-conversions.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
I am not the business owner, but I imagine the founder’s inspiration came from his experience at University. When Bolis Ibrahim was studying to become an engineer, he noticed that DC devices were not directly getting the power they needed, and then he saw the market for DC power distribution systems in larger facilities. Larger facilities benefit more than smaller ones by reducing their wasted energy by eliminating AC to DC conversions. I am inspired by the mission of Cence Power myself because I believe we are making buildings more sustainable, and this could play a big role in reducing our society’s carbon footprint.
What is your magic sauce?
We offer one of the only Class 4-rated power systems on the market. The Class-4 rating for power systems was recently added to the National Electrical Code. It’s a rating for fault-managed power systems that can safely provide up to 450V DC power. Being able to provide high-voltages of DC power allows our cables to be lighter and makes our system a viable replacement for traditional electrical systems. Additionally, depending on your jurisdiction, conduit and mechanical protection are not required with our system because we use fault management as a safety feature. Another thing that differentiates us from the competition is our extensive collection of learning resources dedicated to teaching people in simple but technical terms about DC power, fault management, and other advancements in energy-efficient electrical systems. You can read about Class 4 power systems and fault management on the blog on our website.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
We want to implement as many Class 4 power systems as possible, helping to reduce energy consumed by DC-powered devices by up to 40 per cent. I’m sure Bolis has some more specific target numbers.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
I can’t speak on Bolis’ behalf, but for me, it’s been relaying technical information and the benefits of DC power distribution to the public in an easy-to-digest way. Our product is relatively niche, so finding an audience of people interested in our content can be a challenge. However, I think there is a large group of people interested in learning more about how to make buildings more efficient in general.
How can people get involved?
When you follow a company on its various social media platforms, it’s free to do and goes a long way to support a company. As a company, we’re very active on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Medium. Here are the links:
You can also contact us through our website (cencepower.com) and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on the developments in technology that are making buildings more energy efficient.