Thursday, May 30, 2024

Nigeria To Tackle Powers Deficit With Alternative Energy Sources

The Nigerian Government, says it will address power deficit in the country by using alternative energy sources, such as windfall, solar and mini grids.

Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, represented by Director Procurement, Ministry of Power, Abdulrasheed Lawal, disclosed this in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at the presentation of the proposed 30 Megawatts Windfall and Solar Hybrid Project at Lekki, Lagos State, south-west Nigeria.

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According to reports, the project after necessary appraisal would be executed by Crown Resources Development Company Limited (CREDCO) in collaboration with Vergnet a French Wind Turbine Company, based in France.

” We are aware that presently there is energy deficit in the country, so we are doing everything possible to address the issue by investing in alternative sources”

”We have to think out of the box to achieve energy sufficiency; we have to look at using mini-grids, solar and wind to achieve this”

”We are already doing 10MW using Windfall in Katsina and we are trying to replicate same in Lagos in order to ensure reliable and steady power supply in the country,”  the Minister said.

The Chief Executive Officer of CREDCO, Barney Ojiah, briefing the Minister on the purpose of his visit said that they were in the Ministry to make a presentation on the project and to discuss how to further improve power supply for Nigerians.

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