Alternative Sources Key to Boost Electricity Supply

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Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing  said the decline in electricity supply from 5000 MW to 2000MW since February 2016, to continuous attacks on gas pipelines by militant groups, channels tv reports.

Fashola disclosed this while delivering a key note address at the second edition of the National Council on Power (NCP) Stakeholders meeting in Kaduna State.
He advocated for alternative power sources such as solar, wind energy, coal to complement existing hydro and gas so as to address poor power supply.
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai adviced the federal government to retain the transmission sector and privatise the DISCOs and GENCOs.
He adviced the restructuring of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in order to make it more proactive and effective.
The 2nd edition of The National Council on Power stakeholders meeting was organised by the ministry of power, works and housing which had the theme “Achieving Incremental, Then Uninterrupted Power.”
NCP stakeholders meeting provides a platform for the ministry to interact with all stakeholders in the power sector  to provide a road map to address the challenges in the sector.

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