The power firm, Transcorp Power, has expressed its intentions to partner with Covenant University to explore solar energy generation and utilization in Nigeria. The Group General Counsel, Transcorp Power, Mr. Christopher Ezeafulukwe, disclosed this on Friday, February 10, 2017, when he went on a courtesy visit to the Convenant University.
Mr. Ezeafulukwe, decried the “critical situation” of power supply in Nigeria. He said that changes in government policies have had a drastic effect on Transcorp Power’s investment. He said the company’s partnership with power producer, ENGIE, on solar energy is in a bid to provide a solution to the challenges.
“We did preliminary work to identify stakeholders whose power we would need to address. One is the tertiary education sector, then Covenant University came up,” he said.
While acknowledging the giant strides being made by Covenant University in the areas of teaching, research and provision of infrastructure, Mr. Ezeafulukwe said that Transcorp Power was at Covenant University to understand the University’s energy needs, and areas where his company and the University can work together within the purview of what Transcorp Power was doing with ENGIE.
Mr Phillipe Miguele, CEO of pointed out, wants to partner with Covenant University on power generation and help to reduce the University’s cost as solar energy generation is cost effective.
Arc. Alade revealed that the ultimate goal of Covenant University is renewable energy with focus on solar, wind and waste. It would be ideal, he enthused, for the University and Transcorp Power to work together.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said he was not surprised that Transcorp Power had chosen to work with Covenant University, attributing the decision to divine providence.