Energy deficiency, which has resulted in a high level of energy poverty in Nigeria, is capable of undermining the socio-economic values of the citizens, the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) has warned. It thus expressed pleasure at being at the forefront of activities to promote the growth and development of the renewable energy industry.
“The ultimate goal is to bring about a reduction in Nigeria’s energy poverty by reducing the adverse socio-economic effects on Nigerians,” the agency said yesterday in a report. Having regularly arranged or collaborated on awareness and capacity building programmes, the body said the most recent was its planned unveiling of a solar energy information portal.
According to REAN, the attitude towards solar power in the country is still mitigated today, as it is often heard that “Solar doesn’t work” due to the fact that some initial projects may have underperformed in the past.
EU, Germany May Support Nigeria’s Power Sector Metering Programme – ThisDay
The European Union (EU) and Germany may consider supporting the implementation of the Meter Assets Providers (MAP) programme and eligible customers regulation of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
MAP regulations are set to provide standard rules to encourage the development of independent and competitive metering services in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), with the NERC saddled with the licensing of pre-qualified providers who will finance, install, maintain and where necessary, replace end-user electricity meters.
The revelation on EU and Germany’s possible support in the MAP programme is coming as an impact investment firm in the off-grid electricity market, All On disclosed Monday that with about 60 million petrol and diesel generators currently in use in Nigeria, the economy has become largely uncompetitive and unproductive.