Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Monday July 31st 2023
Gombe Gov Decries Poor Electricity Supply, Urges Investment in Power Sector
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has expressed concern over the poor condition of power supply in the state and the country at large, a trend he noted must be stopped.
The Governor attributed the problem to the inefficiency and failure of leadership at different levels, calling on leaders at various positions of authority to brace up and put things right.
Inuwa therefore restated his government’s readiness to partner the private sector towards harnessing the power potentials of Gombe State, thereby fostering industrial development, economic growth and prosperity of the people
Rep Ogene Advocates Investment In Renewable Energy
Hon. Afam Victor Ogene, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on renewable energy, has assured that the committee would lead the charge in the formulation of vital policies for a new direction in the nation’s energy needs and enabling technologies, away from the dwindling fossil energy, to more sustainable and cleaner renewable energy.
Ogene, who is also the Labour Party caucus leader in the House, gave this assurance in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, to appreciate the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu and the leadership of the 10th Assembly, for finding him worthy of the chairmanship of this important committee.
El-Rufai’s Energy Ministry Focuses on Gas, Petrochemicals
Nasir El-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna State, will head up the new Ministry of Energy focused on the larger strategic goal of using the Electricity Act 2023 to bring Federal and State government capacities to widen energy access for Nigerians.
With the creation of a new ministry for energy and the appointment of a swashbuckling reformer to head it, the Federal Government is signalling its intention to turn the focus away from oil, bringing together gas and power to deepen industrialization and grow petrochemicals, experts say
All Customers Have Right to Refund When Overbilled — NERC
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that all customers have the right to a refund when overbilled by their respective distribution companies (DisCos).
This was made known by the Commission via an awareness video on its Twitter handle recently.
Also, in the Commission’s website were listed all the rights of electricity customers in the country.
The rights are “All new electricity connections must be made strictly based on metering before connection.
Six Ways to Reduce Your Electricity Bills –NERC
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has outlined six ways in which Nigerians can lower their electricity bills.
The tips were shared by the Commission via its official Twitter handle on Thursday, July 27.
These tips are helpful for both metered and non-metered customers, so they do not have to pay so much for electricity consumption.
The tips include:
Install CFL or LED bulbs
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are energy-saving bulbs that help users save money, use less energy, reduce light bulb changes, and lower greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions that lead to climate change.
The Impact of Climate Change on Nigeria’s Energy Market
Climate change, a global concern that continues to challenge nations worldwide, is significantly impacting Nigeria’s energy market. As Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, Nigeria’s energy sector is a critical component of its overall economic stability and growth. However, the increasing effects of climate change, including erratic rainfall patterns, rising temperatures, and extreme weather events, are posing substantial threats to the country’s energy production and distribution.
SPE to Target Cleaner Energy Security
Amid energy poverty, economic struggles in Africa, alongside global best practices on climate actions, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council, is set to throw its spotlight at enhancing the transfer of knowledge and technology within the Nigerian and African energy sectors, driving innovation and development at the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) which begins today.
The conference themed; Balancing Energy Accessibility, Affordability and Sustainability: Strategic Options for Africa” will be held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos from August 1-3, 2023.