Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Tuesday February 21st 2023
Bridging the Gap Between Energy and Sustainability
OVER the past three decades, there have been rising concerns about the environmental impact of climate change, as well as the economic implications of burning carbon-based fuels. These concerns have inspired innovation in the field of renewable energy for mass consumption. The Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, reveals that over 40 per cent of the global population is being pushed beyond its limits to adapt to climate change.
Setting Agenda for Nigeria Next President
Obinna Chima highlights issues that Nigeria next president must address to fix the country ailing power sector and improve electricity supply to homes and businesses.
Nigerians are expected to troop out this Saturday to perform their civic responsibility of electing the country next president, who will lead the over 200 million citizens of Africa most populous nation for the next four years, beginning from May 29 this year. One of the factors they would be considering is who among the top contenders can transform the country power sector.
FG to Partner Private Sector on Green Tech
In recognition of the role energy industry will play in the development of the Nigerian economy, the Federal Government has assured Nigerians of plans to unveil a ground plan that will revolutionize the sector and the nation economy.The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation , Dr. Adeleke Mamora, disclosed this while speaking at the National Forum and Award Ceremony of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme in Lagos.
The minister who was represented by the Director, Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Peter Ekweozoh, said that the energy sector is capable of positioning Nigeria on a global scale.
Delta Poly Generates Energy Internally
RECTOR of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara, Prof. Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, has said that the institution would work on solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to generate a substantial proportion of its energy needs internally.
He said the institution â€œwill also be exploring the hydro advantage of the River Ethiope, which is just some feet beside the polytechnic.
South Africa’s Energy Crisis Catalyzes the Local Energy Transition
Load shedding is a well-known phrase among South Africa’s population. Scheduled and unscheduled power outages have become a reality for years. One crucial cause is that the vast majority of South Africa’s electricity is supplied by a fleet of coal-fired power stations that have been overused and under-maintained for years.
Phyllis Yang, Head of Sungrow Southern Africa, said: “The energy structure dominated by coal power lacks of resilience. Renewable energy contributes to mitigating the energy crisis, meanwhile, enabling the country to transition to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy system in the long term
Europe Transmission Grid Operators Back Energy Storage in EU Electricity Market Reform consultation
ENTSO-E, the association of European transmission system operators (TSOs) weighed in with its views on the European Commission reform of electricity markets last week. ENTSO-E represents 39 member organisations from 35 countries.
The European Commission opened a public consultation period on its Electricity Market Design reforms for the European Union (EU) on 23 January, as reported by Energy-Storage.news at the time. The consultation period closed on 13 February.
The transmission operator group published its submission to the consultation a day later. It said that while the EU should pursue energy security as a primary aim of the reforms, it should also accelerate the transition to a resilient and affordable carbon-neutral power system.