Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Tuesday September 5th 2023
Adelabu Will Revolutionize Power Sector
A business tycoon and media consultant Idris Busari, made the remarks when he featured on a live media programme in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to him, Adelabu will surprise Nigerians with stable power supply earlier than anticipated, adding that the minister is fully prepared to initiate a remarkable turnaround in the sector, focusing on generation, transmission, and distribution, despite the challenges at hand.
Highlighting Adelabu’s determination, Busari asserted that the transformation would begin to take effect within a few months. He, however, warned that any segment of the sector that fails to comply with the transformation process would be left behind to face the consequences.
NEMSA Allays Fear of TID Key Change on Pre-Paid Electricity Meters
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) and Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, Aliyu Tukur Tahir, yesterday allayed fear over the proposed Standard Transfer Specification (STS) prepaid meters upgrading using Token Identifier (TID).
Tahir said NEMSA would ensure that all electricity meters and instruments deployed in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) are of the right standard, specification, safety and quality to accurately measure and record electrical energy consumed.
NERC, NiNAS Collaborate to Improve Power Sector Laboratory Testing
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, collaborating with the Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS, has held training on competence requirements testing and calibration laboratories – ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
The three-day meeting held at the NERC headquarters had the theme: Understanding the application of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in testing laboratories in electricity generation and distribution value chain.
In his welcome remarks at the opening ceremony, the Commissioner of Engineering, Performance and Monitoring at NERC, Engr. Chidi Ike, stated that the Commission was raising the bar on the standards of meter testing laboratories.
Stable and Transparent Policymaking is Essential to Reach Nigeria’s Electrification Targets
Nigeria has set some of the most ambitious energy targets in Africa. The country aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 whilst securing universal access to electricity for its fast-growing population. Nigeria has also established an intermediary “30-30-30” target, which aims to reach 30 GW of grid-connected capacity with at least 30% renewable energy by 2030.
Delivering on this ambitious plan will require enormous investments, much of it will need to be attracted from abroad. In an in-depth study published in 2022, Wärtsilä estimated that over 1 terawatt of installed power capacity will need building by 2060 to achieve that goal. Financing this monumental power system expansion plan will require investments of nearly $20 Billion until 2030 and some $425 Billion until 2060 according to the most advanced models.
Federal Government Assures Electricity Meters Upgrade Won’t Affect Credit Balance
The Federal Government, on Sunday, revealed that the electricity meter upgrade process to be implemented by power distribution companies would not affect the credit units’ balance in the meters.
This was disclosed in Abuja by the Managing Director (NEMSA) Aliyu Tahir, who stressed that the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, would ensure that all electricity meters and instruments deployed in the sector were of the right standard.
AU, IRENA Push for Sustainable, Modern Energy in Africa
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), yesterday, sealed a deal to accelerate access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
The pact would provide support for nations in their efforts to achieve the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7.
The agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera, and AUDA-NEPAD CEO, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, on the sidelines of Africa Climate Week in Nairobi.