Alternative Power Sources: Experts Laud FG

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Some power experts
have commended the Federal Government for its efforts in seeking alternative sources of generating electricity in Nigeria.
They spoke with The Tide source in Lagos against the backdrop of the Federal Government’s signing Power Purchase Agreements for 14 solar projects in Nigeria.
The Federal Government on Aug. 4 in Abuja signed Solar Power Purchase Agreements with 14 solar power project developers to improve electricity supply in the country.
An expert, Mr Kola Adeshina, said the agreement was a milestone and a welcome development for the power sector.
Adeshina, who is the Managing Director, Sahara Power Plc, said concentration on gas and hydro-electric power should be complemented by renewable energy sources.
“Government’s initiative is commendable. They are on the right track seeking alternatives for electricity generation,’’ he said.
Mr Oluwaseyi Gambo, an official of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), also lauded the development, saying that it was good.
Gambo said that the Northern part of the country would benefit greatly from the project.
“It is a good thing and will benefit the North greatly.
“With all the pipeline sabotage taking place, we cannot put our eggs in one basket by relying majorly on gas power plants.
“We have hydro-electric power, but we have been neglecting solar which is a resource we have in abundance.
“Not all the 14 solar projects will get to the finish line, but the bulk of them will be producing within two years,” the PENGASSAN officer said.