NERC working on alternative energy sources for power sector – Chairman

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says it is working on alternative energy sources to boost power supply in the country.

Its Chairman, Prof. James Momoh made the disclosure in an interview in Igarra, Edo. “We are working on other options of energy supply so that we don’t have to always rely on power from Egbin, Afam or Sapele.”

“That is why now, we are working and making sure there is network to transfer long distance power to other parts of the country. With respect to renewable energy, God has given us wind and solar energy in Nigeria, sunshine which can be turned into energy.”

“We have investors, even Nigerians themselves who are interested in getting involved in the business of energy production, we have regulations that allow them to do so. So if you know somebody who wants to engage in distributing power, marketing power, making money, we are the people that will authorize such persons.”

Source: The Guardian

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