Experts call for improved local content in solving Nigeria’s power crisis

Experts have canvassed a more robust integration of local content expertise and the building of a better transmission network into the current drive to improve power generation and supply in the country.

The experts, which include officials of Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission, NERC; Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN; among others stated this at a workshop on Transmission Grid Expansion: The Way Forward for Stability of Power Supply in Nigeria, organised by the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, and the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, in Akure.

Apart from the need to promote local content, the experts also said there was an urgent need to build transmission network and infrastructure, which they consider is more critical than power generation at the moment. They also called for the deployment of smart grid technologies and application of state-of-the-art technologies as part of measures to solve the country’s power problems.

Source: Vanguard



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