renewable-energyThe federal government has reiterated its determination to use alternative energy to solve the problem of epileptic power supply in the country.

To this end, the government said it will discuss the modalities for the use  and the need  to embrace alternative energy at the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo 2013 billed to take place in Abuja between October 16  and 18 this year.
Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, has confirmed it will sponsor  and participate  at the confab.

The  company said it is proud to have the world leading solar company in Nigeria, as Nigeria’s  Power Sector Reform reach the next most crucial phase.

Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Prof Onyejose, said Trina Solar is deeply committed to global environmental and social responsibilities and will continue to integrate this philosophy in their Nigerian operations and market. “Nigeria has certainly proven its commitment in restructuring its neglected electricity industry.

He said the political will is imminent, projects are being developed, and the global energy industry has awakened to the prospects for investments in Nigeria, owing to the attractive investment landscape that has been created to engage and encourage private sector participation.

NAEE 2013 takes place in partnership with Africa Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA),  the Renewable Energy Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Energy Commission, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), National Agency on Science and Engineering and Infrastructure, (NASENI) and SMEDAN  as well as numerous other local and multinational organizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Africa Renewable Energy Alliance, ADB, and World Bank, Clean Energy Business Council from both the public and private sectors. This year’s event will attract more than 4,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the world.


Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.