Power Sector: Expert Advocates Technology, Knowledge Sharing To Tackle Challenges

An International Energy Expert and Chief Executive of ENACCESS, Mr Vivien Barnier, has called on the Nigerian government to invest in technologies and knowledge sharing to tackle the country’s power sector challenges.

He made the call while speaking with Journalists on the lines of an Open Source in Energy Access Symposium in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Mr Barnier stressed that knowledge sharing was a springboard to addressing Nigeria’s energy challenges. He identified inefficiency, repetitive efforts, and reasons for Nigeria’s power sector problems.

“There is a lot of inefficiency in the sector, so many actors, not only in Nigeria, work towards the same goals and make repetitive efforts. I believe that people should work together and share knowledge to help address the challenges in the sector, “Mr Barnier said.

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According to him, Nigeria should be open and willing to try new technologies. Technology may not be cheap today, but it will be after a couple of years. There should be more investment in solar energy and other renewable energy,” he stressed.

In March 2024, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, during the 7th Nigerian International Energy Summit in Abuja, said about 92 million Nigerians lack access to electricity. Adelabu’s statement comes amid Nigeria’s persistent power sector challenges.

Nigeria still has 4,000 megawatts of electricity supply with over 200 million people.

The Symposium offered opportunities for networking focusing on the development, utilization, and impact of open source tools for energy access. Functioning as an ecosystem builder.It also provided a vital platform for stakeholders to discuss the challenges and prospects confronting open-source tools for Energy Access in Nigeria and Africa.

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