Ogun ponders alternative energy options

16 October 2012, Sweetcrude, ABEOKUTA – OGUN State is seeking other energy sources away from the national grid, special adviser to the state governor on energy, Mr. Taiwo Fagbemi, has said.

He said the government was exploring other options to ensure adequate supply of electricity in the state, stating that less than 300 megawatts of electricity was coming to the state from the national grid.

As part of this plan, he disclosed that the state government would be organising a Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo, NAEE, later this month to woo investors to tap into the energy potentials in the state.

Fagbemi said by leading the way in planning for alternative power solutions, the government would increase the state’s power threshold and also guarantee rural electrification.
“Through this Expo, we are demonstrating our commitment by improving environmental stewardship, while also lowering our reliance on diesel power generation. Improving the energy efficiency our nation’s industrial facilities is critical for development and the environment,” he said.

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