REAN mobilizes to improve electricity supply

REAN President, Dr. Segun Adaju and REAN Executive Secretary, Ms. Salamatu Tunzwang during a press conference in Abuja.

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) says there is a need for comprehensive media awareness of renewable energy, to improve electricity supply, minimize grid collapses and halt pollution of the environment.

At a press conference in Abuja, REAN Chairman, Dr. Segun Adaju, said Nigeria offers the largest renewable energy market in all of Africa, which can have a positive impact on production. electricity, thereby reducing environmental pollution.

“We have solar, wind, biomass, small hydro and geothermal energy sources. Currently, Nigeria spends an average of $15 billion every year to power its generators, according to a report by the Central Bank of Nigeria,” Dr Adaju said.

Dr. Segun Adaju said the Association provides an alternative means of energy and a potential $15 billion market to move generators and install renewable energy.

“There are also electric vehicles. I was in Rwanda recently and saw their motorcycles. They were all electric. They have installed a charging station for electric vehicles. You go out in the morning to do business and come back in the evening when the battery runs out and keep it to recharge. This reduces vehicle emissions. noted Dr. Adaju.

In a presentation, REAN’s Executive Assistant, Mr. Ugonna Dimeke, explained that the Association had developed strategies to increase electricity supply by 45% through a mix of renewable energies before 2030.

REAN Executive Secretary Ms Salamatu Tunzwang said there was no limit to what solar power could provide.

“It’s one of the issues of realizing that the renewable energy mix is ​​limited to low-voltage appliances.
with relevant information, renewable energy would make a huge contribution,” said Ms. Tunzwang.

Policy Officer of Allon, REAN’s Renewable Energy Partner, Mrs. Adaobi Oniwinde had advocated for appropriate legislation to attract investment in the renewable energy sector and ensure standardized equipment for quality installation throughout the country.

Reporting by Kayode Oyebisi; Edited by Adeniya Bakare

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