Organisers of the forthcoming Alternative Power Exhibition have promised to deploy alternative energy solutions that would help address the power needs of households and corporations, especially with the tough economic condition currently witnessed in the country.
In a statement in Abuja, Mr. Bode Adefolu, convener of the programme scheduled to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium from September 14 to 17, 2017, noted that the exhibition would provide Nigerians with available sources of energy that is reliable, sufficient and dependable to address the power needs of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SME, industries, businesses and for home use among others.
He said, “The impact of the economic crunch has, in no small measure, impacted on the source of power generation in our country. The incessant decreasing power supply has further impacted on standard of living, leading to low income for the country, low performing businesses and subsequently, high cost of living.
“As at July 2016, the national grid generated about 2,984.3 megawatts (MW) with most of the eight power plants lying idle due to gas supply shortfall.
“The exhibition, which is a convergence of different alternative power products like solar power system, inverter, geothermal, biomass, energy cook stove and rechargeable electronic appliances, would provide opportunity for Nigerians to tap into energy that would help spearhead economic development, empowerment and also make significant impact in addressing the country’s electricity crisis.