*As Uwaifo calls for commercialization, higher load factor
By Osa Mbonu-Amadi
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor James Momoh, has blamed failure by successive governments to grow and develop the power sector to allow for the industrialisation of the country its the poor development.
This, even as Engineer Solomon Omorodion Uwaifo, a renowned power sector expert, author and joint winner of the NLNG Prize for Literature, fingered the lack of commercial engineering for the poor state of electricity utility in the country, calling for a change in the mantra of operations by both the government and discos while aiming for higher load factors and their sustenance as part solutions to the sector.
Both of them made these disclosures yesterday in Lagos at the public presentation of the book, titled, Conversations in Electric Utility Engineering, written by Uwaifo.
Momoh, who was the chairman at the event, in his remark, traced the history of electric utility by Edison, which he said has grown in quantum over the years to engineer production and industrialisation across the world.