The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment; to the 2023 sustainable energy target. The Minister had earlier said the country had a sustainable electricity vision of achieving 30 GigaWatts (GW) by 2030 with 30% in the renewable energy space.
Speaking on the theme “Energising Economic Growth and Sustainability.” the minister, represented by his Special Technical Assistant; Mr Gabriel Lorsase, said the ministry had ongoing renewal energy programmes and initiatives in place to achieve the target.
The Canadian High Commissioner, Mr James Christoff; said the country was open to more bilateral cooperation in the power sector with Nigeria. The High Commissioner said Canada would assist Nigeria in achieving power sector transformation.
Christoff, represented by the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Teshome Nkrumah, said it was necessary for Nigeria to first create an enabling environment where economic incentives would align with goals.
Sanda, represented by Mr Aik Alenkhe, the Chief Human Resources Officer, EKEDC; said the company was exploring off-grid power supply options such as embedded generation; and wind generation projects estimated at about 1,200 megawatts to improve supply to its customers.