MINISTER OF POWER CANVASSES NEED FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said that in order to make electricity available to all Nigerians, efforts must be concentrated towards developing renewable energy along with conventional power plants to maintain a balanced energy in in the short, medium and long-term.

Fashola said renewable energies were the fastest power plants that can be deployed as the technologies required are compatible with what he described as the nations decentralized, stand-alone ideal for local, rural communities.

He also promised that the Federal Government, in a bid to improve electricity in Nigeria, is implementing off-grid renewable energy solutions such as rural mini-grids, standalone home solutions, IPP for Federal Universities, Teaching Hospitals and large-scale solar PV projects such as the Jigawa solar city

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