Determined to stabilize and improve on power generation in the country, Government is considering a fast way of solving lingering power supply shortage through embedded power. By this, less emphasis would be on the national grid, while small cluster of end users and industries located in the same area can have power distributed to them from the excess produced in their localities.
Speaking at a recent parley with newsmen, Professor Chinedu Nebo said that even farmers can also benefit from embedded power.
To encourage those interested in the model, he said, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is considering a type of intervention similar to the carbon credit scheme already developed in some countries, noting that as at now nothing is on ground as a form of incentive to those interested, as it is known in other climes.
He assured that Government is desirous of encouraging those with excess power that could be used as embedded generation, such could be sold to the grid after clearance with appropriate Government agencies.
Prof. Nebo denounced the unpatriotic acts of pipeline vandals, describing their actions as pure sabotage, “these people seem to be against progress of their country, by the way they operate, it is clear that they are sophisticated and have clear understanding of the terrain, whenever we finish repair works, the vandals will strike immediately afterwards”.
He said Government is now set to use digital system to counter this menace, promising a robust synergy of all security agencies in the years ahead in tackling these criminals.
Deputy Director (Press)