Power supply to improve in 2 months –Nnaji
•FG to distribute free bulbs
From THERESA EGBA, Abuja Wednesday May 09, 2012
Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, has assured that Nigerians will experience improvements in power supply over the next two months as the benefits from ongoing rehabilitation projects become evident.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, Nnaji noted that power had dropped in recent weeks due to gas constraints at thermal power plants and water shortage at hydro plants.
He said millions of energy-efficient led bulbs would be distributed free to all consumers as part of energy efficiency programme to reduce consumption through reduced use of conventional light bulbs.
A 15-watts-led bulb is equivalent to a 60 watts regular bulb while an 18-watts-led bulb is equivalent to a regular 100 watts one, he added.
According to him, investors from all over the world such as China, India, South Korea, Europe, Americans, Africa, Nigeria, etc. have shown commitment and interest in Nigeria’s power sector through participation in the ongoing privatisation programme and proposed Independent Power Plants (IPPs).
He explained that the aim was to fully implement the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act of 2005 and transform the ownership and control of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), to ensure that all aspects and stakeholders of the NESI are working together to deliver efficient electricity at reasonable price.
via Daily Sun