Following the eighth edition of Sustainable ConversationsTM (SC VIII) which held in September, 2018 in Lagos; Conveners, ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited, in partnership with IHS Towers presented the whitepaper on the proceedings of the event to the office of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, via the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
The whitepaper focuses on the theme of the event Mini-grids: Bridging the Electricity Gap through Renewables and addresses the obvious gaps in developing the renewable energy sector in Nigeria, unraveling the obstacles to private sector investments in mini-grids and ultimately addressing the concerns of the civil society in taking advantage of renewable sources of energy.
The conversations around the topic also highlighted practical ways in which mini-grid power options can become a more affordable alternative for both investors and consumers in terms of regulations, cost and prospective funding.
In establishing a firm renewable energy mix for Nigeria, conversations have begun between key players in the industry such as IHS Towers, one of the major leading telecommunications infrastructure organizations; and private alternative energy providers in the country to establish a consortium of mini-grid developers.
IHS is also currently in talks with the REA to discuss access to energy efficiency and alternative energy sources in the rural areas and at the grass-root.
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