Nnaji, Stakeholders Decry Poor State of Power Infrastructure

A former Minister of power, Professor Barth Nnaji and some of the new owners of the distribution company yesterday, declared that Nigerians power generating facility are obsolete and unreliable.

They however, suggested embedded generation as short term solution to the current energy challenges in the country.

Speaking at the seventh Lagos state Economic Summit (Ehingbeti 2014) Nnaji disclosed that there was a wide gap between electricity supply and demand, while the transmission infrastructures are weak and inadequate.

He further stated that the distribution network was over loaded, while the rates of technical and commercial losses are very high.

Nnaji suggested and embedded generation using the ring-fencing method whereby areas are divided into economic clusters, as the short term solution for the power deficit in the country.

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