Storage and other innovations in Electric Power Solutions occupied the centre stage on Thursday as stakeholders converged at the Commerce House, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Lagso State.
The programme, organised by NLNG in collaboration with LCCI had in attendance former Minister Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande, Prof. Alfred Susu, the Nigeria Prize Advisory Board members; Dr. Peter Ngene, winner of 2018 Nigeria Prize for Science winner; among others
The programme was also an opportunity for the President of LCCI, Babatunde Rewase to call for the reform of power sector in Nigeria in-line with global direction.
Taking the audience down memory lane on the origin of Nanostructure, Dr. Peter Ngene, winner of the 2018 Nigeria Prize for Science emphasized the critical role of funding.
In her remarks, Mrs Eyono Fatai-William, General Manager, External Relations, Nigeria LNG Limited said Most of us here may be conversant with the long history of powering from the era of coal to the era of crude product, to hydro-power and most recently, natural gas.
She said:”The gradual transition to cleaner and more reliable energy source has been slow albeit arduous. This is a challenge that all including those of us in the private sector must continue to find ways to independently or collaboratively help the public sector to resolve.
Very early in our operations at Nigeria LNG, we initiated well thought out interventions programmes that focus on actualising our aspiration of helping to build a better Nigeria, and the Nigeria Prize for Science is one of those initiatives.
We are here today because the outcomes from that annual competition are increasingly shedding light on how we can possibly help to solve some of the nation’s problems which include electricity shortage.
In recognition of the need to encourage more work in finding solution to electric power generation in the country, Nigeria LNG using the platform of the science prize competition, last year, encouraged research works on the theme – Innovations in Electric Power Solutions.
The beautiful result that emerged from that competition is the reason we are here today; to publicise the work among industry players and to inspire interest in harnessing the work for further breakthrough.
On October, 2018, Dr. Peter Ngene was declared winner of the 2018 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Science for his entry, “Nanostructured metal hydrides for the storage of electric power from renewable energy sources and for explosion prevention in high voltage power transformers”.
By City Businessnnews