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NIEEE Calls For Electric Grid Decentralization, Inaugurates Benin Chapter

The National Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Engr Akan Michael has once again called for the decentralization of the National Grid infrastructure given its continuous collapse. The chairman made the call during the inauguration of the chapter in Benin.

He said it was unthinkable that the government was bent on continuing with a system that was not sustainable but require a huge investment it was incapable of providing. He said it was shameful that the nation was in darkness despite multiple sources of energy mix available to it.
The professionals in the sector have been calling on the government to do the right thing given the frequent collapse of the grid and poor service delivery.

According to him, the State Assemblies should hasten action to pass the amendment Constitution bills to enable the States to engage in micromanaging the sector.

Speaking during the inauguration as a guest on a topic titled; Scalable Solar Roofing Technologies For On-Grid And Off-Grid Applications, Engr Prof Adagbonyin Obiazi presents the solar-roofing technologies as viable, reliable, durable and sustainable option in providing sufficient, stable, available and quality power supply scalable to both residential and commercial levels for on-grid and off-grid applications.. According to him, this will augment the current generation capacity which dismally averages 3,500 megawatts for a population of over 200 million.

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Engr Ikponmwosa Amayanvbo who became the pioneer chairman of the Benin chapter promised to work with his executive committee members to deliver on the mandate of the Institute by promoting its cardinal objectives. He expressed profound gratitude to all and sundry that contributed to the success of the event which he considered historic and epoch-making.

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