Tuesday , September 29 2020
Home » Business » Industry/Manufacturing » Nigeria adopt standards for renewable energy, hybrid systems for rural electrification 

Nigeria adopt standards for renewable energy, hybrid systems for rural electrification 


By Charles Nwaoguji

The Nigerian National Technical Committee on Electrical/Electronics (E/E)  has recommended 12 PICO PV systems standards, guide for renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification to the Nigerian Standards Council for adoption as Nigeria Industrial Standards.

Rising from a 2-day meeting in Lagos recently, the Technical Committee (TC) Chairman, Engr. Ayodele Esan stated that the recommended Standards which were all referenced from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards were carefully considered and found relevant to the Nation’s needs.

In his welcome address at the opening of the TC meeting, Director General Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Osita Aboloma stated that the increased demand for energy in urban and rural areas necessitates greater emphasis on standardisation and conformity assessment in the electrical/ electronic sectors.

According to him, SON mandate places premium on safety, quality of services Renewable Energy Standard 1 300x168 Nigeria adopt standards for renewable energy, hybrid systems for rural electrification products, value for money, sustainability of the environment, poverty reduction and value addition through standardisation.

Represented by Engr. Achema Alewu, Group Head, E/E, the SON Chief Executive commended the support of the International Financial Corporation (IFC), through its Lighting Africa/Lighting Global initiatives for the development and implementation of the considered standards throughout the African continent.

He emphasized that in addition to coordinating Standardisation of the E/E industry, SON also provides necessary infrastructure, test equipment and building of technical capacity in collaboration with the IFC/African Clean Energy (ACE) and other development partners.

The SON boss implored producers, importers and exporters of E/E products to leave no stone unturned in helping to sanitize Nigerian markets of substandard products  to boost the Nation’s trade across borders in view of the imminent implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

According to him, the implementation and enforcement of the recommended standards, after approval by the SON Council must be such that products that do not meet the required standards will not be produced in, nor allowed into Nigeria.

Stakeholders who participated in the standards adoption process include from
the Nigerian National Committee on IEC, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Solar Energy Nigeria, Lighting Africa (IFC), Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE).

Others were, Nigeria Society of Engineers, OOLU Solars, National Center for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, SunKing Green Light and SON Electrical/Electronics Department Staff.


About Editor Charles

Check Also

 SUNREF launches in Nigeria with €60 million funding for renewable energy projects

  By Charles Nwaoguji The Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance (SUNREF), a …

How Manufacturers spend over N8bn on palliatives –MAN

By Charles Nwaoguji  Manufacturers under the auspices of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said they …

Why we are against CBN policy on bills for collection, other forms of payment – LCCI

  By Charles Nwaoguji Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has express concern over …

OPS frown on FG  on increase of  electricity tariff

By Charles Nwaoguji The Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) comprising of the Nigerian Association …

How Ibeju-Lekki Youths Reap Benefits Of Dangote Refinery Vocational Training

By Charles Nwaoguji Many indigent youths in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State are now counting …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright @ 2018