CREN urges FG to provide policy framework, concessions for renewable energy sector

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The Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) has advocated for the deployment of a clear cut policy framework and concessions from the federal government for Nigeria’s burgeoning renewable energy sector, The Guardian reports.

The President, CREN, Mrs. Anita Okuribido, during the council’s induction ceremony in Lagos, said the country has gone far in renewable energy technologies, but stressed that the challenge hindering renewable energy technology is lack of a clear cut policy framework to ‎drive the sector. She said as a result of this, the council has been collaborating with the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Council (NERC) to have clusters of renewable energy deployed in the space of one megawatt of off-grid solar systems in communities to boost power supply in the country.

She tasked the government on a special concession to renewable energy components and‎ devices currently being imported into the country, saying that the council has started looking at ways of manufacturing these components locally by collaborating with NASENI in the six geopolitical zones to have at least six manufacturing companies for solar panels and other related devices in Nigeria.