Mathesis Consulting has started series of roadshows to expose the planned multi- billion dollar renewable opportunities in Nigeria, The team will meet with Alternative Energy innovators, Manufacturers, Enablers and funding institutions in Johannesburg, Durban, London, Pennsylvania and Abuja in the April and May 2012.
The business development director –Chris Edeh said, “The idea is to enable foreign companies and investors gain confidence in the Nigerian energy market”. The response we got from the first Nigeria Alternative Energy expo in October 2011 proved that Alternative Energy is a viable option in the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration road-map for power. The country has achieved key milestones in the last few year with power generation and distribution; with PHCN privatized the field is now leveled for the stakeholders.
President Goodluck Jonathan reveled in the privatisation plans last year that Nigeria will need over $10 billion a year of investment over the next decade to meet its energy needs. Power blackouts are major brake on growth of the sub-Saharan Africa’s second-biggest economy and Goodluck have made it one of the cornerstones of his administration’s goal.
This is one of the events lined up before the NAEE 2012; Sept 17 – 19 in partnership with other stake holders launch other energy saving initiative in the coming months in Abuja, Mr. Edeh revealed. Nigeria companies are also invited to connect to the Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program to mobilize the private sector in building sustainable industry that provide safe, affordable modern off-grid lighting for the Africa’s un-electrified communities. The program mission is to increase energy access and provide better lighting to more than 250 million by 2030.
About Mathesis Consulting:
Mathesis is committed to making social investments that lead to successful and vibrant communities. In order to maximize the impact of investment, we support innovative organizations that serve the underserved, and leverage technology solutions to improve the efficiency, reach, and impact of their services. Mathesis has offices in London, Abuja and South Africa: www.mathesisconsulting.com
About Lighting Africa:
Lighting Africa lowers entry barriers to the off-grid lighting market, from the design of lighting products to their production and distribution. The program: Establishes quality standards; Supports product development; Attracts new companies to the market; and Supports governments in integrating off-grid lighting products and services into their energy access programs. The program works with product manufacturers and distributors, consumers, financial institutions, development partners, and governments to help build markets for reliable off-grid lighting products.
By: Chris Edeh