Through thorough training of a capable workforce for the power sector, the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria has publicly stated that it has invested in the renewable energy sector.
This was said by the institute’s director general, Mr. Ahmed Nagode, at the agency’s alumni conference on Wednesday in Lagos, which had as its theme “Continuous Professional Development: The Key to Unlocking Power Sector Potential.”
According to Nagode, NAPTIN made the decision to create a thorough training programme for renewable energy since it was necessary to investigate methods of power generation besides the national grid, such as solar energy and other renewable energy sources.
According to the DG, the focus of NAPTIN in the area of renewable was more concentrated around solar PV under the Nigeria Energy Support Programme initiative under a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and Germany being handled by GIZ.
He said NAPTIN had come up with four critical areas in renewable energy development for the country. These areas included: Solar PV installation and maintenance; solar PV supervision, which he said was an advanced stage of solar PV installation and maintenance; mini-grid design aimed at putting up off-grid solar systems; and energy efficiency to be able to manage the quantum of energy available.
The NAPTIN boss added that all the above-highlighted aspects of renewable energy development were targeted at attaining energy sufficiency for the country in a bid to build the skill of young Nigerians to be able to install and maintain solar PV among other areas of renewable.
Story adapted from Punch