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XEM Consultants Ltd Organizes Workshop on “The Future of China and Africa Cooperation in the Electric Power Sector”

As part of her efforts to provide strategic solutions to national problems, XEM Consultants Ltd organized a one-day workshop for stakeholders in the electricity sector and the Shanghai University of Electric Power”, on Friday the 24th of November, 2023.

The workshop which has as its theme “The Future of China and Nigeria Cooperation in the Electric Power Sector: Exploring Opportunities for Cooperation Under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for the Nigerian Electric Power Sector” was held at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Headquarters had in attendance the Chairman, Senate Committee on Electric Power, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Managing Director Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the Director General of the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN), the Managing Director National Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (N-HYPPADEC), representatives from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), various players in the generation and distribution value chain of the Nigerian power sector and representatives of the University of Abuja and Mewar University.

In her remarks, the Convener of the workshop and CEO of XEM Consultants Ltd, Dr Eugenia Ndukwe praised the BRI which is China led global infrastructure developmental project aimed at increasing regional cooperation and connectivity through the building of critical infrastructure such as roads, ports, rails, and power infrastructure, with the philosophy of building sustainable economies and shared prosperity among participating countries.
She further remarked that the majority of the BRI projects in developing nations were aimed at regional connectivity, but hoped that the workshop would bring more focus to the energy needs of developing nations without which the philosophical ideal of a global community of shared prosperity which the BRI aim to accomplish.

The Shanghai University of Electric Power (SUEP) delegation which was led by its Vice President, Professor Feng Jinzhang, presented opportunities and areas of collaboration between participating agencies and universities present and SUEP. The workshop saw presentations on areas of collaboration and opportunities between the Shanghai University of Electric Power and various agencies and institutions present. Discussions revolved around the adoption of new technologies such as smart grid monitoring systems, photovoltaic power generation, remote grid monitoring systems, energy storage for grid stabilization, and other technologies aimed at strengthening and improving the generation, transmission, and distribution capacity of the Nigerian power sector.

In his remark the Chairman, Senate Committee on Power commended the organizers for setting up the workshop and expressed his hope that the opportunities and partnerships under the Belt and Road Initiative will provide impactful solutions to Nigeria’s struggling power sector.

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