The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) has been conferred as a Centre of Excellence (COE) in training for the power sector in Africa after the assessment of its application by the African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE).
Consequently, NAPTIN has been granted admission into the membership of the African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE), a pan African initiative led by Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) and supported by the African Development Fund of the African Development Bank Group.
NAPTIN is the only representative of the African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE) in West Africa and one of the eight training centres of the network in Africa.
Fatima Ademoh who is Founder & CEO, Ajima Youth Empowerment Foundation, Nigeria, has emerged winner of ‘Young Energy Leader’ award at the ‘2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards’ that was announced at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.
Fatima Ademoh is an energy and finance specialist and currently serves as the Project Developer in the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), funded off-grid Renewable Energy project being implemented by Ajima Farms, which over 500 residents of in Reji village of Kuje Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have been connected to a 20 watt Biogas Digester Off-Grid uninterrupted power supply, and commissioned by USADF, led by its Regional Director, Tom Coogan, along with Reji Village Head, Ibrahim Kuyagwa.
She is currently on a 10 watt Biogas Digester off-grid power project at Kuwizhi village of Kuje Area Council and soon to be completed and commissioned. In this capacity, she led the preparation of funding proposal that secured US$150,000 grant in the USADF Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge.
According to Fatima Ademoh:
“I want to thank all those who have believed in my quest to extend electricity access to off-grid communities, especially in the Waste-2-Watt (W2W) Project. And for all the young people out there, let’s keep being the agents for change in our communities.”
Obayagbona Emmanuel Imafidon, an Electrical Engineer from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu has revealed that he has invented a power-generating device that could generate power from thunder lightning, which can solve the problem power outage in the country.
According to Obayagbona Emmanuel Imafidon,
“I have been researching on generating constant power from thunder lightning. That is using a strike of thunder lightning to generate power that can serve Nigeria and Africa for five years and 30 days. That means that whenever thunder strike for once, we are sure of uninterrupted power for five years and thirty days.