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EnergyNet takes a bold step into Africa’s off-grid and on-grid Space


By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme


The Managing Director of EnergyNet, Simon Gosling, has revealed the company’s financial supports towards African students looking to explore the energy sector in the region. He made this known to newsmen at a press conference in Abuja.

According to EnergyNet’s Managing Director, Simon Gosling: “We have financed up to 20 NAPTIN students over the last thress years and have also financed students from around the world to attend conferences in order to meet and network with industry professionals as this will help them position their careers in the right direction”.

He said, EnergyNet have also worked with 36 state governments and has supported 76 students across the African continent in the last 3 years.

“We financed an offgrid energy projects in South Africa which is providing energy for a school. We are also building a microgrid in Sieria Loene and have just launched a new micro mini grids in Guinea Bissuae which we are working with various Government stakeholders and private sector,” he added

He adds: “Last year summit, we started to integrate conversation around the off-grid space in Nigeria. We are bringing people from Bogu who can engage the community and senators coming together to talk about the off-grid opportunities. But this year summit is focused on the integration of renewables on both offgrid and ongrid”

Pan Africa Solar, Chief Executive Officer, Marcus Heal also commented: “This conference is focused on the recovery plan of the Nigerian power sector which has attracted high level delegates both regional and
international to attend the event. The major discussions during the conference is focused on the power sector recovery plan and to bring people to contribute for the recovery of the sector. Next year edition will make a significant impact and there will be multi billion contracts to be signed within the power sector of Nigeria.”

Over 20 years, EnergyNet have a business portfolio from across the world and has been organising investment summits, business meetings focused specifically on the power and industrial sectors across Africa. The company facilitate investment summits where government officials, industry players and investors engage in an open forum to establish business relationships with the aim of providing energy solutions to the region.

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