The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has hinted on plans to collaborate with some tech companies to digitalise electricity access in its franchise area.
AEDC Chief Business Officer, Sani Usman gave the hint at the Nigeria Energy Conference, recently in Lagos.
The Conference was Co-sponsored by AEDC with the theme: “Affordable, Reliable and Sustainable Energy through Collaboration”.
Speaking at the Conference, Sani Usman explained the need for utilities to collaborate using modern technological solutions.
He said: “traditional electric utility
Models across the globe are continuously facing policy shift and technological changes”.
He said, there was a need to decentralize, decarbonize and digitalise electricity access thus the need to collaborate with the private sector to achieve this turnaround.
AEDC reiterated its commitment to being at the forefront of beneficial collaboration in the best interest of its customers.
Other issues discussed at the event bordered on mini-grid solutions, regulatory measures for improving the Nigerian Energy mix, the state of electricity in Nigeria and the role of traditional utilities in ensuring affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.
The event had in attendance the Special Assistant to the president on infrastructure, Ahmad Rufai Zakari, the Minister of Power represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Temitope Fashedemi, the Commissioner, Legal, Licence and Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye and Sani Usman, Chief Business Officer (AEDC) amongst other dignitaries.