The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) will attend the 8th edition of the Economic Community of West African States Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2023) that will hold at the National Assembly, Cabo Verde.
Prof Charles Igwe, the UNN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Pat Okpoko, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Adminstration and Prof Emenike Ejiogu, the Director of Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED) UNN would be delegates from UNN to the forum.
The forum is being organised by ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), with the theme: “Promoting Sustainable Energy in the ECOWAS Region.”
Ejiogu who is also the Dean, Faculty of Engineering in UNN disclosed this while speaking with newsman in Nsukka on Sunday.
He said that the invitation was in recognition of UNN’s effort and proven record to develop and introduce technologies that were sustainable in the energy sector.
“Three of us will represent the university in the forum from October 12th to the 13th at the 8th edition of ECOWAS sustainable forum 2023 that will take place at the National Assembly of Cabo Verde.
“The Forum will serve as an avenue to promote dialogue towards advancing the transition to clean energy as well as an opportunity for UNN to foster collaboration among key stakeholders in energy efficiency and sustainable energy.
“The ESEF 2023 will also serve as a landmark towards consolidating the progress made in achieving the ECOWAS region’s sustainable energy targets.
“Open investments opportunities, promote private sector engagement, accelerate the development of a viable regional electricity market, and present opportunities through dialogue on Green Hydrogen opportunities in the region,” he said.
The director explained that, ACE-SPED is one of the centres UNN is using to develop sustainable energy technology, adding that the university has introduced energy efficiency devices that help to conserve energy.
“This present administration in UNN introduced prepaid metres in the residential areas of the institution so that everyone can now monitor and manage how much energy he or she consumes, our target is to optimise energy use.
“On the development of energy conversions, UNN has been championing several technologies, one of them is waste-to-energy conversion as well as targeted usage of solar electricity,” he said,” he said.