6th July, 2011
This yearâ€™s edition of the Alternative Power Exhibition, a convergence of a wide range of alternative power sources, will hold from next Monday, 11 to 16 July in Lagos.
The fair, in its third year, will showcase alternative electricity sources like the inverter, wind power, solar power, power pack, low energy bulbs, amongst others, at the Lagos Television, LTV grounds, Alausa, Ikeja.
Folub Eletrik Servz, the initiator of the idea, said the exhibition is a response to the yearnings of Nigerians for efficient alternative power sources, in the face of perpetual outages caused by collapse of the countryâ€™s power sector.
â€œThe fair is borne out of the necessity for Nigerians not to be silent and wait endlessly for power that never comes,â€ said Bode Adefolu, Managing Director of Folub Eletrik Servz.
The alternative power expert said itâ€™s about time Nigerians â€“ burned out by the crazy cost of running generators â€“ switched to more reliable and easy-to-maintain power sources.
â€œNow that electricity tariff has even been hiked for non-available power, people can take advantage of cheaper and renewable alternative power sources,â€ advised Adefolu, whose firm has, for 10 years, been in the service of providing power solution.
Folub Eletrik Servz partnered with the LTV to organise the exhibition.
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Lawrence Ojo, said the fair will be graced by the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Mrs Helen Oputu; the Chairman Council for Renewable Energy of Nigeria, Professor Titilayo Kuku; and officials of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN.
At the week-long fair, international and local firms, in the service of providing alternative power sources, like Wandel International, Authur Engineering, Vintech Limited, among others, will be on ground to meet thousands of expected visitors.
By Tokunbo Olajide