The Lagos State Government has commenced the implementation of an energy conservation and management plan for various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government across the State.
A statement issued by the General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board, Engr. Mukhtaar Tijani, said the government’s initiative is geared towards operational efficiency and cost reduction in tandem with the ‘smart city ecosystem’ that leverages on the intelligent use of energy.
Explaining that the plan is part of the key recommendations of the energy audits conducted on some government facilities, Tijani maintained that the State must improve on its energy conservation and management to support her drive towards redefining the energy mix and distribution systems.
“Evidently, this administration is orchestrating infrastructure for a sustainable Smart City with an emphasis on safety and resilience. Conservation and efficient use of energy should be a key component of the overall plan”, he said.
Reeling out the significance of the initiative on the city’s resilience, the General Manager revealed that reduced consumption of energy will engender efficacy and energy sustainability within the State.
Tijani explained that the plan will measure the need for energy services that can improve environmental quality and lower energy costs by preventing future resource depletion.
“Another key component of the plan is the use of smart energy sensors with multiple functions to obtain corresponding information and share data for predictive analytics. These data can be used to detect, predict energy needs and provide valuable insights during times of peak demand”, the General Manager said.
Speaking further, Tijani revealed that the implementation exercise will also create an opportunity to sensitize staff of various MDAs to make informed decisions on energy utilization and support the government in proffering relevant solutions to energy challenges.
While maintaining that the exercise will help to highlight areas of rehabilitation and revamping of other electrical installations within the facilities of government, the General Manager affirmed that the plan is to create a comprehensive portfolio of efficient and standard energy generation.
“The project, be carried out in phases across all the State’s facilities including general hospitals, primary health centres, tertiary, secondary & primary institutions, will also support the establishment of energy consumption and efficiency mechanisms in MDAs”, Tijani said.