Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu says the Federal Government plans to focus on an alternate source of generation to improve to power supply.
Speaking in Abuja while interacting with Power Correspondents, Adelabu said that the plan was to de-emphasise the national grid and focus on distributed power.
According to him, power can be generated and get down to the consumers without passing through the national grid, adding that the best way to do this is to look at alternate source of generation.
The minister said that government was also looking at solar energy as there were a lot of investors that have given the country offers to invest in it.
Adelabu said that a lot of them were asking the government to give them Power Purchase Agreement and evacuate it to the grid.
Adelabu said he has also ordered an investigation into the extension of the licences of Electricity Distribution Companies, otherwise known as DisCos by five years.
According to Adelabu, the problem in the power sector was multi –dimensional and cut across the value-chain from generation to transmission to distribution.