As the country awaits sustainable and efficient power supply, the need for energy conservation is believed to be a necessary step in that direction.An energy consultant, Ogirinya K. Igwe stated this in an exclusive interview with The Tide last Friday in Port Harcourt.
He said the step was imperative, due to the importance of ultilizing energy, thereby, reducing waste.
Igwe noted that the process would eradicate wastage of energy without doing any harm to productivity and growth rate.
The consultant who said he was among those trained by the State Government in Namibia in 2010 on power generation, noted that the short supply in electricity should be partly blamed on consumers.
He regretted that in most homes, several appliances and bulbs could be switched on for hours even when people are not around.
According to him, Nigerians must learn how to conserve energy if they are prepared for improved power supply.
On the issue of high electricity bill as alleged in some quarters, he said such is being observed due to the poor electricity supply in the country.
He said if power supply is regular and steady, the consumers may even pay more bill without complains.
Igwe said he has several certificates in energy related field, tasked energy distributors in the federation to step up action if they were ready to net profit in business.
He also called on the power companies to device better means of punishing their debtors, saying that sending workers on disconnection mission was now dangerous, due to the volatile nature of the country.