Monday
June 22
2020

Renewable Energy Is Electrifying COVID-19 Isolation Centers in Nigeria

By Ms. Talatu Tarfa & Ms. Ifeoma Malo

The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned our 21st century existence, wreaking havoc on both social and cultural norms and our way of life. It has also crippled the global economy and continues to impact diverse business sectors and industries — travel, transportation, education, and manufacturing.

While large-scale industries have been greatly impacted, many micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) and smaller businesses have been completely decimated, with many such businesses gone for good whilst others continue to struggle to survive with the earliest projected recovery times spanning from 3 to 5 years following the COVID pandemic.

The electricity sector has not been left out of this ongoing negative impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as it continues to struggle with increased epileptic power supply and increased losses stemming from unpaid electricity debts due to lack of cost-reflective tariffs and decreased consumer spending.

Photo courtesy of andreas.

Source: CleanTechnica (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Coronavirus, Energy, Environment, Finance
Tags
coronavirus, electricity, energy poverty, food security, minigrids, Off Grid Energy, supplychain