Environmental Business - News - June 26, 2022

Sahara Power unveils Gree’n’lectric to promote environmental sustainability

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Chief Corporate Services Officer, Emmanuel Udu; Student at Powerfields Group of Schools, Egbin, Chiemela Okoh; Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group, Kola Adesina, with Powerfields Student, Hawau Sharafa; Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Group, Ejiro Gray; Powerfields Student, Israel Anyanwu, and Chairman, Egbin Power Plc, Temitope Shonubi during the launch of Gree’n’lectric digital publication.

To support its commitment to environmentally relevant solutions in its operations, Sahara Power Group has unveiled ‘Gree’n’lectric’, a wholly digital publication dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability in the power sector.

The Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Group, Ejiro Gray, said at the formal unveiling of the publication at Egbin Power Plant, that the company, which connects over 30 million homes to power nationwide, considers access to clean, safe, and reliable energy as cardinal goals of its business.

“Gree’n’lectric is one of the vehicles of sharing our journey to green, as we articulate our efforts and plans towards addressing global sustainability concerns,” Gray said.
“Our business daily impacts and is impacted by natural, social, and human capital interests on which the sustainability of our people and the planet depend. We believe that these interests must be tackled head-on with unwavering accountability and responsibility to provide assurance for a better tomorrow,” she added.

The Director said Sahara Power’s commitment to protecting the integrity of the environment remained unwavering and generational through the involvement of young students and entrepreneurs in sustainability conversations and interventions.

A student at Powerfields Group of Schools, Egbin, Israel Anyanwu, said young Nigerians were increasingly becoming aware of the need to be part of the process of safeguarding the environment.

“We are studying hard to contribute our quota, while observing basic practices that helps to protect the environment,” he said.

Gray said Sahara Power was exploring and investing in several renewable energy solutions to boost power generation and distribution mix, in a bid to ensure the company continues to “bring energy to life responsibly”.

Sahara Power entities, including, Egbin Power Plc, Ikeja Electric and First Independent Power Limited (FIPL), Gray noted, hinge their operations on emission reduction, resource efficiency, business ethics, health and safety as well as inclusion and diversity.

With the deployment of electric buggies and scooters, bicycles, and a robust walk-to-work initiative, she said Egbin Power has reduced the use of fossil fuel vehicles in the facility, cutting off the emission of 670,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

“We have also planted over 1000 trees, cut paper consumption, saved 105 KWH from reduced printing and continue to digitalise our operations to secure the environment. Ikeja Electric pioneered the first e-billing initiative in the power sector and has safety certifications that reinforce our commitment to sustainability,” she said.

Gree’n’lectric, a bi-annual publication, highlights key Sahara Power Group environmental, social and governance milestones.

The fully digitized publication can be accessed via QR codes and easily shared via several messaging apps on mobile devices.

“As we continue to scale our operations to meet expected global economic expansion and parallel increase in energy demand, sustainability will remain the driver of our operations, with a firm commitment to measuring, monitoring, and communicating our progress to our stakeholders,” Gray said.

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