Trinity Energy takes up electrification project in Wau
By: Wek Atak Kacjang
Local group of companies known as Trinity Energy has taken up the electrification project aimed at supplying power in Wau State.
According to Trinity Energy Power Project Manager Dr. Phillip Waden, electricity is one of the greatest scientific innovations of mankind because it has become a part of daily life and one cannot think of a world without electricity.
Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, Waden said “electricity is an important aspect both at home and to the industries because almost all electronic devices at home and businesses are running using electricity, our target is to rehabilitated power plans and distribution network.”
Waden added that the plans to expand power generation were underway though facilities at hands are insufficient.
“Our target is to bring power plans to operation and then next we see how to increase capacity. The only two engines which are defendable on the two main engines we are going to be rehabilitated. These two engines each produces one megawatts when we bring them to operation they are not going to serve the whole town,” Waden said.
He added that Wau was selected ahead of locations because it is the second largest City in the country.
He pointed out that “the major challenges are spare parts because if you look into engines these engines are exported from Asia and these engines need spare part if you are going to buy them you need hard currency. Also other challenges we don’t have enough man power who are specialized in these area of mechanical and electrical engineering but in time I think we can train more people so that we can get rid of challenges we are facing,” Waden stressed.
“Government first gave us mandate to do the business so we have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Minister of Energy & Dams that is why we started essential work like painting of power plans. As I speak now power generation is a national project.”
He revealed that smart electrification will allow the citizens to make better use of energy, reduce emissions and ultimately help mitigate climate change. Electricity is the most versatile and easily controlled form of energy. At the point of use it is practically loss-free and essentially non-polluting. At the point of generation it can be produced clean with entirely renewable methods, such as wind, water and sunlight. Electricity is weightless, easier to transport and distribute, and it represents the most efficient way of consuming energy.