Cummins targets 25% reduction in air pollution with gas powered generators


September 12, 2017 | 12:45 am
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Cummins Power Generation Nigeria Limited says it plans to reduce air pollution by 25 percent with the deployment of a cheaper and environmentally-friendly gas powered generators in residential and factory premises.

Having a strategic partnership with Powergas Nigeria that supplies Compressed Natural Gas to homes, malls and factories in Nigeria, Cummins is working to expand its scope of activities to cover more areas due to the epileptic power supply from the national grid

Daniele Sechi, General Manager, Cummins Power Generation Nigeria Limited said by targeting to replace diesel and petrol backup generators, Cummins Power Generation Nigeria Limited aims to work on multiple options for customers to accelerate gas generators’ adoption with a better operating cost when compared to a petrol or diesel set.

According to him, “You power cuts for hours in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria which also suffer from a lot of air pollution. There is talk of banning diesel vehicles. This is where replacing diesel by Natural or Compressed Natural gas in generator sets can help cut pollution,”

He observes that the Pollution dilemma in Nigeria is a time bomb waiting to explode with hundreds of people dying of air pollution either through petrol generator or car fumes.

“We need to know that particle matter and carbon monoxide are part of the most dangerous pollutants in the world and we are soothing through them in Nigeria. Adopting gas-based generators can also be economically rewarding, Graham said. “At current gas and diesel prices, a gas-based generator can provide electricity from N30 per unit (kWh) compared to N145 per litre for petrol and N175per litre for a diesel generator set,” he said.

These generators consume large amounts of diesel on a daily basis and the resultant cost effect is extremely high, thereby making cost of power generation very expensive, not to mention polluting the environment as well.




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