African Centre Of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE SPED)

Host University: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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Africa Center of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), is a World Bank assisted project domiciled in the faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka. The Center was conceptualized to proffer sustainable solutions to some developmental challenges peculiar to the Sub-Saharan Africa region. These challenges include lack of access to a reliable electric power supply, poor diffusion of renewable and alternative energy technologies, as well as a shortage of high-level skilled manpower to deploy and manage the power supply system.

The fundamental aim of ACE-SPED is to carry out impactful educational research development and training activities in five major thematic areas, such as (i)Electric power systems development, (ii)Renewable energy, waste-to-energy and energy conservation, (iii)Energy resources assessment and forecasting, (iv)Sustainable energy materials, (v)Energy policy, regulation and management.

Using a student-centered, interactive, and engaging educational curriculum cum robust research and development themes with strong practice orientation, ACE-SPED plans to equip it’s Masters and PhD, degree graduates to deliver a great impact on sustainable power and energy development in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The Center aim to train skilled manpower to boost electricity generation and distribution in the region (using conventional and renewable energy resources) to support national grids as well as the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP). The center will also run short courses for personnel of management cadre in energy and power sector.


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