Sustainability and global warming have been the main topics of conversation for some time now, and businesses are increasingly embracing the need for sustainable solutions. Windek Energy, a Nigerian company, is at the forefront of this movement, aiming to become a powerhouse for clean energy in Africa.
In an exclusive interview, Nosa Igiehon Okunbo, CEO and founder of Windek Energy, shares his vision and the strategies the company employs to drive the energy transition. Growing up in Nigeria, Okunbo witnessed the detrimental effects of improperly managed energy systems and dirty fuels, which inspired him to get involved in Nigeria's energy transition.
Windek Energy leverages cutting-edge technology and industry expertise to enhance its operations in the oil and gas sector. By prioritizing high-quality energy from cleaner hydrocarbons, tracking their carbon footprint, and offsetting emissions through renewable energy products, the company ensures a commitment to addressing environmental concerns and reducing carbon emissions. Collaborations and partnerships with technical and financial institutions facilitate resource optimization and mutual success.
Key milestones for Windek Energy include setting up vehicle refueling stations across Nigeria to distribute clean natural gas and recharge electric vehicles, accelerating the transition to clean energy. However, challenges lie in customer perception and trust in emerging cleaner technologies.
As a major infrastructural partner in the energy transition, Windek Energy provides reliable supplies of clean energy, collaborates with industry players, and prioritizes community engagement. The company creates employment opportunities, offers training programs in renewable energy technology, and supports local residents and businesses through scholarships and grants. By working with the government to develop supportive policies, Windek Energy aims to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations.
Looking ahead, Windek Energy has ambitious goals, including becoming a leading provider of integrated renewable energy solutions, transforming the Sub-Saharan African transportation sector to run on clean energy, and achieving net-zero emissions. Exciting upcoming projects for the company include the development of distribution stations for natural gas and electric vehicles, as well as a platform for trading renewable energy credits.
Okunbo shares essential advice for aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs, emphasizing the importance of staying true to your purpose, building meaningful relationships, and being resilient in the face of challenges.
With Windek Energy's dedication to innovative technologies, community engagement, and their vision for a sustainable future, they are championing the global transition towards cleaner and more equitable energy systems in Africa.