Developers signed agreements for solar hybrid mini grids in Nigeria

Two solar companies signed an agreement with the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency to develop solar mini grids in Nigeria.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, signed Performance Based Grant (PBG) agreements under the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) to develop solar hybrid mini grids in four communities.
Nigerian renewable energy company Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd. is expected to connect about 800 households, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and public facilities in Petti, Kilankwa and Kwali. Solar energy company Darway Coast Nigeria Ltd. will connect 1000 households, MSMEs and public facilities in Obite Community at Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Head of the Project Management Unit of the NEP, Anita Otubu who coordinated the signing agreement, said that applications are still being accepted from mini grid developers to assist in accelerating the development of mini grid technology solutions to close the energy gap in Nigeria.
The Rural Electrification Agency is the implementing agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria tasked with the electrification of unserved and underserved communities. The Nigeria Electrification Project is a programme to catalyse off-grid development in Nigeria, through the provision of grant funding, detailed market data and technical assistance, financed by the World Bank ($350 million) and the African Development Bank ($200 million). The NEP components are solar hybrid mini grids, solar home systems (SHS) and the energizing education programme (EEP).

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