The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed an agreement deal with eight local Solar Mini-grid developers to build 23 solar grids across 11 states in the country.
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FG tagged the solar generation plan Interconnected Mini-grid Acceleration Scheme, IMAS and it aims at increasing the electricity supply to rural communities in Nigeria. The plan, which is estimated to reach 27,600 households and about 138,000 Nigerians in 24 months will cost €9.3 million.
To achieve its aim, the project is coordinated by the Rural Electrification Agency, REA and supported by the European Union and the German government through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme, NESP. Speaking at the grant ceremony, the Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba said that the plan is to generate at least 30, 000 megawatts of electricity by 2030.
The eight indigenous solar companies the FG is partnering with are Acob Lighting Technology Limited, Gve Projects, Nayo Tropical Technology Limited, Rubitec Nigeria Limited, Darway Coast Nigeria Limited, Havenhill Synergy Limited, Sosa-Protergia Joint Development Company Limited, and A4&T Power Solutions Limited.