350 Megawatt Development of Renewable Energy Planned in Nigeria

Two Nigerian organisations, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and EM-ONE Energy Solutions have recently formed a partnership with the aim of creating substantial renewable energy projects across the country.  Nigeria’s Federal Government have set targets to be carbon neutral by 2060. In the short term, these projects should generate 350 megawatts of clean energy to help serve the nation’s electricity requirements. 150 megawatts will be focused specifically on health facility electrification.

The projects are part-funded by an investment of $750 million from the World Bank as part of the ‘Distributed Access to Renewable Energy Scale-Up Project,’ also known as DARES. This funding will be administered by the Rural Electrification Agency.

The role of EM-ONE Energy Solutions will be to focus on interconnection of mini-grids, smart grids and virtual power plants, as well as generally working to modernise Nigeria’s electrical grid. Another aim of the partnership will be to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles across the country through incentive programmes.

Abubakar Aliyu, CEO of REA hopes that these collaborative projects will extend clean and reliable energy access to all Nigerians, especially those in struggling communities, while propelling the nation closer to achieving carbon neutrality.

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