See How FG Wants To Electrify 10,000 Villages
If your village has been without electricity, it may be coming anytime soon.
The government is planning to bring electricity to a total of 10,000 rural communities across Nigeria through mini power grids.
According to the Rural Electrification Agency, REA the government has also commenced moves that will ensure a reduction in the costs of mini grid-delivered electricity by over 60%.
The REA was set up by the Federal Government with the primary objective of electrifying rural communities.
Apparently, the agency developed an electrification strategy that supports the Federal Government’s policy of incremental growth.
On Wednesday, the agency and Rocky Mountain Institute commenced a three-day mini grid programme that brought together global stakeholders and investors to evolve a road map that was both actionable and scalable.
For the agency, the goal of the programme is to cut costs of mini grid-delivered electricity by over 60% by addressing items such as system costs, demand stimulation and enabling policy.
Commenting on essence of the programme, the Managing Director, REA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, said, “The aim of the REA is to roll out 10,000 mini grids rapidly to support underserved communities in Nigeria and with the current regulatory landscape, Nigeria is the best market to do mini grids.”
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