he Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has commissioned an 85 kilowatt power (KWP) solar mini grid project in Gbamu Gbamu, Ijebu East Central Local Council Development Area of the State, The Guardian reports.
This is part of the rural electrification goal of the Federal Government through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP). The project, which intends to serve about 490 homes with a total of about 2,500 rural dwellers in the community is a private venture jointly financed by the European Union (EU), and the German Government with technical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The mini grid is one of the five pilot projects implemented under the NESP, which would provide electricity to over 10,000 people across five states (Ogun, Cross-River, Plateau, Niger, and Sokoto). Speaking at the event, Amosun, who commended the partners in the project, revealed that the state has also entered a partnership for the development of a 15-megawatt mini power plant in Abeokuta, which would be upgraded in phases.