SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 18 – Power project development company, Central Electric and Utilities (CEU), and renewable energy solutions provider, Anergy Solar, are two of the seven companies to deliver sustainable electric power to rural, underserved Nigerian communities in Nigeria.
The follows the Federal Government’s Output Based Fund grant Memorandum of Understanding with them for the deployment of solar home systems to power remote communities.
Today’s Echo gathers that the agreement, signed on Wednesday, would also provide electricity to micro, small and medium enterprises located in areas categorised as unserved or under-served in terms of power supply.
The Federal Government through the Rural Electrification Agency said the deployment of the solar home systems would further increase the number of citizens being supplied with electricity through solar systems.
Speaking to journalists on the side-lines of the MoU signing ceremony in Abuja, the Managing Director, REA, Ahmad Salihijo, said, “The objective of the stand-alone solar home system component is to help millions of under-served households and MSMEs access better energy services at lower costs.”
He noted that the cost was lower than what was currently paid through the sale of stand-alone solar systems provided by the private market.
The Component Head, Solar Home Systems, Ifunanya Nwandu-Dozie, stated that after a rigorous evaluation process, seven companies were selected to sign the OBF grant agreement.
She listed the companies to include Arnergy Solar Limited, Central Electric and Utilities Consortium, Cloud Energy PhotoElectric Limited, and JV Solar Integrated Power Solutions Limited.
Others are Leadsun Technologies Company Limited, Privida Power Limited, and Sosai Renewables Solar Electric.
“These companies forecast to sell approximately 100,000 systems by the end of 2021. As you can see, we, the REA and Nigeria Electrification Project, are well on our way to achieving our universal electrification target by 2023,” Nwandu-Dozie stated.