(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A 100 kWp Solar hybrid mini-grid project has been commissioned in Adebayo community, Ovia South LGA, Edo State by the Hon. Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba OFR in the presence of other government officials such as the Chairman House Committee on Power Eng. Da’u Aliyu, Honourable (Chief) Oberuakpefe Anthony Afe, Honourable Dennis Idahosa amongst others.
The project enablers
The small solar power plant and its battery storage system were built by Fanny Frank Global Resources Limited under the first tender of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Fund (REF) which was set up by the West African country’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to accelerate the implementation of Nigeria Electrification project (NEP). With the NEP, the federal government seeks to provide electricity access to households, micro, small and medium enterprises in off-grid communities across the country through renewable power sources. The REF finances off-grid projects based on hybrid solar, run-of-river hydro, wind, and biomass.
The purpose of the project
The 100 kWp Solar Hybrid Minigrid Grid Project according to REA has been designed and built to meet the energy needs and improve the socio-economic status of Adebayo, a community engaged in commercial activities such as petty trade, sewing, milling, hairdressing, and furniture, and which has existed without electricity for over 6 decades.
The government agency estimates that the new facilities will provide electricity to 500 households in that particular village.