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Rural communities connected to electricity grid

07 October 2015, 08:54Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Some rural communities in the country have received a major boost after a global specialist in energy management and automation commissioned  low-cost, off-grid solar energy solutions.

The commissioning of the facilities in two states is in view of an expansion in four additional pilot states across the country.

The project is designed to provide 24kW of photovoltaic solar based Off-Grid electricity system to rural communities in six different states, namely Anambra, Delta, Gombe, Kaduna, Niger and Osun.

The scheme is partnership is in conjunction with Green Village Electricity (GVE) Projects Limited, Arnergy Solar Limited and Bank of Industry Nigeria Limited.

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They have announced the commissioning of low-cost, off-Grid Solar Energy Solutions in two (2) states this week, in view of an expansion in four additional pilot states across the country.

The system will supply electricity to around 200 clients (residential and commercial) in each of the communities through a 2km 230VAC, 50Hz mini-grid electricity distribution network.

The project will directly impact on an estimated 7 000 people, while an additional 500 people will be impacted indirectly through the cottage businesses and street lighting components also attached to the project.

Schneider, in partnership with GVE Projects Limited, on Tuesday commissioned the Mini-grid Solar project in Bisanti, Niger State.

It will partner with Anergy Solar Limited on Thurday for the commissioning of the project in Osun State.

Country President of Schneider Electric, Anglophone West Africa, Walid Sheta, said they believed access to energy was a basic human right.

"We want homes in Nigeria to have access to reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy," he said


- CAJ News


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