Signs MoU for 250kW – 1MW solar power
In continuation of its efforts to ensure the provision of electricity 24/7 for all Nigerians, and in line with the Presidential mandate for the power sector, the Federal Government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) with Ezektech Limited for the provision of 250kW – 1MW solar powered plant all over the country.
Performing the signing ceremony in Abuja today, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, described the initiative as the right thing to do. He said, “the project should not be put in the archives;” this is just as he insisted, “we want to see action, because this things are do-able”.
The Minister who described the provision of electricity in smaller ranges as laudable, disclosed that it would be devoid of licencing bottlenecks as stipulated by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), which would make the delivery of power to the people easier and quicker.
According to him, the power generated by the venture could be distributed to larger industrial clusters and agrarian communities, adding that government on its part had already embraced a similar initiative as could be seen from its Operation Light-Up Rural Nigeria (OLRN) project kick started in Durumi, Shape, Waru and recently, Wuse market in AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The project, though small, would gradually lead to improvement in access to power by such recipients as this will further increase their performance, and thereby further enhance their contribution to the economic well-being of the people, he said.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the Company, Ezekiel Adeyemi stated that the Consortium had earlier produced a proto-type of the venture – 7.5kW solar-powered farm settlements in Ondo and 10kW in Ijebu Ode, assuring that the Company will show-case its expertise through the introduction of global standard technology in solar-powered energy source.
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