No fewer than 12,500 residents in five communities in Epe, Lagos State, will benefit from mini solar energy project embarked upon by the Lagos State Government, A4&T Power Solutions and Ikeja Electric.
After the groundbreaking ceremony of the interconnected solar mini grid at the weekend, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu described the project as laudable and first of its kind.
The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, who represented the governor, said: “In line with its T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, the Sanwo-Olu administration is dedicated to fostering investment in the electricity sector towards achieving an optimal energy mix.”
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According to him, it was a step in the right direction, towards bridging the energy gap, and enabling universal sustainable energy access in Lagos. Chairman, Board of Directors A4&T, Victor Afolabi, expressed delight for what the stakeholders were doing about the project, just as the CEO, Ayo Ademilua, provided an in-depth insight into the structure of the Hybrid Interconnected mini-grid plant.
The Interconnected Minigrid Access Scheme (IMAS) is aimed at connecting approximately 27,600 households and impacting over 138,000 Nigerians. The programme is led by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), under the Federal Ministry of Power, with support from the European Union (EU) and the German Government through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP).
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