In a technical workshop held on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) through Webinar with Mini-Grid Developers, Solar Home Systems Distributors and the general public on the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) and Solar Power Naija (5million Connections Programme).
The Agency sensitized stakeholders on the NEP and Solar Power Naija with the aim to increase private sector participation and explore areas of partnerships. The workshop reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment on the need to provide renewable energy solutions that will complement the traditional grid extension as a means of delivering electricity to the unserved and underserved communities.
The event brought together about 560 participants across the country and international space to familiarize and participate in the available programmes under the REA. Participants were enlightened on the guidelines and application processes for the solar-hybrid mini-grids, Solar Home Systems (SHS) and the Productive Use Appliances and Equipment (PUE) components of the Nigeria Electrification Project and Solar Power Naija.
The workshop was interactive with contributions and questions from participants on clarifications about how to participate and partner with the agency to deploying mini-grids, SHS in rural communities across the country.