Onoja Audu Jos
Integrated power Services Limited with technical support from Rural electrification Agency (REA) and output based grant from Nigeria Electrification Programme (NEP) Supported by World Bank has signed an MOU with Plateau State government is to deploy over 20,500 Solar Home system (SHS) to unserved Communities in 5 Local Government Areas on the Plateau.
David Idem CEO of Wavelength Solar Ltd in a statement made available to Oracle Reporters on Wednesday, Said the project focus is to increase low cost clean energy access,create over full-time and part-time jobs within the state.
He added that Wavelength as a multidisciplinary EPC firm with competence in mini grid design and construction,IPP and oil and gas will train and develop the capacity of over 200 young people in renewable energy business including designs,sizing, installation,Sales, maintenance and customer care.
Idem added that Plateau State through relevant Ministries will norminate the beneficiaries across all the LGAs in the ratio of 55 Percent men and 45 percent Women.
” We are proud to state that our business model is anchored on social, environmental, and economic impact”
Idem further stressed that the SHS deployment in the state will directly contribute to the following SDGs such as 7 affordable and clean energy, 11 sustainable cities and Communities,13 climate action and 17 partnership for the goals.
He added that their presence in Plateau state would enable them deploy mini grids, productive use of energy and recently launched universal funds by SEforAII to further clean energy access to house holds and MSMEs.
It would be recalled that about 85 million Nigerian s lack access to grid electricity as current electricity solutions are expensive and inaccessible prompting FGN to adopt a Solar strategy for the electrification of 5 million households,serving about 25 million Nigerians in the economic sustainable plan.