Nigeria to install new PV mini-grids as domestic off-grid sector surges

PowerGen has installed a new mini-grid in Nigeria and has signed a contract to develop nine more similar installations. Its investments in the country’s booming off-grid market are backed by the World Bank.

On Dec. 7, the Kenya-headquartered off-grid systems developer connected a mini-grid system in the community of Rokota, Niger State. The project serves about 3,000 people with reliable clean energy, it said. PowerGen also recently signed an agreement to develop nine more mini-grids throughout the state, which is Nigeria’s largest.

REA Nigeria said the projects are all supported by the World Bank’s $550 million program for off-grid energy development in Nigeria, which they jointly operate.

(Source: PV magazine)