Lagos, firms partner on power generation

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration has partnered with A4&T Power Solution and Ikeja Electric Plc to accelerate sustainable energy access across the state.

The governor disclosed this, according to a statement on Thursday, during the inauguration of an interconnected solar mini-grid in Epe.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, noted that the developed interconnected solar mini-grid, which was initially 0.88 MW was scaled up to 2MW is expected to provide energy access to five communities in the Eredo Local Government Area.

He said, “This is a laudable project and a step in the right direction towards bridging the energy gap and enabling universal sustainable energy access in Lagos State. The Lagos State Government, via its Off-grid Electrification Strategy and Action Plan, has set a target to achieve –1GW of Solar PV generation by 2030, and collaborative efforts of players in the sector, such as is being witnessed today between A4&T Power Solutions Limited and Ikeja Electric Plc, will help to accelerate the achievement of this target.

“In line with THEMES agenda of making Lagos a 21st-economy, this administration is supporting collaborative efforts aimed at accelerating sustainable energy access across the state as it continues to provide forward-thinking leadership and the enabling environment towards facilitating improved electricity supply for its continuously increasing populace.

“The Sanwo-Olu-led administration is dedicated to fostering investment in the electricity sector towards achieving an optimal energy mix and will continue to support, encourage, and partner with forward-thinking corporate entities to further promote and deepen sustainable off-grid electrification in the state.”

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