NDPHC, Abuja community sign solar cabin system agreement
By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja
Daily Courier – The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) as part of fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility signed an agreement with Kaida, Community within the Federal Capital Terrory (FCT).
Against the backdrop, the NDPHC will be providing a Solar Cabin System to Kaida Community
This was contained in a statement by Head, Communication & Public Relations, Emmanuel Ojor dated April 11, 2022.
Kaida, a small community with about 250 homes are completely shut out from electricity supply from the grid
But according to Executive Director, Engr Kassim Abdullahi, the NDPHC is working with Sun Africa on the development of Renewable energy projects both on grid and off grid.
“The collaboration will unlock about 1GW of electricity to Nigerians.,.
“The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement, (MOA), which took place on April 6, 2022 at the NDPHC headquarters, Abuja, is a prerequisite for obtaining a permit from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for provision of power less than 100Kw to any community,”
While speaking at the event, the Managing Director NDPHC, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, disclosed that the 27.6KW Solar Cabin System was donated to NDPHC by Sun Africa, a US Company.
In his own remarks, the General Manager, Renewable Energy at NDPHC, Engr. Valerie Agberagba noted that the solar cabin system would provide electricity to 50 homes with an average of four occupants when deployed.
The project he added is expandable, warning hiwever that such expansion will depend on how well Kaida community “takes care of the project.
Agberagba said the community’s actions and inaction will determine the next step for the community.
Mr Peter Mauriv, the executive in charge of Solar Cabin development at Sun Africa stated in his speech: “we are aware that this project would not service every household in Kaida, it is simply going to illustrate the impact it makes and to show the importance of expanding the project in Kaida and to other part of the country.
“The big advantage of renewable energy, specifically solar power is that it is robust and reliable.”
“In addition to providing electricity, this projectt has the potential to create job, provide water, and opportunities to hold social events for the community dwellers.
“A 22KVA generator will also be provided for the community as a backup to support the Solar Cabin System.” he noted further.