EU, Germany and GVE build solar mini grids in 2 Plateau communities
The European Union, Germany and an indigenous renewable energy firm, Green Village Electricity Project Limited have completed and activated two solar mini grid plants with the collective capacity to generate 100 kilowatts of clean electricity to power two communities – Angwan Rina and Demshin in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Managing Director of GVE, Mr. Ifeanyi Orajaka, disclosed to the press at the projects’ sites that the two solar mini grids, with 50KW capacity each, were constructed at the cost of €681,000 (exchange rate of N356.67 to one euro).
Orajaka also noted that the project was done under the Nigerian Energy Support Programme, jointly financed by the European Union and government of Germany, with 61 per cent of the cost sourced from the partners while 39 per cent was provided by GVE.
He explained that both communities were predominantly engaged in agriculture and allied services, adding that electricity from the mini grid solar system would be used to process produce from their farms.