With plans to commission an additional eight solar mini-grids by early-2023, Husk Power Systems currently has a pipeline of up to 100 such installations for future development.
“Doubling our net-zero microgrid portfolio in less than a year is a testament to Husk’s ability to play an important role in Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan and its goal of providing energy for all within this decade,” stated Husk Power Systems Country Manager for Nigeria, Olu Aruike, adding, “With the continued support of our host communities, governments at all levels and other partners, we will create a rural energy platform to help off-grid and low-grid communities reach their full economic potential.”
The solar mini-grids were commissioned by the nationwide energy access initiative, the Nigeria Electrification Project, a federal government scheme held under the statutory body, the Rural Electrification Agency and funded by the World Bank.
Husk Power Systems’ first series of mini-grids were launched in November 2021, with the company having launched earlier this year its Nigeria Sunshot Initiative, which will target the addition of a minimum of 500 sites by 2026. The Initiative will bring clean, reliable energy to over two million people in Nigeria while displacing approximately 25,000 diesel generators.