Engie Energy Access partnering with the Rural Electrification Agency and CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) to electrify 15 communities in Nigeria
19 Oct 2023

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This collaboration is set to bring clean and stable electricity to 15 rural communities spread across Nigeria. Under this public-private partnership agreement, a portfolio of mini-grids will be constructed to connect hundreds of households and micro-businesses in underserved and unserved rural communities. This initiative reflects the commitment of the present administration to enhance power supply and increase access to reliable electricity for these communities.

Abba Aliyu, Head of the Project Management Unit at the Rural Electrification Agency, expressed his enthusiasm during the signing of the project agreement in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He emphasized that this partnership is a significant step towards addressing the energy needs of rural areas and advancing the development agenda of the country.

Humphrey Wireko, Managing Director of CrossBoundary Access, who signed on behalf of his firm, affirmed their commitment to the project. He revealed that the project is poised to provide power supply to the benefiting communities within the next six months boosting economic growth in the community.

Onyinye Anene-Nzelu, Head of Mini-Grids at ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, emphasized the impact of this initiative. With an enabling business environment, ENGIE Energy Access is set to provide scalable energy access through Mini-Grids to Nigerians in rural communities, contributing to economic development and reducing Nigeria’s energy access deficit.