B&S Power Holding PTE, a global renewable energy and mining developer, engaged in renewable energy power plant design, development, financing, construction and operation, together with SunnyFred Global, a Nigerian investment entity, have concluded arrangements in collaboration with other stakeholders and technical partners, to design, develop, finance and construct Ashama solar power plant -West Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic farm in Nigeria.
With a planned capacity of 200Mw/hr. the facility will be developed on about 304 hectares of land located in Ashama Village, Aniocha South of Delta State in the West African country.
According to a statement from Greenplinth Africa lLimited, the consultants & strategic partners to the project promoters, a media chat & project roadmap presentation will take place on February 25 at Sheraton Hotel Lagos, Nigeria.
The event with the theme ‘Sustainable and Affordable Energy Access for Communities in Nigeria’ will highlight the importance of the Ashama solar photovoltaic project to the host community, state, the nation and the continent at large.
It would be chaired by Prof. Abubakar Sani Sambo, the Vice Chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto who doubles as the chairman of the Ministerial Policy and Technical Advisory Committee on Environment in Nigeria.
Distinguished speakers, technical partners and strategic national and international stakeholders will join B&S and SunnyFred to present the project to the general public.
According to the World Bank, more than 80 million Nigerians do not have access to electricity and millions more suffer from poor service despite efforts by the Federal Government to provide energy in the country. Furthermore about 60 Million of these Nigerians spend more than N1.6 trillion (more than $4bn) on fossil fuel generators annually.
The government, however, expects renewable energy to fill a substantial portion of the electricity poverty gap in the country.