Over 2000 consumers to benefit from AEDC interconnected mini-grid project

October 21st, 2019

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has signed a tripartite agreement with the Wuse Market Association and Green Village Electricity company for the supply of uninterrupted power to over 2,000 customers of the market.

The consumers are expected to be beneficiaries of the newly introduced interconnected minigrid project.

At the occasion, Managing Director, AEDC, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya stated apart from reducing the company’s losses in clustered underserved areas such as plazas, markets, estates, it would support AEDC in the delivery of energy to power users by augmenting grid supply.

He said the interconnected minigrid project would augment grid electricity through power supplied from solar energy backed with high quality batteries from Tesla.

“This partnership will help us supply electricity to areas where we have underserved customers,” Mupwaya stated.

He also said the interconnected minigrid project would augment grid electricity through power supplied from solar energy backed with high quality batteries from Tesla.

“This partnership will help us supply electricity to areas where we have underserved customers,” Mupwaya stated.

The Managing Director also said that with the introduction of the project, Wuse market in Abuja would be the first generator-free market in Nigeria.

He said AEDC partnered the Rural Electrification Agency of the Federal Government to conduct an energy audit of the market.

“Following the completion of the audit, the interconnected minigrid model is currently being developed as a pilot with a developer, Green Village Electricity Projects Limited.”

An interconnected minigrid is a power system that receives electricity from both the national grid and an off-grid source for onward power supply to users.

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