REA to collaborate with Jigawa state on solar mini-grids and Jigawa Energy City


The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has had a collaborative meeting with the Jigawa State Government on the development of solar mini-grids in the state as well as the proposed Jigawa Energy City.

The Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification Agency, Damilola Ogunbiyi was at the Deputy Governor, Mr. Ahmad Mahmud’s office in Jigawa, on the 8th February, 2018 to this effect.

They also commenced negotiations to enable Jigawa to deploy solar electricity solutions to reduce its monthly expenditure on street lights in its 27 local governments by adopting solar power.

The Deputy Governor said there were off grid communities in which the distribution companies may not want to invest money in and he was hoping REA would develop off grid standalone solutions in these villages.

The REA has been responsible for implementing the Federal Government’s commitment to aggressive rural electrification across the country through the use of renewable energy and mini grids.