Akwa Ibom Government to electrify 25 communities through Solar [See List of Communities]
About 25 Akwa Ibom communities have been earmarked across the state for solar powered mini-grid, Commissioner of Power, Dr. John J. Etim revealed during a press conference.
Though an initiative of World Bank/REA Nigeria Electrification Program and investment in renewable energy, Etim said the state is already building solar grid systems.
Dr. John said “we’re deploying solar energy for several communities to benefit from the National Solar Programme.. we tapped into the World Bank/REA Nigeria Electrification Program and investment in renewable energy, and over 25 communities have been earmarked across the state for solar powered mini-grid“.
Ini Local Government Area is one of the community that the construction of Solar Powered Mini Grid has already begun.
“Work has already started in Ini local government to build a mini grid that will supply solar powered electricity to the communities there“, He said.
On the state of Power for all, an initiative of Governor Udom Emmanuel to connect the whole state to the National grid.
The commissioner said “we have attained 94 % in the connection of the 2,274 gazetted villages to the national grid, and believe that we have performed remarkably well in this regards”.