JICA To Hand Over Phase Two Of Solar Power Project To Nigeria

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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be handing over the 2nd phase of the “The Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System” to Nigeria on Tuesday, 3st of January. The 1st phase of the project with capacity of 975kwp was commissioned on 23rd of August, 2016 and is currently generating clean energy for the treatment plant.

According to the Communication Officer fo JICA, Mrs Salamatu Baba on Thursday, the official commissioning of the project would be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the project site – Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plant in Abuja. She stated that the project was part of Japan’s “Cool Earth Partnership Programme.’’ and was aimed at decreasing global greenhouse gas emissions so as to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Mrs Salamatu said, “The implementing organisations for the project are the Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing and Federal Capital Territory Water Board, under the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

“This project includes the installation of 1,180 kwp (total) of rated generation capacity of the photovoltaic (PV) panel at the premises of Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plant.

“It will supplement electricity supply from the grid. ’’

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