Kaduna Electric has said it would partner the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto on renewable energy as part of efforts to diversify sources of their energy for sufficient supply of electricity to the customers. The company also donated a 7.5 MVA transformer worth about N100 million to the institution.
Managing Director of the company, Engineer Haruna Garba said the planned partnership was aimed at expanding the scope of their coverage through providing an alternative source of electricity to certain areas.
This was disclosed during a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of UDUS, Professor Abdullahi Audu Zuru.
There are areas where we can hardly reach because of their location and the cost of running transmission lines to them. So the only way to reach out to them is by providing them with the alternative source of energy like wind, solar hydro among others.
This is why we are partnering the university because it has an important role to play being a centre of excellent on renewable energy.
He described UDUS as a “priority customer” and assured them of 24 hours uninterrupted power supply.
The Managing Director also commended UDUS management for the regular payment of their bills despite the current economic crunch that affected virtually every sector in the country.
Responding, Professor Zuru thanked the company for their timely intervention, saying the institution had been running on generating sets due to the total failure of the former transformer.
The way you responded to our demand is superb and it is a clear indication that things have changed in the country.
He expressed willingness of the university to partner with the company on renewable energy.