Plateau Plans To Contribute 1/3 Of Nigeria’s 30% Renewables Target

Plateau Plans To Contribute 1/3 Of Nigeria’s 30% Renewables Target

Plateau State, which is reportedly rich in renewable energy sources for electricity generation has said it will give about 10 out of the 30 per cent contribution renewable energy is expected to make in Nigeria’s energy mix in 2030, OGN reports.

It said it has initiated conscious efforts and procedures to accomplish the target, starting with its recent launch of a renewable energy policy and implementation plan which is supported by a guide on initiating and engaging public private partnerships on solar mini grids systems. Mr. Solomon Lalong, the state governor, said these at the third edition of the annual National Council on Power (NACOP) in Jos, capital of the state.

He also said the state was in a hurry to get started on its plans for renewable power generation, and that it could claim immense competitive advantage on solar, wind, biomass, and small hydro power generation over all states in Nigeria. The governor equally disclosed that already two solar power mini grid plants were currently being built in the state. The projects are being done by indigenous turnkey renewable energy firm – GVE Ltd, in Demshin and Anguwa Rina villages.

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