- Earlier this month, Nigeria Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola, commissioned a solar micro grid power system for the headquarters of the ministry in Abuja.
- The 1.52 MW system will provide power to 5 administration blocks housing the Ministry of Works and Housing and Ministry of Environment and Lands.
- The system will ensure that the ministry’s headquarters has constant electricity outside of the national grid, mainly using solar.
“This project was approved by the Federal Executive Council on the 20th March 2019 at the time when the Ministry of Power was part of Works and Housing,” Mr Fashola said at the commissioning ceremony.
“It would see to the reduction of average diesel consumption from 764,248 litres per annum to 166,825 litres per annum and cost saving of NGN270,945,000 over 20 years…” he added.
The project also included replacement of 400 Air-conditioning units with new inverter-based energy-efficient units plus 2600 light fittings with energy-efficient LED’s.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal