- Nigeria has launched a tender seeking to set up off grid and mini grid solar power capacity in the country
- It will be set up across various regions under 2 separate categories, said the Ministry of Power
- The expression of interest has been sought from experienced and competent bidders
The Federal Ministry of Power in Nigeria has launched a solicitation process with a view to set up off grid and mini grid solar power capacity in the African country. The expression of interest (EOI) is sought, explains the ministry, from experienced and competent bidders to tender the following projects.
Under category B (works), it has called for establishment of off-grid solar in the following regions:
- Construction of off grid/ on-grid renewable energy (solar) micro utility in Umuchiaka, Lowa Autonomous Community in Ihite, Uboma LGA, Imo State.
- Construction of off-grid/ on-grid renewable energy (solar) micro utility/Tella Village or Bantage Village in Wukari LGATaraba State
- Construction of off-grid/ on-grid renewable energy (solar) micro utility at Bumoundi- Ekpetiama.Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State
- Supply of 40 kw solar mini grid in Anwase, Kwande LGA, Benue North East Senatorial District, Benue State
- Provision and installation of solar hybrid mini grid supply in Anwase, Kwande LGA, Benue State
- Provision and installation of solar powered streetlights at Ozom, Umuoke, Okamkpam, Umuagur, Nkwo, Ezeagu, Okposi, Umueze, Obodii, Umuomarigi, Enugunagu, Amaogbu, Umuobo, Ihuezi, Umuonaga, Onuiyi, Ozom, Umuagibo And Uguwakuru in Eziagu LGA of Enugu State
Under category D (concessioning of mini grid solar plants), the ministry has sought to establish the following:
- 40kWp solar PV mini grid network at Gnami Village, Kaduna State
- 50kWp solar PV mini grid network at Pakau Village, Kaduna State
- 60kWp Torankawa solar PV interconnected mini grid, Sokoto State
Details of the tender requirements and eligibility can be found on the country’s public procurement portal.
In June 2020, the Nigerian government released its 4-point program called Bouncing Back: The Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan to focus on aspects that would help the country emerge stronger financially from the impacts of COVID-19. One of the focus areas under the plans was for the country to get solar home systems (SHS) installed for some 5 million households with private sector’s aid, to serve some 25 million denizens not connected to the national grid (see Nigeria Wants Solar Home Systems For 5 Million Homes).