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AEDC Deploys Off-grid Connections In Rural Communities

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has said the renewable energy and off-grid connection will serve as a means to connect rural communities to electricity in its coverage areas.

The managing director of AEDC, Christopher Ezeafulukwe, who spoke on the sideline of the commissioning of a 352.24Kwp solar hybrid mini-grid in Toto Local Government of Nasarawa State, said it is exploring innovative business models that would augment its grid supply with off-grid sources such as mini-grids.

He said the successful execution of the mini-grid project by AEDC in collaboration with PowerGen and REA indicated the renewed commitment to optimize renewable energy and off-grid opportunities to complement its grid capacity.

“This is to ensure sustainable electricity supply to our esteemed customers. So, AEDC will leverage this success to forge stronger partnerships and collaboration that would see us execute more of this type of project.”

He said the choice of the Toto community for the pilot project was not difficult given the economic potential of the community which had been underserved.

He charged members of the community to avoid vandalisation, theft of energy and infrastructure and equipment, non-payment of bills, hostility and other acts of sabotage that are inimical to the continued provision of electricity supply.

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Source: dailytrust

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