A Ray of Hope for Off-Grid Rural Communities in Nigeria – USTDA funds Havenhill Synergy

Abuja, Nigeria. 09/20/2019 – In a bid to further increase energy access, Havenhill Synergy has received funding from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for a feasibility study and other project development activities supporting the off-grid electrification of rural communities across Nigeria.

Havenhill intends to carry out development activities in 110 communities across Nigeria that will potentially host its portfolio of off-grid smart solar mini-grids which will serve as the first access to clean electricity by the inhabitants of the community. This study will be done in collaboration with Odyssey Energy Solutions Inc. who will provide Havenhill with the technical support required for the development of the project.

“While this is a validation to the quality of the work we do in Nigeria, most importantly, it helps us to develop a portfolio of 110 solar mini-grids projects that will be finance ready at the end of this feasibility study and impact over 300,000 off-grid population,” said Olusegun Odunaiya, CEO Havenhill Synergy Limited.

“Nigeria is a dynamic market with many opportunities for cooperation between our private sectors,” said USTDA Acting Director Thomas R. Hardy. “USTDA’s support for these energy projects will strengthen business ties between our countries and deliver important results for the Nigerian people.”

Lack of access to electricity is one of the major issues plaguing the development of rural communities across Nigeria. This funding will further help Havenhill increase energy access to these communities. Till date, Havenhill has deployed four mini-grids – a 20kW system in Kigbe, Abuja, 30kW system in Kwaku, Abuja, 45kW system in Yebu Abuja and a 100kW system in Budo Aare, Oyo State. Havenhill now aims to scale its off-grid electrification solution to 110 communities across Nigeria.

About Havenhill Synergy
Havenhill Synergy Limited is a cleantech utility company that generates and distributes clean, safe, cost-effective and sustainable electricity in rural and urban areas in Nigeria. Havenhill Synergy’s current activities span across rural electrification, solar home systems with equal remarkable traction experience in the solar EPC space.

About USTDA
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries. Visit ustda.gov

COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT
Abigail Jibril
enquiry@havenhillsynergy.com | (+234-706-380-3881)

 



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