Nigeria granted $767M for renewable energy development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a grant commitment of $767,512 to support the development of renewable energy in Nigeria.

The funds, which are aimed at the development of solar micro grids in 25 communities across the country, were received by a local private company, Community Energy Enterprises Limited (CESEL), reports ESI-Africa.

CESEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Renewvia Energy Corporation, a US-based renewable energy developer, outlining their cooperation on the solar micro grid projects in 25 communities across Nigeria, which will mean the addition of 60 million new electricity connections for African residential consumers.

Source: ESI-Africa