Nigeria Sunshot Initiative to accelerate microgrid deployment – ESI Africa

According to recent Nigerian government data, solar microgrids represent the least-cost technology for 8.9 million of the 19.8 million additional connections needed in the country to achieve universal electrification.
Net-zero energy company Husk Power Systems is trying address this need through its Nigeria Sunshot Initiative, a multi-year effort that could benefit at least 2 million Nigerians with reliable, renewable energy by 2026. Through this initiative Husk Power Systems wants to provide about 5% of the 8.9m needed connections which would allow them have an impact on 1% of the total Nigerian population.
“Husk Power will do its utmost to support federal, state and local governments to deliver on Nigeria’s goal of universal electrification by 2030,” said Olu Aruike, Country Manager of Husk Nigeria. “With more than 90 million Nigerians still living without access to energy, the Nigeria Sunshot is a real-world demonstration that the microgrid industry is ready to scale, and drive rural economic growth with a net-zero, resilient solution.”  
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Husk expects to end 2022 with more than 20 microgrids in operation. Besides its presence in Nigeria and Tanzania, Husk is also in discussions to enter multiple new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. By scaling in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, Husk will be able to expand and achieve even greater impact. Overall, Husk committed in a 2022 UN Energy Compact to build 5,000 microgrids by 2030.
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