Nigeria: Utility-Scale Solar for NDPHC

Reducing the electricity gap in Nigeria.

The Nigerian government has turned to Sun Africa to help them accomplish an ambitious feat: Reduce the gap in electricity between urban and rural areas. Sun Africa, in partnership with the Government of Nigeria, is investing $1.8B to bring utility-scale solar to some of the remotest parts of Nigeria that lack access to reliable electricity.

Developing a transformative project together.

Sun Africa and NDPHC are developing this project in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan and Economic Sustainability Plan to address widespread electrification, local job creation, and knowledge and technology transfers. The first phase contemplates approximately one Gigawatt of utility-scale solar power generation in multiple locations, inclusive of battery storage and interconnection and distribution infrastructure. In addition, Sun Africa has committed to providing NDPHC with an advanced grid asset management system to allow it to efficiently and effectively monitor and control its newly acquired assets.

Strengthening and expanding national electrification.

Once completed, the electrification of Nigeria will be transformed. Sun Africa will install 961 Megawatt Peak (“MWp”) at Gwagwalada, Abuja; Geregu, Kogi State; Ihovbor, Edo State; Gombe, Gombe State; and, Lafia, Nasarawa State; and 443 Megawatt-hour (“MWh”) of utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (“BESS”) at Gwagwalada, Abuja; Geregu, Kogi State; Ihovbor, Edo State; Gombe, Gombe State; and, Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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Sun Africa’s utility-scale solar project in Abuja, Gwagwalada, will connect 143 MWp through PV energy into the national grid.
Sun Africa’s utility-scale solar project in Edo, Ihovbor, will connect 143 MWp through PV energy into the national grid.
Sun Africa’s utility-scale solar project in Gomber, Gombe, will connect 143 MWp through PV energy into the national grid.
Sun Africa’s utility-scale solar project in Kogi, Geregu, will connect 143 MWp through PV energy into the national grid.
Sun Africa’s utility-scale solar project in Nassarawa, Lafia, will connect 143 MWp through PV energy into the national grid.
An agreement was recently signed between the Nigerian government and Sun Africa to install solar energy production systems in a dozen localities poorly served by the national electricity network.
Sun Africa CEO Adam Cortese meets with Angola President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sun Africa signed an agreement with President Buhari, helping Nigeria achieve its goal to reduce the gap in access to electricity between the country’s urban and rural areas.
The Nigeria utility-scale solar project will enable the implementation of numerous renewable energy projects, creating an extension of the national electricity grid to underserved states.
By the numbers

Making an impact in Nigeria

$1.8B investment to bring utility-scale solar to some of the remotest parts of Nigeria
961 MWp Megawatt Peak ("MWp") provided by 5 sites
443 Megawatt-hour ("MWh") of utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems
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