The Federal Government has stated that about 9,000 megawatts of electricity would be generated from renewable energy in its ongoing projects.
Investors king reports that the renewable energy sources to be explored include; solar, wind, hydro, tidal, biomass, geothermal, amongst other energy sources.
The Federal Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba made the assertion on Thursday, during the Rural Electrification Agency management and board retreat held in Abuja.
He noted that tapping into renewable energy sources will bring about quick transformation in the nation’s electricity supply.
“This administration’s efforts to improve energy access through on- and off-grid electrification solutions are commendable. We plan to continue to optimize it while drawing in quality investments and private sector participation in the space.
“We must not lose sight of Vision 30:30:30, aimed at raising the generation capacity to 30,000MW by 2030, of which 30 per cent (9,000MW) will be from renewable sources. The Rural Electrification Agency
is pivotal to this vision, as it has critical roles it must continue to play in the global conversation on energy transition and off-grid electrification,” the minister said.
Jedy-Agba commended the REA for their efforts so far and urged them to collaborate with the necessary organisations for a productive and desired outcome.
He stated that the agency will deliver better and pass its current scorecard with its continuous involvement of experts in its activities.
In his remarks, the Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Ahmad Salihijo, stated that the programme was organised to rebuild the agency and discuss with critical stakeholders the challenges surrounding the execution of major projects.
He charged staff members of the firm to put in their best for a sustainable development, innovative expansion of the agency and enhancement of its record which will further boost the nation’s progress.