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ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, a leading provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions in Nigeria has unveiled its plan to connect 2,700 unelectrified health centres in Nigerian communities to stable electricity supply using renewable energy over the next four years, starting in August of this year.
This plan was revealed by the Managing Director of ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, Mr. Bankole Cardoso, at the Powering Africa Summit in Washington D.C., where he spoke on the the ‘Health Electrification” panel on Thursday, 17 March, alongside other energy industry leaders from across the world. Powering Africa Summit 2022 is a gathering of global energy industry leaders; key players from North America with Ministerial and Governmental participants from across Africa to drive energy developments on the African continent.
According to data from Sustainable Energy For All, Nigeria currently has 36,000 health centres of which 13,000 are without electricity. This health centre electrification project is closely aligned with ENGIE Energy Access’ mission to improve the livelihoods of people in rural Africa through renewable energy solutions.