FG Energizes Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi with Solar Hybrid Mini-Grid
Under the Federal Government’s Energizing Education Programme (EEP), the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state was energized with a 8.25MW Solar Hybrid Mini-Grid to serve a combined population of over 17, 000 students & staff members.
The Phase 1 of the Energizing Education Programme (7 Solar Hybrid Projects) is being funded from the Green Bond issued by the Federal government. The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) commissioned 3 of these EEP projects, fully functional, while 4 is underway.
A pivotal component of all EEP projects is the training centre delivered alongside the solar hybrid mini-grids deployed in beneficiary institutions. With world-class tools and learning modules on renewable energy, these centres help to deepen the knowledge of Female STEM Interns.