Renewvia Receives $1.2m Commitment From All On To Electrify Communities In Niger Delta

LAGOS JUNE 2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, and All On, a Nigerian off-grid impact investor, today announced a partnership to electrify rural communities unserved by conventional utilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

The agreement includes a commitment of $1.2 million from AllOnto enable Renewvia to develop and operate solar minigrids to bring clean energy, and ultimately spur economic development in the region.

The first two minigrids have been commissioned and are operating in the villages ofAkipelai and Oloibiri, to support the surrounding communities.Renewvia’s minigrid in Oloibiri will power the new Oloibiri Health for Life Medical Center(H4LC) and Knowledge Management Institute, one of the hub health facilities funded by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) under the flagship Oloibiri Health Program. The program is alocal government-wide health system strengthening partnership with the Bayelsa State government. It will provide reliable, consistent power, at a reasonable cost, to enable frontline healthcare workers toprovide affordable, accessible and quality assured health care to Ogbia communities.

“Renewvia Energy is thrilled to partner with All Onto bring reliable, clean energy to communities who need it most,” said Trey Jarrard, CEO, Renewvia Energy Corporation. “We have connected hundreds of householdsin Akipelai and Oloibirito our minigrids, and we expect to seemeasurableeconomic benefits for these communities in the near future.”

The solar minigrids in Akipelai and Oloibiriutilize lithium ion battery storage to provide reliable power throughout non daylight hours and are designed to scale as individual and communal power demand increases, without any financial burden to the community. These minigrids will immediately help over 400 households and multiplesmall- and medium-businesses scale activities and drive community-level economic growth.

“We are happy to announce this partnership in line with our mission to increaseoffgrid energy access to unserved and underserved communities in Nigeria with a focus on the Niger Delta,” said All On CEO, Wiebe Boer. “We are particularly pleased that one of the first minigrid projects under this partnership is supporting health care providers during this time of crisis.”

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