Posted by News Express | 24 April 2020 | 736 times
Shell funded All On has announced the completion of a 9.6Kw solar and 30kWh battery storage solution at the Rivers State COVID-19 Isolation Facility located at the Eleme General Hospital, Ogale Nchia, Rivers State.
“All On lauds GVE for the progress made thus far in Rivers State. In line with our mission, this project is another demonstration of our commitment to supporting relief efforts in the Niger Delta during these critical times and we commend GVE for its professional and timely execution,” said its CEO, Wiebe Boer.
GVE’s installation was executed from All On’s N180 million COVID-19 Relief Fund as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme launched on March 31, to support national efforts to contain the pandemic via 4 investee companies – Auxano, Arnergy, GVE and Lumos – to provide solar power for emergency health centers.
“As the leading indigenous PV solar mini-grid company in Sub-Saharan Africa and a socially responsible organisation, we are delighted by the support from All On through the COVID-19 Solar Relief fund and the opportunity to deploy the Eleme isolation solar system. This will enhance access to quality healthcare services to patients. We also appreciate Stakeholder Democracy Network and the Rivers State Government for their support towards the initiative,” said Ifeanyi Orajaka, MD/CEO, GVE Projects Limited.
“The solar powered installation consisting of 30 panels and 16 batteries, with capacity to provide up to 30Kwh of power storage to the isolation center, was designed and installed by GVE in partnership with Port Harcourt-based Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN).
“SDN has been really pleased to play a facilitation role on this project. All credit to GVE and the Ministry of Health, Rivers State for connecting efficiently to make this happen swiftly. We’re also extremely pleased to see that this installation is likely to have a long-term impact on the hospital and the services it provides,” Chris Newsom, SDN Programs Advisor said.
The installation will provide uninterrupted power supply for medical and other appliances at the Eleme COVID-19 isolation facility.
All On was established by Shell to contribute to addressing Nigeria’s access to energy gap through impact investing and the creation of an enabling environment for players in the off-grid sector to thrive. Through the COVID-19 Solar Relief (CSR) Fund, it is contributing to interventions nationwide by providing a green power solution to aid in the containment and treatment of the virus, while also creating awareness of solar power for the development of the Nigerian economy.
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