Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has given details of requirements for the establishment of mini grids to be met by potential investors as he launched the mini grid regulations, The Guardian reports.
The requirements were contained in a communiqué released at the end of the 18th power sector stakeholders meeting presided by him and hosted by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) at the Kombotso Transmission Station, Kano.
Fashola explained that the construction of mini grids were intended to improve access to power, provide employment to the Nigerian people and to provide relief to the Distribution Companies (DisCos), and allow a paradigm shift in DisCos operations.
According to him, “All mini grids less than 100KW do not require a permit but require registration with Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). All mini grids greater than 100KW but less than 1MW require NERC permit and all registration should be done on nerc.gov.ng.”