Protergia, a leading renewable energy company in West Africa has hosted top players within the energy sector in Nigeria such as Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Dr Alhassan Musa, Director General, Nigerian Energy Commission (NERC), E. Clarks among others, as it commissioned one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Nigeria, the 125kVA (100kWp) at the Citadel & Towers of House on the Rock (HOTR), the Refuge, Abuja today.
While giving his opening remarks, the CEO, Protergia, Ayodeji O. Deji stated that Nigeria as one of the highest energy and power consuming countries of the world still needs urgent intervention and innovation in the area of renewable energy generation and distribution.
“As a nation it would appear that our progress in renewable energy has mostly been focused on 2 extremes of the value chain namely the large, grid connected utility-scale projects with over 900MW worth of IPP licenses already issued at one end and residential systems (usually less than 10kW per unit) already being adopted all over the country at the other end”.
He added that Protergia as a renewable energy brand is currently blazing the trail in renewable energy projects having successfully completed the HOTR project which is not only the second largest but also the largest plant built by a Nigerian company while the AUN project is currently the largest live solar project in any Nigerian University and the largest carport PV project in Nigeria.
The Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola who also gave the keynote address at the commissioning saluted the courage and doggedness of Protergia as a Nigerian energy brand having remarkably implemented massive renewable energy projects across the country within a short time.
“I am highly impressed that a Nigeria company could do remarkably well in taking giant steps in actualising such massive renewable energy projects” he remarked.
He, however, declared that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing will not hesitate in partnering with such an excellent brand such as Protergia in her future projects.