In a way to improve power supply and increase access to quality education, the Federal government under energizing Education programme has installed a solar Hybrid plant with capacity of 2.8 megawatts in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi state.
Commissioning the project, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the project will provide sustainable decentralized energy to the entire campus, improve education and a *create a* better university experience for both students and staff.
He disclosed that the project will supply 7,700 students and 1,819 staff of the university with clean, reliable and affordable electric power.
The Vice president announced that part of the project include renewables workshop/training to promote renewable energy training. The project will also include the installation of over 7.5kwh street lighting to enhance security and safety within the campus.
In his remarks, Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi said the project is in line With the federal government’s developmental goals to improve electricity access in Nigeria.
The commissioning of the 2.8 megawatt hybrid technology in AE-FUNAI took place in physiotherapy complex in Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.