VAYA Energy recently completed a 100kWp Solar Mini-grid in the Belel Community located in Maiha Local Government of Adamawa State, Nigeria. A community with a population of about 10,000 people, there are a lot of cross border trading activities between people living in Belel and Cameroon. Being an official border crossing a large number of imports and exports happen through this town as well as immigration crossings.
Belel has been without grid power and the only source of electricity has been the use of personal generators largely for businesses. VAYA Energy has been able to connect 400 households and a sizable number of businesses to the solar mini-grid. This has been a historic event in the lives and activities for the community as they now have electricity 24/7.
The Belel project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). The mini-grid was developed and is owned and operated by VAYA Energy and is powered by NXT Grid platform.
The mini-grid is fully automated with state-of the-art IoT technology making is easy to monitor and control all aspects of the grid as well as automatically sending token to customer meters without the need for any manual input.