In furtherance of President Bola Tinubu’s policy direction on power generation, the National Defence College (NDC) has signed a partnership agreement with Rana Energy to generate 18500 Megawatts of clean energy for 5,000 homes. The agreement is also expected to provide 1000 jobs for unemployed Nigerians.
At inception, the partnership with Rana Energy, an energy security and solutions provider, is expected to deliver a historic 5MW energy security and sustainability program. The project is expected to be delivered in three phases across the three primary sites of NDC, notably, the current site in Central Area, Permanent Site Piwoyi and camp in Ushafa all in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The project is also in consonance with the policy of the NDC to meet its own energy needs and carry out corporate social responsibility by lighting up surrounding communities.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Spokesperson of the college, Navy Captain Chinwe Umar, said the project is “in response to the president’s clarion call to improve power generation with all
available resources and provide clean energy for Nigerians.” NDC entered a partnership with Rana Energy, an energy security and solutions provider to deliver a historic 5MW Energy Security and Sustainability Program.
“With the 5MW Energy Security and Sustainability program NDC will become truly self-sufficient, insulated from the volatility, high costs associated with current diesel generation, and protected from the associated pollution”.
The statement further affirmed that “the 5MW energy security and sustainability program will complement efforts to position the NDC as amongst the best defence institutions in the world and will critically secure its energy future.” This landmark program will see the construction of solar car-port arrays, solar farms, battery energy storage and substations.
The program will be delivered in three phases across the three primary sites of NDC, current site in Central Area, Permanent Site Piwoyi and Camp in Ushafa. It noted that “during the construction stage and operation stage of this program over 1000 Nigerians jobs will be created, and human capacity developed. “When the program is completed, over 18,500 Megawatts-hours of clean energy will be generated annually, enough power for 5000 homes.
“NDC will meet its own energy needs and carry out corporate social responsibility by lighting up surrounding communities”.
The project was launched during the graduation ceremony of NDC Course 31 by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).