The United State Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided a grant to a Nigerian company, Quaint Global Energy Solutions for a solar power project they are developing in northern Nigeria.
Quaint is a company specifically organized to develop renewable power projects. They are working with a US energy project developer, Tetra Tech ES, Inc. (Pasadena, California), on a feasibility study to determine the best technical configurations for the project.
Director, USTDA, Leocadia Zak, who signed the grant agreement with Quaint’s President, Mobolaji Durodola said the project is a great example of how the U.S. and Nigeria are working together to increase electricity access under President Obama’s Power Africa initiative.
In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, Zak said “By working together on projects like this one, we can ensure that more Nigerians have access to renewable energy.”
Mr. Durodola said, ‘’USTDA’s support is a step in the right direction for the development of much-needed clean and renewable energy capacity for Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.”
“Quaint is happy to receive this grant and is committed to adding value, talent and energy into the Nigerian power sector.”
‘’This effort will bring 50 megawatts of much-needed clean, affordable energy to Kaduna State. It also has the potential to leverage over $160 million in public and private capital,’’ the statement added.