Power Supply On Campus Set to Receive Massive Boost…As Ag. VC, Signs Take-Off of 3MW Hybrid Solar Power Plant Project in Abuja

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December 23, 2022

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will soon heave a sigh of relief in respect of power supply to the University with the provision of 3MW Hybrid Solar Plant to boost power supply on campus.

The process which has commenced with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Kehinde with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for the construction of the 3MW Hybrid Solar

Plant in the University.

The project comprises of a new 33KV dedicated electrical line connecting FUNAAB from the power Substation near Paramount FM Radio Station. The Project Site is located behind FUNAAB ‘Power House.

The package also include the upgrading of the 2.5MVA power Transformer in FUNAAB to 5MVA, replacement of the obsolete Medium Voltage (MV) panel that is over 20years old to modern MV panel, replacement and introduction of more street lights on major campus roads and building of a modern Workshop for training on renewable energy sources.

In addition to the construction, 20 female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students will be trained on renewable energy and  would also participate in the construction phase of the solar project, as well as the installation of a 1000kva diesel generator.

The Solar Project is a World Bank Project, which is to be monitored by the Rural Electrification Agency,  is a follow-up to series of stakeholders’ meetings by the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako, who conceptualised the procedures for the smooth take-off of the project.

Those who witnessed the signing were the Managing Director, REA, Engineer Ahmad Salihijo; Director, Works & Services (FUNAAB), Engr. Olawole Akinyele; REA’s Acting Head, Project Management Unit, Mrs. Blessing Agbabokha and FUNAAB’s Legal Officer, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Daramola.

Last Updated on December 23, 2022 by FUNAAB



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