As part of the wider EEI scope, over 340 economic clusters have already been identified across the country. Implemented and Supported by the Rural Electrification Agency, the Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI) will support the rapid deployment of off-grid electricity solutions that will provide clean and consistent power to economic clusters in Nigeria.

Project Timeline: The EEI will be implemented sequentially across several phases beginning with a Pilot. The Pilot Phase of the project has been concluded with Phase 1 of the project underway.

Energizing Economies Initiative has launched efforts across several sites shown below;

ARIARIA MARKET, ABIA STATE

Ariaria market – aerial view of Ariaria market

Ariaria International Market is located in the city of Aba in Abia State. The city of Aba is noted within Nigeria and worldwide for its huge commercial activities. Ariaria market is one of the most popular markets in Aba that attracts customers from all over the southern part of Nigeria and beyond. There are a variety of businesses across the market which includes sales of fabrics, clothes, shoe making and sales, pharmaceutical supplies, hair salon materials, salons, general household goods etc. Ariaria market has a total of 37,000 shops.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Ariaria is powered by a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Independent Power Plant that possesses an independent distribution network.

2. The market is being electrified in phases. Phase 1 of the market which consists of 4000 shops have fixed meters.

3. The developers in charge of the project are Total Support Energy(Genco), Taleveras (Disco) and Candesco (Metering).

4. There is an Incorporated SPV called Ariaria Market Energy Solutions Limited (AMESL).

5. Fully set up and furnished Customer Service Shop.

6. Sample of traders across different types of businesses were interviewed on the impact of the solution. They all testified positively about the solution and agreed that their businesses have improved since the deployment of the system.

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SABON GARI MARKET, KANO STATE

Solar panel aerial view in Sabon Gari market

The Sabon Gari Market, built in 1914, is a one stop, all-inclusive market for commodities located right in the heart of the city of Kano State and covers an area of approximately 22 hectares with over 13,000 shops. The market is very popular and it is one of the largest markets which attract customers from all over the Northern part of Nigeria. It consists of both indigenes and non-indigenes, that trade in all manner of businesses ranging from textiles to groceries, tools, cosmetics, costumes, baby wears, etc.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Sabon Gari Market is powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. The market is being electrified in phases with currently ongoing construction activities at Phase 4. Phase 1 powered 500 shops, Phase 2 powered 3,000 shops, Phase 3 powered 4,000 shops and Phase 4 is to complete the whole market.

3. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans, charging ports and are also metered.

4. The developer in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

5. There is an Incorporated SPV is called Sabon Gari Energy Solutions Limited (SGESL).

6. Fully set up and furnished Customer Service Shop.

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SURA SHOPPING COMPLEX, LAGOS STATE

Drone footage of Sura Shopping Complex, Lagos State

The Sura Shopping Complex is located in Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State. It is an ultra-modern shopping complex built to improve the marketing experience from the old Sura Market adjacent to it. The Shopping Complex covers an area land of about 42,000sqm, with 1,047 shops used mainly for commercial purposes. Sura Shopping Complex is particularly known for discounted household items, domestic goods, food stuff, fruit and vegetables. The Shopping Complex is located at Osbourne Road, Simpson Street, Lagos Island.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Sura Shopping Complex receives power from an existing Gas Fired Power Plant known as the Lagos Island Independent Power Plant which is about 2 km away.

2. The Shopping Complex is fully electrified and has an Independent Distribution Network that has the capacity to supply the estimated total demand of 1.5MW to the entire complex.

3. The developer in charge of the project is Solad Power Holdings.

4. There is an Incorporated SPV called Sura Independent Power Limited (SIPL).

5. Fully set up and furnished Customer Service Shop.

6. During the recent communications engagement held at Sura Shopping Complex, the traders are generally satisfied with the SIPL services.

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IPONRI SHOPPPING COMPLEX , LAGOS STATE

Drone footage of Iponri Shopping Complex, Lagos State

Iponri Shopping Complex is a series of shops located in Surulere, Lagos. The complex is well known for souvenirs for all occasions and is also home to all kinds of household and electronic products. It is not as big as the other markets found in Lagos, but it serves its purpose as the go to place for souvenir products. Most people have shops that they rent, where they display their wares, while others are under umbrellas. Iponri Market has a sum of 1,759 shops.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Iponri Market is powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. The market is to be electrified in phases. Phase 1 electrification is complete and consists of 530 shops with Phase 2 in view.

3. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans, charging ports and are also metered.

4. The developer in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

5. Incorporated SPV named Iponri Market Energy Solution Limited (IMESL).

6. Fully set up and furnished Customer Service Shop.

7. Phase 2 construction activities to start soon in the market.

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EDAIKEN MARKET, EDO STATE

Drone footage of Edaikan market in Edo State

Edaiken market also known as Uselu market is one of the most prominent markets in Benin City, located on the Ugbowo Lagos road in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The market stocks a wide range of items from food items, clothes, fabrics, vegetables, meat, plastics, cooking utensils, cosmetics, drinks and beverages. It is highly patronised by people living around the Ugbowo area and also students of the University of Benin because of the proximity of the market to the Ugbowo campus. The market has a total of 523 shops.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Edaiken Market is powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. The market is being electrified in phases. Phase 1 has 168 shops powered.

3. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans, charging ports and are also metered.

4. The developer in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

5. There is an Incorporated SPV is called Edaiken Market Energy Solutions Limited.

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ITA-OSU MARKET, OGUN STATE

The Customer Service shop at Ita-Osu market

Ita Osun also known as “New Market” was formally known as Olabisi Onabanjo market. It is located in the Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of Ogun state along the Balogun Kuku road. It is a general goods market with over 4,000 shops dealing in all household items, provisions, farm produce and fabric. The market is well structured with the market management building within the complex. Shopping at the market is quite convenient because of its layout and accessible car park.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Ita-Osu Market is powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. The market is to be electrified in phases. There is a pilot project which consists of 56 shops. Phase 1 has 508 connected shops in the market.

3. The market has 3 functional hubs. Hub 0 houses the boxes used for the pilot, while hub 001 and 002 house the rest of the installations that make up Phase 1.

4. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans, charging ports and are also metered.

5. The contractor in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

6. There is an Incorporated SPV called Ita-Osun Market Energy Solutions Limited.

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NEPA 1 MARKET , ONDO STATE

Aeral view of Nepa 1 PV panel installation

Nepa 1 Market also known as Caring Hearts Mall is one of the textile markets in Africa. It is a major Textile Market and is located Akure South Local Government Area with a total of 255 shops. This market is known mainly for clothing, lifestyle goods, sample materials, ankara textiles, english laces and george materials. During the festive seasons, the influx of customers to the market doubles.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Nepa 1 Market is to be powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. Construction is complete, market is electrified and monthly uptake rate for power is steadily increasing.

3. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans and charging ports and are also metered.

4. The developer in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

5. There is an Incorporated SPV called Ondo Markets Energy Solutions Limited.

 

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NEPA 2 MARKET, ONDO STATE

Aerial view of installed PV panels at Nepa 2 market

Nepa 2 market also known as NEPA Neighborhood Market is also located in Akure South Local Government Area and it is on the same axis with Nepa 1 market. This market is made up of both closed shops and open stalls and the market is majorly known for the sale of food stuffs, farm produce and household items. There are 308 shops in the market.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Nepa 2 Market is powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. Construction is complete, market is electrified and monthly uptake rate for power is steadily increasing.

3. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans. charging ports and are also metered.

4. The developer in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

5. There is an Incorporated SPV called Ondo Markets Energy Solutions Limited

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ISIKAN MARKET, ONDO STATE

Aerial view showing installed PV panels at Isikan Market

Isikan Caring Heart Market, generally known as Isikan Market is a big market divided with three sections. Isikan section 1 is known for household items, tailoring and textile, Isikan section 2 focuses on food stuffs and farm produce while Isikan section 3 is known for sale of plastic, household and personal items. Isinkan Market is located in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The market has a total number of 486 shops.

PROGRESS REPORT WEEK ENDING 29TH JANUARY, 2020

1. Isikan Market is powered by High Capacity Solar Home Systems with the presence of Hubs for housing the inverters and batteries.

2. The market connection activities happened in one phase.

3. Connected shops are retrofitted with energy saving bulbs, fans, charging ports and are also metered.

4. The developer in charge of the project is Virtus Energy Solutions Limited.

5. There is an Incorporated SPV called Isikan Market Energy Solutions Limited.

 

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