95m Nigerians lack electricity – Schneider Electric ..700m globally

95m Nigerians lack electricity – Schneider Electric ..700m globally

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No fewerr than 95 million Nigerians lack access to electricity, NewsSpecng learnt.

There are over 700 million people across the world without access to energy, 600 million in Africa a global energy provider, Schneider Electric, said on Wednesday in Lagos.
Speaking during Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) conference and the launch of micro-grid solution for off-grid communities called Villaya Flex, Commercial Director MEAS, Access to Energy at Schneider Electric, Thomas Bonicel said that access to clean and sustainable energy is crucial to economic growth and development.

Bonicel reiterated the company’s commitment to providing 50 million people globally access to clean energy by 2025, and 100 million by 2030.

This is aimed at unlocking access to the future for all.

He said Schneider Electric has a wide range of Access to Energy (A2E) solutions suitable for electrifying small homes and micro-enterprises, fundamental public services, up to villages and communities.

He said the company has decided to deploy it’s A2E solutions in Nigeria, adding that company’s major key performance indicator (KPI) is the impact measured by the quantity of connected people and with Villaya Flex, a latest Schneider Electric innovation, the company is ready to support independent electricity access and renewable energy adoption in remote villages and off-grid communities.

Speaking on the A2E program, Bonicel, said its mission is to empower communities through clean and reliable energy access.

“Schneider Electric’s A2E program provides comprehensive approaches to support the universal access to sustainable, safe, and clean energy for developing countries including Africa, which includes training and entrepreneurship programs, social and inclusive business, and investment funds. In achieving sustainability, by 2030, we want to be net zero ready on all our operations, end-to-end carbon neutral value chain by 2040, and net zero C02 value chain by 2050,” he said on the forum with a focus on universal access to sustainable energy solutions.

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