The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and the Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (AMDA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and accelerate mini-grid development in Nigeria. The MoU will focus on knowledge sharing, capacity building, and better coordination of the sector, amongst other initiatives.
As part of the REA’s Vision and Strategic Roadmap, the Agency has, over the years expanded its partnership portfolio, while collaborating with forward-leaning stakeholders across the off-grid energy value chain. With the pivotal role and sustained impact of AMDA in Africa’s renewable energy space, the REA – AMDA partnership is a significant step forward for the mini-grid sector in Nigeria as it underscores a shared commitment to research, data-driven decision-making, and the establishment of robust industry standards.
With a partnership now sealed through a Memorandum of Understanding, the REA and AMDA will collaborate on a non-exclusive basis to further advance access to sustainable electricity for Nigerians and other African countries through mini-grids and decentralized utilities, and ultimately achieve universal access to energy by the year 2030.