Umon Island Solar Mini Grid Project: Mission Report to Umon Island

Umon Island Solar Mini Grid Project: Mission Report to Umon Island

Umon Island is located in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Southern Nigeria. The Community is surrounded by the waters of River Cross. Since the Community is surrounded by water, there is no access road connecting the other part the state to Umon Island; thus, the major means of transportation to Umon Island is by water. The Community is not connected to the national electricity grid and going by the economies of grid connected electricity, Umon Island may not be a viable location for grid generated electricity in the coming decades. The Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP) is implementing solar mini grid projects in Umon Island. Through a open bidding process, the Community Research and Development Center (CREDC) was selected by the NESP to serve as the mini grid operator in Umon Island. For the smooth operation of the mini grid facility in Umon Island, CREDC is expected to carry out some preliminary activities to prepare the inhabitants ahead of the inauguration of the Solar Mini Grid Facility.

Mission Report to Umon Island