On April 30, 2019, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) with support from the European Union and German Government through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) (- a programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing) held a Stakeholders (Bidders’) workshop on the Interconnected Mini-grid Acceleration Scheme Tender. The event was attended by distribution companies, investors, financiers, private developers, and key sector officials.
The objective of the workshop was to sensitise all relevant stakeholders on the nature of the Interconnected Mini-grid Acceleration Scheme (IMAS). The event provided prospective developers with the overview and selection process of the Interconnected Mini-grid Acceleration Scheme (IMAS), and the information of the support package of the selected bidders under the Interconnected Mini-grid Acceleration Scheme (IMAS) tender. The workshop presentations included Interconnected Mini-grid potentials in Nigeria, grid integration of Mini-grids, Interconnected Mini-grid framework, the DisCo’s Perspective as well as training on Odyssey – the online platform for the IMAS tender submissions.