Kigbe is a suburb located in the Kwali local government in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It is situated 27km from the existing grid infrastructure. Prior to this project being commissioned, the residents of Kigbe did not have access to electricity and depended on candles, kerosene lanterns, and very few generators for their lighting.
This caused poor living standards for the inhabitants and made it virtually impossible to sustain businesses in the community.
Schneider Electric and Havenhill Synergy collaborated to build a mini-grid in Kigbe providing continuous access to electricity, using a cutting-edge model of community level electrification with decentralized power generation.