GVE, Nigeria NGO and CSI partner wins GE-USADF challenge

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Posted On: 01.13.2014

News:  Three Kenyan and three Nigerian companies have emerged winners of the inaugural Africa GE-U.S. African Development Foundation Off-Grid Energy Challenge. The winners will receive grants of up to $100,000 to support their initiatives. The challenge was launched in Kenyan and Nigeria in 2013, with plans to expand to other African countries over the next 3 years.

CSI partner Green Village Electricity (GVE) emerged as a winner in Nigeria.  GVEP designed an 18 KW solar-powered mini-grid that provides electricity to 140 homes in the Egbeke community of Rivers state.

“IEEE CSI contributed immensley to GVE’s Power Africa Award by providing us with a detailed referral attesting GVE’s corporate credibility, indicating IEEE CSI’s previous and future commitment to GVE; while affirming GVE’s competentence in executing the proposed project if selected as a winner,” director Ifeanyi Orajaka said.

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