Nigeria: Havenhill to Power 50 Healthcare Facilities in Oyo State

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  • Havenhill has been awarded grant funding from Power Africa.
  • The finance will lead to the deployment of primary healthcare facilities in Oyo state.

Renewable energy developer Havenhill Synergy Limited has been awarded grant funding from Power Africa. The finance has been provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The funding will accelerate the deployment of the solar and energy storage systems to additional 50 primary healthcare centres in Oyo State using the energy-as-a-service business model. In addition, Havenhill will be injecting substantial equity & debt as counterpart funding alongside this grant provided by Power Africa to electrify these 50 healthcare facilities.

“This is a win for the industry and the healthcare facilities to be electrified. We are excited for this scale-up phase of our Energizing Healthcare Initiative that will enable over 700,000 patients annually to receive better healthcare service. We are grateful for yet another opportunity from the Power Africa team,” said Olusegun Odunaiya, CEO of Havenhill Synergy Limited, while speaking about the grant. “We are delighted to further contribute to the improvement of the Nigerian health sector through the provision of reliable electricity that would aid the work of medical practitioners and caregivers and also impact the lives of those within the communities.”

Havenhill will share the $2.3 million grant with four other companies with competence in healthcare facility electrification (HFE) — Aptech Africa, D.Light, Equatorial Power Ltd., and Solar Works B.V. — to electrify 245 off-grid healthcare facilities in Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

Since its launch in 2010, Havenhill has recorded groundbreaking strides in providing reliable electricity to businesses, off-grid communities, industries and healthcare facilities.

  • Ekene Mekwunye is a Research Analyst for The Electricity Hub. She is an environmental enthusiast, a researcher and an eloquent writer. She graduated top of her class from the University of Benin with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology.