Recently, Nigerian Breweries Plc is in the spotlight following an absolute solar-powered technology deal. This fabulous initiative in the brewing business, is indeed a sliced bread in Nigeria and across Africa, the first of its kind!. In the light of this, Cross Boundary Energy is committed to a sole responsibility of installing and operating a solar plant of 650kw energy capacity for her client who is the pioneer of the fully-financed deal.
It’s carefully designed rooftop operation, spells a 15-year solar service on behalf of Nigerian breweries.
An annual supply of 1GWh for a location of the brewery, is expected to be generated from the solar energy plant following operations this year. Its essence is a move in the needle for a remarkable drop in cost value besides the reduction of gaseous CO2 released on site which is more than 10,000 tones beyond the site’s life span.
According to the The Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, “We are delighted to be a pioneer in the adoption of solar energy in Nigeria.
“The solar plant will help power our world-class brewery in Ibadan, enabling us to deliver on commitments under our ‘Brewing a Better World’ initiatives and supporting Heineken’s global ‘Drop the C’ programme for renewable energy. ”This is hopeful of increasing usable energy for production, of possible renewable means, from a current level of 14% to 70% by 2030.
The solar plant will open job opportunities in the engineering, construction and maintenance sectors and on the other hand, provide down stream support to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission so as to achieve a set goal of generating up 2,000MW of power capacity from renewables within the next decade. NBPlc, is driven to having partnerships capable of giving value to its business, the nation’s economy and also the environment
As contained in the agreement, the heavyweight beverage producing company, takes financial responsibility for solar power generated, in a received monthly bill with cognizance of maintenance, monitoring, insurance, and financing costs.