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Preliminary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (PESA) of Three (3) Proposed PV mini grids in Gwagwalada. FCT and Agwatashi, Nassarawa State, Nigeria

The PESA was carried out to align to the IFC Performance Standards, 2012, USTDA requirements

Client/Owner: RMI/USTDA Investor / Financier: RMI/USTDA Duration: November 2020 – March 2021
Project Value: 1million USD Service Value: 19million NGN

as well as local Nigerian regulatory frameworks

BACKGROUND

In partnership with USTDA, RMI, an independent NGO seeks to de-risk three (3) solar PV projects in three underserved communities, towards enhancing DER within Abuja Electricity Disco’s catchment area.

Thus a PESA was commissioned per viability of implementing the derisked solar PV projects

SCOPE of WORK

  • identify and categorize E&S risks associated with proposed solar PV mini grid at 3 underserved locations
  • propose mitigation measures for identified E&S risks and gaps associated with proposed solar PV mini grid,
  • develop Environmental and Social action plan per identified E&S risks and gaps associated with proposed 2MW solar PV mini grid,
  • scope further E&S deliverables for identified E&S risks and gaps associated with proposed solar PV mini grid.

Key Stakeholders

International Finance Corporation, United State Trade and Development Agency,
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company

Notable Milestones

Evaluated associated E&S risks and compliance gaps in line with national and international frameworks.

Developed Integrated ESAP for three sites