March 2, 2024

Shell-owned renewable firm, Daystar to install Nigeria’s largest solar projects for Nigerian Breweries

… to provide 42% of daytime power consumption, 5,249 MWh of electricity annually

 

Oredola Adeola

 

Shell-owned solar company Daystar Power has signed an agreement with Nigerian Breweries to install and operate a 4.2MWp solar plant and 2MWh battery storage system at the company’s Lagos factory and corporate headquarters in Iganmu.

 

The hybrid solar solution, which is Nigeria’s largest solar and battery storage project for an industrial manufacturer, will generate 5,249 MWh of electricity, providing 42% of the facilities’ daytime power consumption and reducing the company’s dependence on diesel.

 

Daystar made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay after it signed a 15-year Solar Power Purchase that will cover the electricity needs of Nigerian Breweries’ Lagos factory and the Corporate Head Office both in Iganmu, Lagos, as part of its net zero ambition to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030.

 

According to Daystar, the hybrid solar solution will provide 42% of the daytime power consumption at Nigerian Breweries’ Lagos brewery, the Corporate Head Office in Iganmu, Lagos, and produce 5,249 MWh of electricity annually.

 

 

The leading hybrid solar power solutions provider for businesses and industrial manufacturers in Africa, in the statement further stated that the integration of solar into the factory’s energy mix will reduce its dependence on diesel generators to displace an estimated 31.4 million liters of diesel and offset an estimated 84,758 tons of CO2 over the installation’s 20-year lifetime.

 

 

Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, CEO of Daystar Power said, “We are thrilled to sign an agreement with Nigerian Breweries for this milestone project, one of the largest in our portfolio in Nigeria. We could not be prouder to support Heineken as it accelerates its adoption of renewable energy.

 

 

Nigerian Breweries on its part revealed that the agreement with Daystar to design, install, and operate a hybrid solar and battery storage installation is part of its commitment to decarbonize its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040.

 

Federico Agressi,  Supply Chain Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, described the contract signing as an important milestone for Nigerian Breweries Plc, noting that this remains a big step in the company’s journey to achieving net zero with cleaner and cheaper energy.

 

He said, “There is no doubt that this contract ceremony is critical to Nigeria Breweries’ energy transition. Having undertaken similar projects in Enugu and Ibadan, we are quite excited to be introducing a solar power plant in Lagos Brewery as part of measures to reduce production costs.

 

“We are proud of the work we have been doing and look forward to the collaboration. We started at a small level in Ibadan and moved to Enugu. Now, we are doing it bigger at the heart of Lagos,” Agressi said.