Authorities of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) have been granted a licence by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for a 15 mega watt photo voltaic solar power project.

The project which is being driven by the United Kingdom branch of the University Alumni body, is billed to operate under a Public Private Partnership arrangement to complement the 7.5 electrification project being undertaken by the institution.

UNBEN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense made the disclosure on Wednesday at a Media briefing to herald the 44th Convocation/48th Founder’s Day lecture Ceremonies of the Institution which begins on Monday November 19th 2018.

Source: Independent