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TIS Renewables seeks off-grid power for Lagos-Ibadan train station

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TIS Renewable Energy Limited, a Lagos-based renewable energy company, has submitted an application to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for an off-grid licence to generate 6MW of clean energy for the Lagos-Ibadan railway line.

This license, if granted, would allow TIS to build a dedicated power plant at the Loco Powerhouse within the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) compound in Ebute Metta, Lagos.

The generated electricity would primarily power the Mobolaji Johnson train station, with the potential to extend to other mutually agreed train stations and NRC facilities.

The move towards off-grid power generation promises numerous benefits. It would reduce dependence on the national grid, leading to increased stability and reliability, particularly crucial for time-sensitive train operations.

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Additionally, the utilization of renewable energy would significantly contribute to lowering carbon emissions, aligning with the government’s sustainability goals.

The NERC has opened a 21-day window for individuals to submit written comments regarding the proposed licence. These comments, clearly outlining any objections, must adhere to the NERC Application for Licences Regulations 2010 and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (Business Rules of the Commission) Regulations 2006.

If approved, this project would serve as a pioneering example of integrating renewable energy within Nigeria’s transportation sector, paving the way for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

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According to a public notice issued by TIS Renewable Energy, individuals with objections to the grant of the licence have 21 days from the date of publication to submit their written comments to the NERC headquarters in Abuja.

The comments should clearly articulate the basis for any objections and adhere to the NERC Application for Licences Regulations 2010 and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (Business Rules of the Commission) Regulations 2006.

This initiative marks a significant step towards embracing renewable energy solutions within the Nigerian railway sector. The proposed 6MW power plant, once approved, has the potential to improve the efficiency and reliability of train operations while contributing to environmental sustainability goals.