Lagos, Nigeria. July
22, 2019 – ZOLA Electric, Africa’s leading and most trusted solar
energy solutions provider,
has announced partnership with OVH Energy Marketing ltd, licensee of the Oando
retail brand and Nigeria’s leading provider of trusted petroleum products and
services, as part of its efforts to provide more Nigerians with access to clean
24-hour power anywhere.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zola Electric, Bill Lenihan
at partnership meeting between Zola Electric and OVH Energy in Lagos on Monday,
July 22, 2019 stated that the partnership is consistent with company’s plan to
make access to renewable energy products easier across Nigeria.
Lenihan further explained that the partnership offers Zola Electric
access to OVH Energy's up to 350 fuel service stations pan-Nigeria, a strong platform
to reach millions of homes and businesses with its advanced solar power solutions
in a sustainable manner.
This is in line with its mission to deliver ‘Clean 24 hour power,
“Beyond making the lives of all Nigerian’s easier and more
comfortable through better access to our efficient solar energy solutions, this
partnership means ZOLA would also be driving more economic growth as we improve
business productivity across the country,” Lenihan said.
Also speaking at the partnership meeting, the Managing Director, Zola
Electric Nigeria, Abdallah Khamis explained that Zola remains committed to
meeting the energy needs of consumers regardless of their economic status.
“It is a great delight to be a part of this partnership which we
believe is bound to reinforce our commitment to address the energy needs
confronting Nigerians. We believe this collaboration is a clear demonstration
of our strong resolve to meeting the energy needs of Nigerians,” he said.
In his own remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, OVH Energy, Huub
Stokman, revealed that the partnership is a huge step toward the expansion of
its Non-Fuel Revenue base, expanding its product offering beyond fuel,
lubricant and gas-related products and services to now include renewable energy
solutions by ZOLA.
“We believe this collaboration has a huge potential for promoting
and growing our business. Beyond this, we are confident that this partnership
would help push the innovative solar solutions of ZOLA to meet the energy needs
of Nigerians,” he added
Stokman commended Zola Electric for offering itself as a solution
provider in tackling the challenge associated with access to clean, reliable
ZOLA Electric is the leading renewable
energy brand in Africa, delivering clean, affordable, reliable 24 power, for
anyone anywhere. By providing distributed smart storage + solar technology that
is affordable, accessible and reliable, ZOLA Electric’s offerings allow the
average home or business to leapfrog the grid. ZOLA Electric designs
distributed renewable energy solutions based on the latest in solar, battery
and power electronics technology. Adaptable to energy need and income, ZOLA
Electric’s power systems can be bought over time using PAYGo microfinance and
mobile money payments. ZOLA Electric powers more than 200,000 homes and
businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. ZOLA
Electric is a recipient of the UN Momentum for Change Award, the Zayed Future
Energy Prize and is a member of the Global Cleantech 100.
About OVH Energy
OVH Energy (formerly known as Oando
Marketing Limited) is the leading indigenous marketer of choice providing trusted
petroleum products and services in Nigeria. Our expertise spans across the
provision of jetty services and the marketing and distribution of refined
petroleum products for retail, commercial and industrial purposes.
OVH Energy provides solutions for a wide
range of energy needs through its subsidiaries: OVH Energy Marketing (OVHEM)
Limited, licensee of the Oando retail brand and ASPM Limited, custodians of the
Lagos Midstream Jetty, also known as West Africa’s First Privately Owned
Through the Oando retail brand, OVH Energy
has enriched Nigeria’s downstream sector and established an unparalleled supply
footprint, by continuously offering its customers sustainable high quality
products and services including supply reliability, technical expertise and
unmatched customer services nationwide and across the West-African sub-region.
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