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Zola Electric Partners OVH Energy to deepen Renewable Energy Penetration in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria. July 22, 2019ZOLA 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, anywhere’.

“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 energy.

About ZOLA Electric

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 Midstream Jetty.

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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