Lolade is the Component Lead for Solar Hybrid Mini Grids under NEP and is in charge of managing the component to ensure it achieves its objective of increasing access to electricity services for 300,000 households and 30,000 local businesses using mini grids. In her role, she ensures that US$150 million allocated to this component is successfully and efficiently disbursed to mini grid developers in order to meet the program objectives.
In addition to her current role, Lolade is Head of the Renewable Energy Department in the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), where she leads the implementation of the REA Off-Grid Strategy, focusing on Mini grid development, Stand-alone solar systems and the Energizing Economies programme.
Lolade also served as the Technical Advisor on Solar and Access, to the Vice President of Nigeria for four years, where she advised on policy, regulation and private sector support to promote the use of renewable technology across the country, both in the on-grid and off-grid sectors.
Prior to working in the Federal Government, Lolade worked with the Lagos State Electricity Board as Project Lead for the Lagos Solar Project. The Lagos Solar project, which was a £40 million project, co-funded by the Department for Infrastructure Development (DFID) and Lagos State Government, is currently the largest segregated solar power project in West Africa, which currently provides 5MW of embedded solar power to 172 schools and 33 primary healthcare facilities located in the rural and riverine areas of Lagos State.
Lolade is a certified Solar trainer with the Renewables Academy AG Berlin (RENAC) and is also a qualified helicopter pilot.