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Four 80kW solar PV-diesel mini-grids in Beleko Soba, Fakola, Dogoni and Diena will be commissioned within months after building work was completed, the Netherlands’ Foundation Rural Energy Services (FRES) told African Energy. The projects are waiting for the end of travel restrictions so specialist teams can commission the plants.
Beleko Soba and Fakola are being developed by Solar23 and Dogoni and Diena by JGH. The European Commission’s African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)-EU Partnership is financing the projects. Bidding was run by FRES. Beleko Soba and Fakola projects were initially expected online by 31 January 2020 and the other two by 15 March.
Each plant is modular and integrated with a 105kVA diesel generator supplied by FRES and 772kWh battery storage. FRES supplied the PV array mounting structures and will operate the plants.
Africa Investment Exchange: Power Update Webinar
13h00-15h00 GMT+1, 7 July 2020
This fourth webinar will provide an update on the tariff renegotiations under way in several African markets as well as discuss the impact of covid on current and future project agreements.
Established in 2013, the Africa Investment Exchanges (AIX) have become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s energy sector stakeholders.
We have taken the AIX meetings online during the Covid-19 disruption but the events will continue to be held under the Chatham House Rule and structured round panel led discussions to facilitate open discussion.