Niger power system

Contracts have been awarded for the hybridisation of 13 diesel plants in Niger using solar PV. The projects are part of the Niger Solar Electricity Access Project, which is backed by the World Bank Group’s International Development Association. The project includes the market development of stand-alone solar kit systems, the installation of solar hybrid mini-grids, and the hybridisation of Société Nigérienne d'Electricité's (Nigelec) existing diesel mini-grids.

The first contract will add solar PV facilities to eight diesel plants located in Dinara (adding 28kW), Mangaizé (195kW), Tarbiyat (193kW), Bazagor (91kW), Tassara (300kW), Telemces (297kW), Tillia (345kW), and Ingal (657kW). Sagemcom Energy and Telecom SAS and Akuo Energy signed the CFA5.7bn contract on 16 July 2020 and work is expected to take 73 weeks.

The second award targets five diesel plants in Bilma, where 544kW solar capacity will be added, Dirkou (3MW), Fachi (192kW), Iférouane (320kW) and Timia (272kW) in the Agadez region. China Gezhouba Group Corporation Ltd, Etechwin and Sinoar signed the CFA7bn contract on 13 July and work is expected to take 18 months.


Africa Investment Exchange: Gas


September to December 2020 – online

The 6th AIX: Gas will be a series of monthly meetings held in a virtual environment between September to December 2020, with live streaming, fringe events, an online exhibition and networking opportunities.

View the agenda (pdf)

Results and comments from an African Energy Gas Survey will be presented on 15 September and throughout the series of meetings. Complete the survey.