Gambia signs solar PPA for 10 MW

Gambia signs solar PPA for 10 MW
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has contributed in the framework of the ECREEE/GIZ facility with the technical support to the draft PPA which has contricuted to the signature of the agreement between the National Water & Electricity Company (NAWEC) and the IPP Emerging Power (Gambia) Ltd. of a 10 MW PV Solar Power Project.
Yasser Gamil, MD of Emerging Power (Gambia) Ltd., has signed the 10-MW PV Solar Power Project PPA for 25 years with Ebrima Sanyang, MD of the National Water & Electricity Company in Banjul, The Gambia.
The construction of the project is scheduled to start in May 2016. This project will help to increase energy access in one of the ECOWAS Member State in which over 60% of the population lacks access to electricity, and which a per capita electricity consumption of 136 kilowatt-hours (KWh) in 2012. What is more, the project is a contribution through the use of the existing renewable energy resources to the needs of the country to overcome its dual challenges of energy access and security of supply.

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