Inauguration of the Community Energy Service of Bambadinca

Inauguration of the Community Energy Service of Bambadinca

Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Eng. Domingos Simões Pereira, and the ECOWAS Commissioner for Energy and Mines, Mr. Bangoura Morlaye, inaugurated on March 4 2015 the Community Energy Service of Bambadinca (SCEB).

The entry into service of SCEB will allow inhabitants of Bambadinca overcome the constraints in electricity access. Around 8.000 inhabitants will benefit from a
permanent supply of renewable energy, which is guaranteed by a innovative hybrid photovoltaic plant of 312 kW of power. This is the result of the project titled "Bambadinca Sta Claro", funded by the European Union, the Camões Language and Cooperation Institute,UNIDO and ECREEE, with the support of the Directorate General of Energy.

The project was developed and implemented by the NGO TESE Sem Fronteiras and the following Partners: the Bambadinca Community Development Association (ACDB), the Guinean NGO DIVUTEC and the Faculty of Sciences afrom the Lisbon University.

The SCEB will be managed by the ACDB, that will ensure both the supply of electricity at an affordable price and a model of sustainable management with a view to future replication in other locations of Guinea-Bissau and West Africa.

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Read more about the project here


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