The Kaduna solar PV project forms part of the first series of solar PPAs ever signed in Nigeria
- 50 MW in development in Kaduna state
- Access to clean power for more than 650,000 people
- 300 jobs created during construction
- Annual output of 95 GWh of clean power
- Prevention of 354,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year
- 25 permanent jobs created for operations & maintenance
Along with our local partners eN Consulting and Projects, we are currently developing a 50 MW solar PV plant in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria. The project is at an advanced state of development, with secured power purchase agreement and land rights. Construction is expected to start in Q4 2017.
Electricity access rate is 37% in Kaduna state
In the context of a Nigerian power sector largely dominated by thermal power, the solar farm will feed the grid with 95 GWh of clean power every year, which is equivalent to the power consumption of 650,000 people.
The solar plant will contribute to strengthening Northern Nigeria’s electricity network and improving electricity access rate in the region.
A power project with high economic, social and environmental impacts
- Reduction of the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel for power generation
- Improvement of the power grid’s sustainability in the context of fuel supply constraints and drought challenges faced by thermal and hydroelectric power respectively
- Reduction of the use of expensive and inefficient diesel generators and kerosene lighting by businesses and households
- Local job creation